Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: Is there a connection between quantum fields and a probability wave?« on: 24/12/2013 21:49:12 »
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Aristotle's view of time would be of the sun orbiting the earth.
Or, perhaps the movement of a pendulum, or clock mechanism.
As far as no true definition of time. I think that may be one of the limitations of the current physics and "space-time".
Our current generation of super-clocks are calibrated based on the hyperfine transitions of various elements, with the assumption that these transitions are "constant". But clearly these transition energy levels drift with gravity and velocity.Nothing with mass can ever move at the speed of light. And nothing without mass (such as light) can ever move at any other speedPerhaps under ideal conditions.
The speed of light, of course is variable depending on the medium and conditions.
Think Aristoteles made this thought;Aristotle predated Einstein by about 2000 years.
I don't believe the ancient Greeks had a concept of a measurable finite speed of light, and certainly not a time/velocity dependence.
There are many different interpretations of time. What is real is that we all are born, get older, and pass on.
There are many experiments that indicate that our measurements of time varies with gravity and velocity. However, for any fixed frame, the progression of time is very real, and essentially constant.