Does Time Actually Exist?: A Brief Overview

October 25, 2018


This is a five minute video of Andrew Zimmerman Jones of Ted-Ed providing a short history of humanity's notion of time, then "a brief overview of the different ways in which physicists theorize how time and space relate, and ponders the question that time may not be a fundamental property of the universe, and only exists in our collective minds," like how we all think our own mom makes the best spaghetti. Personally, I'm a firm believer that if I'm late for a meeting or rent is due and it's already the 6th, time doesn't exist, but if I'm at McDonald's and it's 10:30AM, you better still be making sausage, egg and cheese biscuits.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks again to Alex S, who agrees time only exists when it's time to get paid, and not when you took three hours lunches all week.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Five minutes? I could have watched the Time episode of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.

  • MustacheHam

    This is making me thing about FPS. haha

  • Closet Nerd

    "Time is going by really really really really slow"

  • Gregory P Hernandez

    Of course "time" exists! You need to understand the "arrow of time" is not created by the change from order to disorder but by the single fact that EVERYTHING that exists in this physical universe is in motion. The fact that NO particle is in the space it occupied even an instant before is the "root" of time and its arrow. The Expansion of the universe AND atomic/subatomic vibration are individually enough to "create" time, and we live in a universe with both. Following this same simple fact in a"train of thought" to its destination showthats that to travel to the past is impossible. Once the "Set of All Points" that defines the cosmos has moved on to a new position it can never be made to go back again; the"arrow of time" is indelibly written, instant by instant! The universe's expansion cannot be reversed by any "Time Machine", nor can every subatomic particle everywhere be forced to "dance backward" and return to a former position. Time exists to define WHEN the "Set of all Points" had a certain, never to repeated configuration.

  • Eric Ord

    I know time exists because it goes SO MUCH SLOWER when Meh is talking

  • Talon184

    a 5-minute video discussing the non-existence of time...

    ...I like the paradox created by that statement

  • Deksam

    I have a time machine, but for now, it only goes forward at a speed of 1 to 1, but I know it is working, as I always do come out of it in the future.

  • Eric Ord

    So, a car?

  • Deksam

    Nnnnnoooo... lt looks more like my bedroom closet......................

  • Bling Nye
  • Big Dog on Krampus

    McDonald's got breakfast ALL DAY now!

  • Bling Nye

    So's ya mama.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    You wanna play the dozens, well the dozens is the game, but the way I f*ck your mother is a goddamn shame!

    George Carlin

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