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How do we know that time exists? I know that clocks tell what time it currently is, and that we age as this so called "time" passes. But what factual reason is there that explains HOW time exists, and if it truly does? But what scientific reasons are there for its actual existence?

Well, how do we know that anything exists? We look around ourselves, observe the world, and come to some conclusions about it. Time seems to be a very useful concept in making the world make sense. Human observations of the world about us are perfectly acceptable scientific reasons for stating that time exists. Science is incapable of proving anything, and although some people seem to think that some scientific theories are infallible, and therefore can be relied on to prove things about the world, such notions are really not compatible with true science - science rests on observation, NOT on theory. Theory simply helps make sense of the observations. The first thing in a scientific approach to anything is measurement. Can we measure time? Yes! To fractions of a picosecond, these days. But, if you want to hold out and claim that time does not exist, that it is all a figment of our imaginations, that in fact there is only one time ever, which is the present, and all the past never existed, well, that is up to you.

A. Smith

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