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What is time?

I was thinking the other day that we all measure time by the distance around a center axis. Our earth time is measured by the length of days to orbit the sun as our axis. Our solar system rotates around an axis as do other galaxies. So my thought was how does time get measured at the central point of the measured axis? What is time in the very center of any axis? Can it be measured? Just thinking.

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    Aug 8 2011: Brian, you just thought of a very important theme, the circle. The center of the universe (metaphorically) is every where. And so lets take one center... you, you are at the top of the mountain looking at everything but what does the center of a world of movement do, it doesn't move. This center is the point where eternity and movement are connected.

    sorry for the poor explanation but I am in a hurry.
    • Aug 9 2011: I would not apologize for your explanation. I think that you have explained it very well. That is where I get to thinking how BIB is BIG and how small is small. Thanks.
    • Aug 11 2011: thadeus sir, I challenge you to produce a true circle as they do not exist.
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        Aug 11 2011: can math prove it does exsist?
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        Aug 18 2011: todd, metaphors like the circle are a translation of the self. We measure things by observation so naturally there are limitations. When the time comes to put the abstraction into reality you draw a new figure, a symbol.In the same sense, there are no numbers. There are only symbols of numbers, but we still work with them as if they were numbers. My definition above does not derive it's full meaning in a physical sense but more of a metaphorical sense. Your thoughts?

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