written by a french thinker, same language group as Carlo Rovelli, the book "illusion of time" that I mentioned above. I am not sure whether there is a connection, but the language you think in has a powerful influence what seems right, logical to you. Of course Newton probably thought in English/ (proto german) [like Einstein], but Isaac officially wrote in Latin. French assigns short term meaning to time. their word also means weather, the most changeable shortlived of conditions. temporary. We have adopted "duration" coming from the french "dur". hard, but the french do not use it. not being racist but linguistic here. You can not have age without time to have it in, and going back to all the overlapping ages before you, you might as well admit that time of all ages os indefinite, fundamental.