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I was at my local Building Dept. yesterday, to get some help with a drainage question, and there was a sign on the counter that read 'back in a moment, please wait'. I waited for ten minutes before ringing the counter bell. Someone came out and helped me, but when I asked her how long a moment was, she could not tell me. So, approximately how long is a moment?
A moment is actually a medieval unit of time equal to 1/40 hour or 1.5 minutes or 90 seconds. Of course now it means a short period of time.
a moment is 1000th of a second.
It is your call. How long is a peice of string?
well(to me), it is relative,just as einstein said.
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."
you waited for soooo long time, but playing chess you could have spend just 'a moment' haha!
How long is a Chinese name?
I bet you can't get that one!!
well, i think that ' how long' is a chinese name, but it could be japanese too haha i'm sure that it is not a mexican name!! haha :D
I love it. And yes, its all relative. The bigest truth of all time.
Time is subjective. Check this out and tell me it's not intriguing, from the Wikipedia page on Julian Barbour. Strange to read your post today since I was studying this guy yesterday (if there is such a thing):
"His 1999 The End of Time advances timeless physics: the controversial view that time, as we perceive it, does not exist as anything other than an illusion, and that a number of problems in physical theory arise from assuming that it does exist. He argues that we have no evidence of the past other than our memory of it, and no evidence of the future other than our belief in it. "Change merely creates an illusion of time, with each individual moment existing in its own right, complete and whole." He calls these moments "Nows". It is all an illusion: there is no motion and no change. He argues that the illusion of time is what we interpret through what he calls "time capsules," which are "any fixed pattern that creates or encodes the appearance of motion, change or history." The philosopher J. M. E. McTaggart reached a similar conclusion in his 1908 The Unreality of Time. And in one of his last letters, Einstein wrote "People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubborn, persistent illusion."
The length of a moment depends on if you are asking a man or woman.
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