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    Time is a thing...it might not be a tangible thing...and our interpretation of time is completely relative....but time IS a thing...

    therefore...could there be multiple instances of time?

    and if there are multiple instances of time, does that consitute going into the past and/or future?
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    it might not be a tangible thing.
    If it's not tangible, then it must be abstract.

    be multiple instances of time?
    If it's abstract, some functions need to be overwridden in order to instantiate time. However, after it has been implemented, it can be instantiated as long as many times as memory allows.
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    Perhaps you should read "A Brief History Of Time" by Stephen Hawking.

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    Time is a dimension. Can there be two x axes in one existence?
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    Has it ever been proven time is actually the 4th dimension? How? (please don't tell me to read Hawking...)

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    conceptially it holds the same characteristics as a physical dimension...
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    > the same characteristics as a physical dimension...

    Which are?

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    volume and mass (is that correct da? my physics are pretty damn rusty).

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    they are both scalars... let me think about it for a while i'll get back to you if i can.
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    Mass? How is that an inherent characteristic of a dimension? I guess I don't understand how anything but the 3rd dimension has mass... To have mass, you'd need volume, wouldn't you?

    Also, how can volume be part of any dimension but the 3rd?

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    >>Time is a dimension. Can there be two x axes in one existence?

    yes a negative and a positive
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    >yes a negative and a positive

    those would still be on the same axis.

    if you were to ask if you could have two vectors in one dimension, then the answer would be yes... otherwise no...
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    Hmm...The thing is that even though time is generally thought of as a dimension, it has many qualities that are unlike any other dimension. As of today, there have been no known ways to travel back in time, but you can go back on any other dimension by going the opposite way...So, if it is a dimension, it is a very DIFFERENT dimension, due to the laws of physics.
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