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#2126 - yologdog (06/22/2014) [-]
Small question;   
   
is time a physical property or a construct of measurement by man?   
   
What I guess I'm asking is If time was created for our specific universe by the big bang then that means outside our universe there is no time.   
   
How did the Big Bang happen to begin with if there was no time to speed it along?   
   
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Small question;

is time a physical property or a construct of measurement by man?

What I guess I'm asking is If time was created for our specific universe by the big bang then that means outside our universe there is no time.

How did the Big Bang happen to begin with if there was no time to speed it along?

Classic Gif for your time.
User avatar #2127 to #2126 - whatley (06/22/2014) [-]
From a physics perspective, time is a dimension, like the x, y, z dimensions (forward/back, left/right, up/down). We experience the fourth dimension, time, but not the same way you would experience going forwards or upwards in those dimensions, because we're three dimensional.

An easy way to conceptualize it is to imagine you're two dimensional, a square. Now, you could experience a cube, but not the whole three dimensional nature of it at once, you'd have to go to every individual face of the cube consecutively to be able to understand it.
It's similar to what happens with us, I personally imagine all of time and space as a single great object, but things in it can only experience singular timeframes at any given moment, not the whole thing.

This is just my understanding of it, if anyone with more knowledge on this wants to come and correct me then please do, I'm not entirely certain on this stuff.
#2128 to #2127 - yologdog (06/22/2014) [-]
So time existed before and outside our universe and our universe uses it in a way to make our version of physics happen. But our perception of time and how it works is a human construct.

Meaning time will be different to different species and it will also be different to different universes?

I think I have this all wrong.
#2370 to #2128 - spikeasdfaak (07/08/2014) [-]
it's generally agreed that time didn't necessarily start until the big bang. while different species observe time differently (there's evidence that insects perceive time faster than we do), time moves the same speed for everyone, and there's nothing we can do about it.
There's relativity and all that, but then time moves a different speed for you relative to someone else. You'll still perceive the same amount of time passing, it just may be that someone else saw more time pass.
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