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Just a quick question

  1. Apr 6, 2009 #1
    I've often wondered... can time exist if there is no motion? Or can motion only occur if there is time? (or are both the same idea lol...?)
    Your thoughts/knowledge?
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2009 #2

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    What does 'exist' mean?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2009 #3
    Exist = occur... I don't know if that's the right word, sorry.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2009 #4

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    If you can't say exactly what you mean by 'exist', it's a meaningless question.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2009 #5
    Okay. Can time progress? As in, can there be time without there being motion?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2009 #6

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    I can certainly imagine experiencing subjective time (temporal arrangement of thoughts) without ever witnessing any motion visually. Can we think without any motion in our brains? Maybe, but it doesn't fit with any physical theories that we have today, and seems highly unlikely.
     
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