Over at the Astronomycast forum I offered the opinion that we should consider time a 'thing' in and of itself - in my mind I was comparing the notion of 'time' to the notion of the 'north pole', considering it a location or co-ordinate in spacetime. I cited the idea that relativity teaches us time can speed up or slow down to support the argument that time is something.
The contrary view was, naturally, that time is not 'something' - it's just the relationship between other things... objects, events, etc.
However, on reflection, I'm becoming less comfortable that my position was more valid than the other.
Your thoughts? Or are the arguments on both sides moot?
I have the feeling Ken G will offer that my original position was not strong.