"Time is real" - Einstein might disagree. Time is the imaginary part in the complex equations of space-time.
depending on personal authority, however great , is not part of science. your last sentence says a lot about what is wrong . theoretical assumptions should not be taken for unquestionable facts.
.. well... hmmm.. sorry but, just woosh
It's not like it was a very original or super funny joke but it most certainly was an obvious one, you must have been got carried by the overall tone I suppose