Calculating time

Posted by
Richard Stover. on Dec 31, 2001 at 13:50 (

I've always wondered how time first started. Days are obvious, but that doesn't explain weeks months, and years. From a practical sense the Indians could measure time in moons, and other civilizations could measure time in generations (assuming a generation is 20 years)

They obviously had no idea about the solar system when time was first recorded, because Copernicus discovered it in 1543. Somehow the ancients were able to calculate the movement of the stars into time, but even that is questionable when had no scientific way to track them. The only other way time could be measured was by decree after the fact. Which makes it subjective instead of objective up until instruments were invented to confirm it.

Richard Stover

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