The purpose of this website is to de-construct the many variable and confused notions surrounding time, and then hence set out a succinct, clear definition, and show that it has simple, though subtle, meanings.
The word "time" is the most commonly used noun in the English language. Yet in A Brief History of Time, page 1, Professor Stephen Hawking admits to not knowing exactly what time is. It is a word used liberally to underpin fundamental scientific hypotheses; yet its understanding is a fudge. How come? Surely it can't be that complicated.
For some reason Physicists think only they have the right to answer "What is Time" and they invariably disappear into a Black Hole to try and explain it. And they still haven't answered it. There are no Black Holes here, honest.
A simple thing to ponder:- time can't measure time (a linguistic paradox) - so what does it measure?
Time is something that is fundamental to our lives. We live our lives regulated by time and we endure the seemingly ceaseless, unstoppable advance of time. But what is time - the thing, the noun, the article? Surely we know this, it must be obvious - time is so intrinsic to our existence, and so ubiquitous to our lives that understanding it can't be difficult.
But it is still a subject that learned scientists find impossible to agree on, and they produce ever yet more elaborate and bizarre ideas to try and explain.
Or perhaps we do understand time, and it’s really a simple notion. But the overuse, or misuse, of the word has clouded the definition. Should this quandary be in the realm of physics, cosmology or philosophy? I say it’s more a matter of semantics.
The answers are all here - take your time...