Time Relation

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How time is organized and why time measurement which is done for religious reasons, even though it controls everyday life.

Submitted: January 05, 2018

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 The basic scientifi measuring unit of time is the second.The International System definition of second is "the duration of 9 192 631 770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine 133 atom". Seconds may be measured using a mechanical, electrical or an atomic clock.

Next in turn time units are the minute and the hour.The minute is made of 60 seconds and the hour of 60 minutes.These units are measured in a 60-based arithmetical system using the normal 10 digits of the 10-based arithmetical system.The unusual is that the next time unit, the day, is comprised of 24 hours, which means it is measured on a 24 basis, creating for reasons of day and night period, an anomaly to how time is measured as we see the reason for this, day and night period, contrary to minutes and hours which are human conceptions.The time organizing is at least irregular, as no explanation exists as to why this is happening.It has never been scientifically discussed as to why this time organizing, from the measurement point of view, is the best.

The day is defined as a full period of night and day and 7 days make a week.The measurement of the week has its roots in Christian religion(NOTE:not all humans are religious or Christians) because that was the time it took God to create the world.No other explanation exists and none was given during the creation of the Gregorian calendar by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582.So since the majority of nations slowly adopted the Gregorian calendar the situation has come to a point giving a dogmatic "that's the way it is" explanation.There is no line of reasoning as to why working 5 days and resting 2 days is the best, besides the argument that 52 weeks comprise a year, but that argument does not hold since every 4 years a day is added.For example, organizing the week in 5 days and working 4 days and resting 1 leads to 65 weeks, hence 65 days of rest and over a month of more productive time.This organizing of time is in line with the school and traing approach which is small periods of work accompanied by often and small peiods of rest. 

The next units of time are the month whish is standardly made of 30 days, though it varies from 28 to 31 days, and the year made of 12 months or 52 weeks or 365 days.Due to the fact that a year is defined as an exact full period of Earth around the Sun and this takes 365 days and 6 hours, every 4 years a day is added to February.Seasons are NOT a time measurement unit.They are a natural phenomenon and the reason time was organized this way, although initially the moon was used as a point of reference.

Many people waste their time due to the fact they do not use or wear a watch.But time-wasting also happens due to how time is organized and measured.The existence of the people using the old calendar or the China calendar, proves that how time is spent or passed, relates to the measurement, even if this happens for religious or other beliefs.


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