Time isn’t What We Think It Is

Time Is Not What You Think It Is

   Time is an invisible thing, like a thought. Time can’t be seen or measured, yet we say thoughts are things, so what kind of thing is “time”?

Let me enlighten you before you say clocks show the time and measure time.

Clocks don’t show the time. Clocks show numbers, and we translate the numbers into the time. 

Time is a concept that we use to keep track of our daily events and activities. 

Our modern society uses clocks to tell people when things happen when something happened or will happen. 

Clocks tell us what to do and when to do it. 

For instance, a clock tells you when to sleep, eat, and wake up. 

How do clocks tell you what to do and when to go to school or to work?

The word “when?” is a question that a clock answers. A clock can be a watch, and the word “watch” tells you what to do with it. You look at it. 

You will be late for your appointment if you forget to look at your watch. During the last twenty years or more, we could use a phone to tell us “when” to do things. 

At what time do you do things?

    When you do things, the things don't happen because of the time. I don’t want to confuse you, but I think we are confused by the meaning of time.

If I ask you to show me the time, you probably look at your phone and tell me the time. But I asked you to show me the time. You can’t show anyone the time because the numbers on a phone don’t show the time. 

Numbers are only things if you make things look like numbers. For instance, a birthday candle you made into the shape of a number.

What are numbers? 

Numbers represent things, numbers label things, and numbers tell us how many things we have. 

Our language defines numbers. We created words to mean things and named numbers to mean how many things we have. We use numbers to count the amount of things, while clocks count all day. 

The only thing clocks do is count 86,400 times per day. After counting sixty times, a clock displays one; after counting 3,600 times, it displays one; and after 86,400 times, it’s another one. 

These ‘ones’ are numbers defined by our language by counting the motion in clocks. The basic one is a second, 60 seconds is one minute, 3,600 seconds is one hour, and 86,400 seconds is one day. 

Furthermore, 31,536,000 seconds is one year. It's good that a clock does all the counting for us.

We live our lives with numbers that tell us what to do and when to do it. 

But numbers don’t tell us the time! We must do some math in our minds to transform the numbers into the time of day. 

When we look at a watch, we convert the numbers into the language of time. Each person's time of day is personal, depending on their actions and where they are going. 

Our language invented the language of numbers (mathematics), and we translate the numbers on a clock into time. Our system of timekeeping further defines the language of time. 

The past is stored as memories of our history.  Similarly, the future is labeled into appointments and planned events. But rest assured, we can only be in the Now moment at all “times. “ 

The phrase, the past is history, the future is a mystery, and the present is a gift, says it clearly. 

Everything exists simultaneously in the world regardless of the time on a clock. 

Time isn’t relative, as Einstein postulated, and time isn’t something that can change, move, or stop. Clocks are objects that change, move, or stop ticking. But clocks don’t change the time, nor show the time. 

Clocks keep counting to the best of their abilities, depending on their environment. Time dilation happens to clocks but not to time. 

Einstein made his biggest mistake by saying clocks measure time, that time is relative, and time can cause things to happen. 

Consider that clocks are tools that scientists create to keep track of Earth’s rotation. Then, scientists look into space and measure events in the universe using the rotation of Earth. 

Earth Time doesn’t exist elsewhere. It makes no sense when they say the universe is 13.8 billion years old based on Earth’s rotation. We are ignorant of what time can and can't do. 

The Meaning of Time

Time doesn’t exist. What? Let me explain. Clocks show us numbers, and we convert them into time. The time comes from our understanding of numbers. 

Furthermore, the Earth has 24 time zones, and clocks are ticking faster or slower in various places. 

We have given the power of time to clocks without realizing that time exists only in our minds. Things happen at the present moment regardless of the time. 

The universe has one absolute time, and everything in the universe is moving during the present moment. 

Einstein invented relativity by saying it takes time for things to happen. He assumed that it takes time for light to travel, which means time is experienced at different times depending upon when light reaches you. 

People still believe Einstein was right and think in that manner. But light doesn’t use time to move.  Time isn’t a force that allows you to travel. 

However, clocks can measure the speed of light and the motion of anything else. But motion doesn’t use time. Things move by a force, and light travels by its electromagnetic force. 

Obviously, the motion of any movement will need more duration to travel farther, but it doesn’t use time or take time. Thinking that way means you are confused by the force providing the motion and thinking that time is necessary to have motion. 

The duration of motion is a fundamental truth, but using the duration of light’s motion as a clock is wrong. That’s just changing the apparent motion of energy into time, which clocks are already doing. 

The Duration of Motion.

   The Earth has 24 time zones, and the force of gravity affects a clock’s ticking rate. So, yes, time on clocks is relative if you falsely believe a clock shows the time. 

When a clock is moving in a GPS satellite, it’s unable to count the correct number of seconds, and it displays “time dilation.” 

However, it’s not time; it’s the number of seconds that were counted inaccurately. Clocks do not show the time! Clocks do not cause things to happen! 

Clocks are instruments that count a constant motion and display it as a measurement. 

The cesium atomic clock counts the oscillations of the cesium atom. The counting is very accurate if the atomic clock remains stationary in a constant temperature, pressure, and gravity. 

None of those constant conditions exist when a clock is in a satellite orbiting the Earth, and the clock fails to count at the same rate as on Earth. 

Clocks don’t show the time; they count the duration of oscillations or the frequency of atoms. The clocks traveling away from Earth on satellites can’t count at the same rate as reference clocks on Earth. 

This simple fact is being used to prove Einstein's Relativity, but time dilation occurs at the quantum level of frequencies, not because of relativity.

In Summary:

1. Clocks are tools that count a continuous and repeatable movement.

2. Clocks show us numbers, not the time.

3. Einstein’s relativity is a falsehood based on the wrong assumptions of time and motion.

4. To learn more about time and how we use time, look inside my book, Einstein Misled by Time.

5. Time only exists in our minds.

6. Everything in the universe is moving except time. Motion exists; time doesn't.

7. Clocks move and are subject to ‘dilation,’ but clocks cannot change the universe’s absolute “time.”

8. The GPS system doesn’t use Einstein’s Relativity, although ‘time dilation’ proves that gravity and acceleration change the rate of a clock’s ticking at the quantum level.

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About the Author Erik Lovin

Erik has a BSc degree and is a retired professional photographer who is now a published author of many books. His passion is understanding how life and the universe work. He is currently blogging about the science of the Big Bang and science in your life. Erik is helping his tribe with questions about the universe. His goal is to help find a theory of everything (TOE). In order to do that, he is trying to prove light has mass and that the fabric of spacetime is a false theory. We are welcoming questions and answers that you might have about the universe.

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