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How should an interval of time be categorized?

  1. Nov 12, 2006 #1
    an object is generally categorized as either a plant, an animal, or a mineral.

    is an interval of time (for example, 11/12/2006 at 00:52 (UT) thru 11/13/2006 at 00:51 (UT), here in burbank, california) an object, and if it is, how should it be categorized? thanks!
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  3. Nov 16, 2006 #2
    An object is generally considered to consist of frequencies of energy that we perceive and respond to as molecules, atoms and sub-atomic particles and so on. Objects are subject to laws such as the law of gravity, conservation and entropy to name a few.

    An interval of time is a measurement of the changes that take place between one designated marker and the next designated marker. The markers wouldn't have to indicate the interval between 3:00 pm Tuesday to 3:00000000001 pm Tuesday but could also include measurments of distance such as the time it takes a turtle to get from milestone 1 to milestone 1.00000000001 alone or compared to the time it takes a bird to go the same distance.

    Time therefore, in my opinion, is an arbitrary measurement of changes that take place in the universe that are relative to the observer. It is only possible to observe an interval of time because there are objects (various frequencies of energy) to use as reference points in relation to other reference points (objects). This allows an observer to arrive at the increment of measurement of change which you have termed as "an interval of time".

    So, to answer your question, it appears that an increment of time exists only in the mind of the observer. It consists of a specific collection of neurons firing in response to the stimulus of the changes taking place in the observer's environment. If you like you could say the neuronal activity is an object but, its more like electricity.

    Is electricity an object?
  4. Nov 16, 2006 #3


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    This thread is total rubbish. The strict categorization of things into "animal, vegetable, or mineral" is a child's game. There are no such things as "frequencies of energy," nor is time only defined by observers. This is all complete, total, bull droppings. nannoh, please refrain from posting this kind of pseudoscientific nonsense to the forum in the future; we have standards of academic integrity here.

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