24 APRIL 1905
"In this world, there are two times. There is mechanical time and there is body time".
we are saying that, time exist as a manifestation of it self and its
manifestation or measuring rod is a mechanical device or our body.
Our world is a world of these 2 times. They co-exist.
Before 1275, before the Italian monk designed the first mechanical clock...
This very world had just 1 time. The body time.
body time is the time which changes it's mine as it goes. In fact in
most cases the body time is impulsive and un-predictable. Each new
second presents an infinite possibilities for it.
In most cases we don't have control over the body time. We don't know what it's going to do next. It's imprecise.
A man decides to buy food because he feels he is hungry. He is subject to the body time.
CEO of a multi-national company leaves a board meeting, to visit the
toilet because that's what his body time says. His body time just ticked
He may attempt to kill time by subduing the impulse. But clearly this cannot go on forever.
An African migrant who migrates to America suddenly finds themselves working.
They work long Monday, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
They work all other days. Till the second week of the second month.
They breakdown, they can't go on. They feel pains all over their body. Head, toes, arms.
Immediately, they know that the body time is calling them to see a doctor. They go and see a doctor. They get medication.
2 days later, they get a body signal that all these pains are gone. They know what to do. Resume work.
they can live all their lives like this. Marry when they have the
impulse to i.e they see a beautiful girl who turns all the alarms in the
chose to marry quickly. The body time again would signal when they are
to have sex. And signal when the wife is pregnant and signal when the
baby is to come...
A man like this of course will have friends who also depend on the body time and his world revolves around.
he by chance meet a man using the mechanical time, then their world
would collide and it would seem they came from different worlds.
"It is said that he was so punctual in whatever he did, that local
housewives set their clocks at 3:30 every afternoon when he had his
He chooses to use the mechanical time. The one with the pendulum. It swings back and forth, back and forth. In his living room.
his office. On the tallest building of the street such that he sees it
from anywhere when he is out of office and out of home.
up at exactly 6 chimes of the clock. He does other things and finishes
his activities at 5 minutes before 7. He sits in front of his plate of
Omelet, till the 7th chime of the clock over head his dinning table
before starting to eat.
He arrives work at exactly 7:30am. He eats
lunch at the 12th chime of the mechanical clock at the middle of the
town. He finishes his desk work at 5:30pm.He waits. He waits. He waits.
He waits for the 6 chimes of the city clock and picks his bag leaving
his desk. He says goodbye to the Manager's secretary.
Tuesday and every Tuesday he walks from office to his club and plays
chess, drinks beer till 10pm at the sound of the city clock. He would
leave an uncompleted chess game for home. His club members know this.
fact since his associations are people who use mechanical clock, his
competitor on the chess board usually leaves at 11:00pm. So he finds
another challenger or continues his beer.
man arrives home at exactly 10:15pm. He lays on his bed till 11pm
before closing his eyes. He gets up at 6am. Over and over and over.
our world, a man may chose to use the body time and ignore the
mechanical time totally. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A
In our world, a man may chose to use only the
mechanical time and ignore the body time totally. Evidently, he can
still live a moral life. A good life.
In this very world, a man
may chose to use the mechanical time and body time because the two times
can be used simultaneously. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A
good life, but how would it turn out? thinking...
It becomes clearer that time can't exist on it's own.
Apart from the quotes from the book which I use in attempt to draw
similarities from our world and day to day activities. Every other
thought is mine and can be wrong, it's subject to discussion and
investigation, needs mathematical proof.
The Immanuel Kant precision is surely exaggerated. He is just used as an example of a mechanical time man.