Ask anyone who has served time in prison if time is what he was taught it was in school!
Time is an illusion. Created by humans. We were born with the innate potential for spirituality. That's why all tribes have some form of it. My thought. At least I haven't heard of a group of peoples who don't have some form of spirituality. It's apparently essential to human well-being.
We don't even know whether everything IS actually happening at the same time or not. I'm assuming you're well read enough in physics to know this is one frame of thought. How could intelligent people be so confused about that? The clock tells me that it's 2:28pm where I am. What time is it really in terms of the Universe? No one can say.
We know nothing. Not where we are or where we are going. Certainly not what "time" it is. Some of us haven't even figured out what we are doing here.
So we strive to figure it all out, to prevent all possible calamities, to be able to know what the hell it's all about. We can look pretty silly sometimes.
Minds fail with time - hearts don't.
But now we are far afield of the OP and I'm not satisfied with explanations I have received as providing any conclusive evidence. Didn't expect that. I appreciate everyone's taking time to give their thoughts and enjoy considering the different aspects.
I'm fine with continuing the conversation right here because it's interesting to me. Feel free.
Everything' s all about everything, anyway. INFP says so.