Am a new joinee (from India). I have been thinking about time for sometime now (). So here are my questions ... and no, I don't have any background in Physics (apart from senior school level i.e.). What is nature of time? How is time created? When we move to the next measuring unit of time (say a second or a minute) of the very immediate future , how does it come into existance? Initially one might think that this is due to earth's rotation around Sun & its axis .. but then if you think a bit deeper into this, even if the movement doesn't happen ... time is still going to pass .. and since time is passing, it means it is getting created .. and that is the question that I have ... how is time created? Does time has a beginning and an end? Was time there before the universe was created ? Or the 00:00 of time started at the time when universe was created? Did 'time' exist before the big-bang?