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    Is it possible that other life would perceive time as slower or faster?


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    Sure. It's what has happened to all of us. When we were children a week was incredibly long, we get older and time seems to slip through our grip like slugs over razors.

    Could be related to metabolism rate and if so, there is no reason to assume other animals couldn't possibly experience time the same as we do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by onechordbassist View Post
    Sure. It's what has happened to all of us. When we were children a week was incredibly long, we get older and time seems to slip through our grip like slugs over razors.

    Could be related to metabolism rate and if so, there is no reason to assume other animals couldn't possibly experience time the same as we do.

    I think that it is more likely relate to to the fact that when we are young, we have less experience with time than when we are older. When you are 4, a week represents a much larger fraction of the total time that you have experienced up to then, as opposed to a week for someone 60. When compared like this, a week for a 4 year old is comparable to ~3 1/2 months for the 60 yr old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rippakone View Post
    Is it possible that other life would perceive time as slower or faster?
    Yes. If, for example, life was present on Jupiter, it would perceive time at a slightly different rate than we do on Earth due to gravitational time dilation.
    I planet spinning very, very quickly would also experience time dilation relative to the observer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rippakone View Post
    Is it possible that other life would perceive time as slower or faster?
    Yes. If, for example, life was present on Jupiter, it would perceive time at a slightly different rate than we do on Earth due to gravitational time dilation.
    I planet spinning very, very quickly would also experience time dilation relative to the observer.
    Other than being off by a half dozen orders of magnitude.......
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    Not even sure how we'd measure perception in other species thought it seems natural environmental cycles such as light, temperature and other factors play a big role in behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    I think that it is more likely relate to to the fact that when we are young, we have less experience with time than when we are older. When you are 4, a week represents a much larger fraction of the total time that you have experienced up to then, as opposed to a week for someone 60. When compared like this, a week for a 4 year old is comparable to ~3 1/2 months for the 60 yr old.
    It's not exclusive I think^^


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    Could be related to metabolism rate and if so, there is no reason to assume other animals couldn't possibly experience time the same as we do.
    Of course I meant "no reason to assume other animals couldn't possibly experience time differently than we do."
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    I can only relate to my experience in life...at age 9, the age of 15 seemed like it took forever...at the age of 18, thought I'd never get to age 21..at age 27...it was quite comfortable till about 42....then it started speeding up...and then you watch as your kids are GONE and off to school and then on their own and than life takes WHARP SPEED, and again changes....you hear more about deaths than births, and more of sickness than joy.....so as life grow shorter, so does "TIME"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    I think that it is more likely relate to to the fact that when we are young, we have less experience with time than when we are older. When you are 4, a week represents a much larger fraction of the total time that you have experienced up to then, as opposed to a week for someone 60. When compared like this, a week for a 4 year old is comparable to ~3 1/2 months for the 60 yr old.
    And what's even more "fun" is that when you get old enough you can remember last week like it was 10 years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    I think that it is more likely relate to to the fact that when we are young, we have less experience with time than when we are older. When you are 4, a week represents a much larger fraction of the total time that you have experienced up to then, as opposed to a week for someone 60. When compared like this, a week for a 4 year old is comparable to ~3 1/2 months for the 60 yr old.
    And what's even more "fun" is that when you get old enough you can remember last week like it was 10 years ago...
    Damn Sir Duckness, you are OLD OLD OLD if that is how time passes for you!

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    Time seems to move verrry slow when I'm at work, and incredibly fast on Saturdays and Sundays.
    So, yes...I'd say ...yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rippakone View Post
    Is it possible that other life would perceive time as slower or faster?
    Other life? certainly that is most definately possible. In fact we just have to take something like the common house fly, their perception of time is much different from ours. They see and do things much faster than us and our frame of time seems very slow to them. We would have to percieve time at least 6 times faster to approach their frame of reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    Time seems to move verrry slow when I'm at work, and incredibly fast on Saturdays and Sundays.
    So, yes...I'd say ...yes.
    Sounds like rehearsal process.....moves slow then bang bang bang tech and prop week and holy shit
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