Professional scientists define time via the assertion that “time is what clocks measure”. History, on the other hand, defines time via the concept “if two entities exist at the same time and place, they can interact”. What bothers me is that the two definitions are entirely contradictory; i.e., there exists no collection of clocks which will display exactly the same time for the relevant interactions of interest to humanity!
If you look at the “scientific” definition of time, it has already been shown that an official clock (the correct time by definition) will run at a different rate if it is raised or lowered in a gravitational field. If that is correct, how can a specific time for any interaction be quoted? Different people approaching the meeting via different paths can not possibly know the correct time of their meeting via the “scientific” definition!
Give me a good answer to that question and I will salute you!