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Offline Alan McDougall

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There is no system or place in a system which is absolute, so that by reference to it we may determine absolutely the velocity of a movement. Yet to measure the movement of any system we must adopt a standpoint. This is Einstein's principle of relativity. Every observer of nature measuring phenomena takes a frame of reference and whatever frame he chooses it must be for him a system at rest. Thus just as we saw in Bergson's theory when we considered the subjective factor, or mind, or intellect, so in Einstein's theory when we consider the objective factor, the world, or universe, we have nothing absolute to refer to


EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE NOTHING IS ABSOLUTE


Nothing is as it seems to be and all things are subjective realties to the observer. Everything is relative to each person from the viewpoint of the only ultimate reality.

There is no absolute time, time moves differently from one object to the next and in one location to the next. For example, time moves slower on massive objects like the Sun or Jupiter and faster on smaller objects like our Earth. It moves even minutely faster in space. This is no longer a theory, but proven fact.

Extremely accurate precision atomic clocks on fast moving spacecraft have detected this strange phenomenon and proven Einstein’s theory of relativity to be true.

Stop all the clocks in the universe and movement will continue unaffected.

Stop all movement and the illusion we call time will stop and nothing ever happen again.

Time is elastic with in one moment in only one direction, namely into future moment. The twin paradox describes what happens. One twin boards a spacecraft traveling close to the speed of light, on a voyage for Alpha Centauri, some four light years from earth. Ten years he returns having aged only one year compared to his now twenty-year-older twin brother. An enigmatic paradox but absolutely true and real.

One exciting, but far distant use of this effect is the real possibility of reaching any moment in the future. Given enough speed, one could reach the Olympic Games of the year 2108, in a matter of a few subjective days. Backward times travel to the past, is a fantasy and if this were possible, a person could do the impossible and go back and murder their younger self. There is no universal now! 

Events are simply there, hanging in space-time. Time cannot exist without space and space cannot exist without time. We only conceive of time by the movement of an object through space, so space and time are different realities of the same thing and can only exist where movement is allowed.

For example, stop all movement in the universe and you have stopped time, have you not? Therefore, these three things are one "spacetimemovement" reality. There is simply no universal now and each moment is unique to the observer. Maybe there is an eternal obsever  peceivng the whole reality of our universe, like unraveled frames of a movie story, depicting the life of the universe, from its birth until its demise like separate billions of moments, recorded on each frame of the film of existence.

Time is a measurement we have created to track how we move through space.

It should be obvious that something that is eternal cannot exist in three-dimensional reality. It must exist outside of what we call time and space in an “ever-changing moment”

By Alan McDougall 29/8/2007





 

lyner

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Alan.
This is not a new theory, is it?
I think Albert and others were saying this nearly 100 years ago. I'm glad you subscribe to the ideas, tho'; many people can't accept it.
The twins story, btw, is not really a paradox, once you decide that one of them must be doing some accelerating, in order to get back to his brother. The paradox is that, if both twins are moving past each other at constant speeds, each one sees the other one getting old slower than he is. Once they get back together, there is no paradox; one may be 'older' than the other.
 

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Hi Sophie,



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This is not a new theory, is it?
I think Albert and others were saying this nearly 100 years ago. I'm glad you subscribe to the ideas, tho'; many people can't accept it.
The twins story, btw, is not really a paradox, once you decide that one of them must be doing some accelerating, in order to get back to his brother. The paradox is that, if both twins are moving past each other at constant speeds, each one sees the other one getting old slower than he is. Once they get back together, there is no paradox; one may be 'older' than the other

I agree that that this is not a new theory but has passed from being a theory to a scientific fact. So my short article was really for the benefit of those who do not have an understanding of how time works.

The term twin paradox has long been used, but of course in reality it is not a paradox but a phenonomen allowed by the laws of physics.

There is another question I would like to add to this thread. As we approach nearer and nearer to light speed , would the person accelerating see the whole universe ageing or  even come back into universal time when the universe is unimaginably old and dead?

Regards

Alan
 

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Your last point; yes. BUT you would have to use an incredible amount of energy to get yourself going fast enough to see that effect. You are talking about a 'one way - lifetime trip' so your ship  would need all the gear plus all your mates, too, to make the journey bearable. A starship, even - but without the dilithium crystals.
 

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