04 Jan '10 00:59>5 edits
Originally posted by PalynkaI don't understand your post.
If time is just a measure of entropy, then entropy would exist without time? Mmm... Something doesn't add up. I've heard that entropy implies a direction of time, but time cannot simply be a measure.
Entropy could exist without time, but a change in entropy could not.
A clock or watch is a device that creates entropy by turning chemical, mechanical or electrical potential energy into heat by doing work on the display, moving the hands or changing what pattern of light is displayed. As it creates entropy in a more or less unchanging pattern, the hands move at a specific, measurable rate, allowing us to measure the local change in entropy which acts as an estimate of the universal change in entropy.