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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    But you would not know what time is without the arrow of time. And our hours, days and such are arbitrary. What is a day on Neptune?
    What does any of that have to do with "what is time?"

    It is a dimension, just like "length" "width" and "depth" are dimensions. Can you describe what they are "made of?" If so, maybe you should become a physicist.

    What is an inch made of on Neptune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    "Space" is what I put after "personal" when I want to tell people to keep their distance.

    See? It keeps them from existing in your location. Time does the same thing. It keeps things from existing at the same location, not by separating them by space, but by time. If you move away from your location, then someone else can move into your last location. You both now exist at the same location, but separated by time instead of space.

    It's just another dimension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Well, the fact that our measurements of time (hours, days, etc...) are arbitrary doesn't say anything about whether the concept of time itself is arbitrary. Deciding to measure things in meters, foots, inches etc. is also a largely subjective/arbitrary decision, but that doesn't mean length itself is an arbitrary concept. And even if you somehow end up on Neptune it would still be possible to accurately measure a 24-hour, earth-day period, even if that period didn't line up with the time intervall of a full rotation of Neptune around it's own axis.
    Except everything we know about time relates to successive events, if those events did not exist we could not know about time. Some say that in B Theory time is static, what the hell does mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    What does any of that have to do with "what is time?"

    It is a dimension, just like "length" "width" and "depth" are dimensions. Can you describe what they are "made of?" If so, maybe you should become a physicist.

    What is an inch made of on Neptune?
    And what is a dimension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    And what is a dimension?
    What space-time is made of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    What does any of that have to do with "what is time?"

    It is a dimension, just like "length" "width" and "depth" are dimensions. Can you describe what they are "made of?" If so, maybe you should become a physicist.

    What is an inch made of on Neptune?
    Length, width, depth depend on, or describe, physical characteristics. How is that analogous to time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    What space-time is made of
    So dimension is a substance out of which spacetime is made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    So dimension is a substance out of which spacetime is made?
    There are 4 of them. Length, width, depth, and time. We can use them with a coordinate system to pinpoint any object in the universe.

    For example, using latitude and longitude, along with altitude, I can describe your location on earth. But I would also have to include the time, in order to pinpoint where you are exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    There are 4 of them. Length, width, depth, and time. We can use them with a coordinate system to pinpoint any object in the universe.

    For example, using latitude and longitude, along with altitude, I can describe your location on earth. But I would also have to include the time, in order to pinpoint where you are exactly.
    I know, but that time is a dimension doesn't answer seers question. Dimensions aren't things in themselves. Space is 3 dimensional, but it is a 3 dimensional substance. seer is asking what, if anything, time, in and of itself, is made of. You say that time, like space, reacts to the mass thats's in it. Dimensions are not things in themselves that react to mass.

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