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The perception of time in a tidally-locked planet [duplicate]

Early civilizations have noticed the passage of time through heavenly bodies periodically crossing the sky. With this information, they adapted according to the seasons- especially in agriculture. ...
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What would our calendars be like with no astronomical cycles? [duplicate]

What would calendars and our concept of time be like if there were no astronomical cues? If we lived in perpetual daylight and perpetual summer. The Sun, Moon, and stars are all fixed in the sky. ...
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On a tidally locked planet, would time be quantized? [closed]

Assume a planet that always presents one side to the sun. No moons. The orbit of the planet around the star is essentially spherical, very minor and undetectable aberrations. The orbital period of the ...
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A world without natural time measures

An intelligent race evolves on a planet with no moon or axial tilt, which is tidally locked to its star, and has a very hazy atmosphere. So there are no seasons, no day/night cycle, and the stars are ...
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How would my dwarves tell time underground?

How could they keep track of the "Surface World Time?" Parameters: Very little contact with the surface world Phobia of "just go and check" It is needed to know when traders will descend They don't ...
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What calendar or time cycle would an underground civilization use? [duplicate]

The majority of the calendars on earth have used either lunar or solar cycles to keep track of time, ie days, months, years. What would a civilization cut off from the sun or moon use to keep track ...
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Work and life schedules in human made enviroment without a sun to drive day night schedule?

Currently your work and life schedules fall mostly into 'day' and 'night', with a few areas breaking up work times into 3 part shifts, morning, evening night etc. Imagine we live in an artificial ...
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How would dwarves tell time (calendar)

Information I am developing the culture of the dwarves in my fantasy world, and I am interested in a calendar system for my dwarves. Yes, I am aware of the question How would my dwarves tell time ...
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Cardinal Directions On A Non-Spherical World

This question is very similar in intent to this one and merely takes place in a revised version of that world. So, I have a civilization that lives in what could be considered a flat world. And no, I ...
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Time system for a Ring-World

What sort of time/date system would suit a Dyson Ring, also known as a Ring-World, an artificial habitat megastructure shaped like a circular band, located in the habitable zone encircling a star, in ...
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How would calenders work on tidal locked planet with no accompanying natural satellite?

Earth-like planet, same mass and distance from it's parent star, the star is Sun-like too. Suppose I have humanoid intelligent herbivores that also practiced agriculture in the stone age period, how ...