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What Is Time?

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´╗┐What Is Time? Time is an intellectual concept that enables humans to compare sequences and events. Time is said to be eternal. It is said that it has neither a beginning nor an end. Yet men are able to measure it as years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. They have also given meanings to the words ? past, present and future. True, time has a meaning. It moves. What was yesterday is not today. What is today will not be tomorrow. Yesterday is gone. Today is and tomorrow is yet to come. Yet time is said to have no holiday. It exists always. It is an important concept to understand and comprehend but yet very difficult to explain. ...read more.


Through the consciousness of time, a correlation can be found to ones own behavior, goals, motivations, and consequences. Past and future are equally judged. Goals can be set, accountability of possible consequences can be taken, and guilt can be restored. Within the field of cognitive science, one wants to know what are the neural mechanisms that account not only for our experience of time?s flow, but also for our ability to place events into the proper time order. We have immediate experiences of a difference between our present perceptions and our present memories of past perceptions. Those differences are interpreted by us as evidence that the world we are experiencing is changing through time. ...read more.


It is a very broad definition and something that has eluded all scientists and scholars to completely define. Time is the perception of what we experience in our lifetime through a series of events and it influences our knowledge and everything around us in every way. It is very elusive to define time as everyone perceives it in a different way but somehow everyone shares the same idea of what it actually is. In a nutshell , consider that in physics, motion alters time; in psychology, different stimuli alter our perception of time; and in philosophy, there's disagreement on whether time is even real but in terms of our inner lives, no time exists except for what is happening in the present moment and that is what time really is. ...read more.

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