The sun dial worked during daylight, but how did people agree on what time it was at night before clocks were invented?

  • ZephrC
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    4 months ago

    I mean, the actual length of a second is pretty arbitrary. We could use a different basic unit of time and still be fine, but I get the point you’re making. I was never trying to argue that the invention of the clock was a bad thing, just that modern society has a problem with overly precise “measurement” of things that themselves aren’t actually as consistent as the measurements.