# How does time propagate? [duplicate]

I was wondering how time propagates through the spacetime and how its pace is slowed down by effect of gravity? Without understanding the propagation of time , I found it impossible to understand the slowing down of time? It would be much better and highly appreciated if it can be explained with an example.

• This gives a short account of the development of relativity: space.com/17661-theory-general-relativity.html and this link, the best answer is at the bottom of a long page physics.stackexchange.com/q/82767 but your question How does time propagate? is more a philosophical than a physics based question. – user108787 Oct 3 '16 at 15:51
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the the concept of the propagation of time is more a philosophical question than a physics based one. – user108787 Oct 3 '16 at 16:04
• One thing to remember is that, while we talk about "time slowing down," what we actually mean is "all empirical measurements we take are consistent with time slowing down according to these particular equations." The effects measured are so consistent that we tend to drop the layer of indirection, and just make ontological claims about time itself. – Cort Ammon - Reinstate Monica Oct 3 '16 at 16:05

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