From: Gerald A. Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 11:36:00 EDT
Hi Howard. > Do I have to measure time by a clock? Can I measure it by distance > travelled, Not unless the speed that you are travelling remains constant (and you are travelling in a straight-line without any obstructions or counter forces, e.g. current). > or dinner being ready, Surely you must know that different cooks take different amounts of time to prepare dinner. Even the time taken to prepare dinner by the same cook depends on what's being cooked for dinner and with what technology. > or by the quantity of a thing, say sand passed through an hourglass? That's just a primitive form of clock. > Can I tick away seconds in grains of gold? You would have to calibrate the 'hourglass' differently, but I guess you could substitute grains of gold for sand. Another type of clock. Now what does any of this has to do with Ajit's question? In solidarity, Jerry PS: I bought some dried mango and will bring it with me to sea as per your suggestion. No, one can't measure time by the quantity of dried mango consumed at sea. One can measure time, though, by observation of the sun and moon and related phenomena, e.g. tides.
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