Dec 16, 2015

getting in yet another tangle about time

What would our minds be like if the sun didn't rise and set each day?
I know, i know, it's really the earth turning, and we wouldn't have gravity etc blah blah, you can work out all the details of how there could be such a situation.
All i'm wondering is, what would be our concept of TIME.  would we measure it by how fast we walked, or by the time it took a rock to fall from a cliff, the time it took a seed to sprout or a plant to grow?  
We think ahead in series of days. 
Maybe we'd invent clocks even without having had sundials and stonehenge?  No we don't have the stars either, that's cheating.  No seasons.  Ok so what is time then?  
Meet me when the.... What is 'when'
Do we only have time because the earth turns relative to other stuff in the universe?

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