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Who was the person that said we will have 24 hours a day and 60 seconds in a minute?

asked Jun 09 '10 at 17:31

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The one that said that did not invented time like you say, he just organize it. Plus I'm pretty sure the ones that organized like that were old civilizations.

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Time was not invented, at least not in the conventional sense. In fact, time does not exist at all, not in any way. Time is merely a convention of thought and conversation. If time actually existed, it could be measured and quantified by something that cannot be suspended.

So what is "time?" Time is relativity. Someone says "yesterday," and you think of time passing. However, yesterday isn't a distance away from "now" that can be measured in an absolute that we known as "time." Now is really simply here, and yesterday is the Earth spinning. There is no one measure of time that is not dependent upon motion or decay. There is only relativity -- the amount this moves in relation to some standard of movement, such as a clock movement. For example, "one hour" means what? It means 1/24th of a day, or 1/24th of the earth's revolution from this position of the earth in relation to the sun as compared to a previous or subsequent revolution.

If all the movement and radioactive decay in the universe were to suddenly stop, including the rotation of electrons, the atomic activity of stars, the revolution of moons and planets, the beating of hearts, and the breathing of breaths.... If all this movement were to suddenly stop, where would time be? In a motionless universe, would there be such a thing as time? And how do we know for certain that the entire universe didn't instantly freeze two moments ago, then sleep motionlessly for an eternity, and then instantly thaw to find us exactly here, thinking that only a second has passed?

We cannot know. We have no clocks that are not merely measures of relative motion. When motion stops, time...

The world is full of silliness created for the convenience of communication and enterprise. The moment you need something to be real, you risk falling into the illusion. The illusion serves a convenient purpose. It need not be believed in though. In truth, the only thing that exists is the imagination of God. That's not a belief. That's a prayer.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 18:14

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what's up with all the gibbirish? r u religious extremist or something? always bringing god in middle

(Jun 09 '10 at 20:04) nepdude101 nepdude101's gravatar image

I am asking who invented hours, minutes .etc not time itself.

(Sep 17 '10 at 11:08) Feras Feras's gravatar image

well the 60 minutes and seconds i like to think is part of the Babylonian counting system which was base 60. As far as the hours i do not know where that came from.

however much of the calendar system was made by the Catholic church in order to keep holidays straight. in fact noon comes from nones which in the mid-evil days is the term for the mid day prayer for clergy

in fact it was a monk by the name of Dionysius Exiguus who made the calendar system we all use today.

most of this information is from the book zero, the biography of a dangerous idea, a good book about the number zero, and is quite interesting.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 17:40

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edited Jun 09 '10 at 19:24

i also would like to add that the unit minutes and seconds is a unit for time and angle, there are 60 minutes in one degree and 60 seconds and 1 minute, perhaps there is some relation (considering a clock is round and the hands from angles)

(Aug 12 '10 at 10:40) trueb trueb's gravatar image

It all started with a sexagesimal (base 60) system developed by the Sumerians in around 2000 B.C.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 19:35

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Wow..some pretty interesting answers, for sure.

Time is the measurement of the rotation of our planet. This measurement of "time" has gone through many different means of calculation by nearly every civilization, at some point in time :)

These measurements are not arbitrary, but are precise enough to be used to pinpoint your exact location on the planet, which is how mariners navigated their vessels across oceans prior to GPS satellites.

The only arbitrary thing about the measurement of time is its starting point at Greenwich, England. Beginning there and moving West, every hour equals 15 degrees of longitude (15 degrees x 24 hours = 360 degrees = one day). Thus, Latitude and Longitude are measured in minutes and seconds.

Every four years we experience a "leap year," when one day gets added to the calendar (Feb. 29). This is because we round off the measurement of a minute from 60.037 seconds (the actual rotation period) to 60 seconds. These extra fractions of a second accumulate over fours years until they amount to one day, and then we balance the calendar.

Pretty simple, eh?

answered Sep 20 '10 at 15:16

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edited Sep 20 '10 at 15:19

I live only 20 minutes away from Greenwich and used to live even closer.

(Sep 20 '10 at 15:41) Feras Feras's gravatar image

Do you mean mechanical time like a clock or time like the 4th dimension

  • Mechanical Time : I Think the Romans did (sunclock)
  • Time Dimension : It arrived at the same point as the big bang, before the big bang there was literally nothing , no time and no matter

Srry I didn't read the explanasion behind your question

answered Jun 09 '10 at 17:38

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edited Jun 09 '10 at 17:41

Mechanical Time.

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(Sep 19 '10 at 12:50) Feras Feras's gravatar image

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answered Sep 19 '10 at 13:58

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I believe Chris Pirillo invented time.....and space......and farts.

answered Sep 19 '10 at 15:02

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To Christians: God

To non Christians: Father Time

answered Sep 19 '10 at 14:51

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Father Time?

(Apr 25 '11 at 10:18) Feras Feras's gravatar image

It wasn't God or some guy named Min Sek Howar, it was Eru Ilúvatar.

answered Sep 19 '10 at 18:44

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Its called MATH ! And if an intelligent discussion becomes necessary, feel free to call Stephen Hawking. I suspect he understands time far,far better than ANYONE on this forum.

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answered Sep 19 '10 at 19:33

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