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A More Accurate Way Of Measuring "time"

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Posted by Rich on March 26, 2001 04:10:11 UTC

Well as we know it, time seems to flow at different rates in the universe, depending on spacetime curvature etc...
One problem that athiests run into with time is that not only does it not flow evenly, but apparantly had a clear beginning with the big bang. Theists love that and say that the universe had a beginning. But what if we change our measurement of "time"? How about using the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to measure the forward progression of "time". If disorder is always increasing, just as time "does" then it flows in the same direction. But what seems to be very great about this idea is that it is perpetual. The 2nd Law says that disorder is always increasing. It never says anything about starting to increase. Disorder is independant of time. So prior to the big bang, disorder was increasing.

So rather than saying that we base the universe's beginning on "time", how about we base it on the amount of disorder in the entire universe?

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