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Exploring the Theory that Time does not Exist



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Time is a measure of movement. If there is no movement, there can be no time. Furthermore, movement is subject to an observer fixed to a motionless point. How can we measure movement without a reference point that is not moving? This is where the problem gets complex. The earth spins on its axis; the earth orbits the sun; the sun orbits the black hole theorized to be at the center of the Milky Way galaxy; galaxies are know to move through the emptiness of the universe occasionally colliding with another galaxy; and there is no current method to measure the movement of the universe within our limited understanding of the multiple dimensions that constitute our perception of reality. So, where is the fixed motionless point from which we can measure the movement of everything?
Another, perhaps more poignant question relates the very nature of time itself. Remember, time is a measure of movement. Time can either be a continuum, divisible without limit, or made up of tiny discrete units of time like a millisecond. If time is made of a sequence of tiny units, within which motion is at rest, then how can we call the overall sequence movement? Movement would be an illusion like that created in the mind of an observer watching a "motion picture" where many still images are projected on a screen in a rapid sequence that tricks one's mind into "seeing" movement. In a motion picture there is actually no real movement. In this theory of time, there is no movement so there really is no time.
If time, on the other hand, is a continuum, that is infinitely divisible, then before I can move one hundred meters, I must first move to the half way point, fifty meters. Before I can move fifty meters, I must first move half way to 25 meters, and half of that to twelve and a half meters, and half of that to six and a quarter meters, etcetera, ad infinitum. If movement is comprised of an infinite number of half way points, and infinity is unreachable, then movement is impossible. Again, if there is no movement, there is no time.
Finally, if there is no time, then all things must be happening simultaneously. There can be no beginning, no end, no second coming, no first, no last. Either time and/or movement is an illusion or ... the human brain is not wired in such a way to comprehend the issue of time. I could continue this dissertation but I have so much to do and not nearly enough time.

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