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And so since relativity's establishment as the ultimate new theory on gravitationally-stressed regions of spacetime and relative speeds to the universal invariant of c, we've had many maveriks within the field who have attempted to show ''incompleteness'' or ''error'' within relativity, and all have failed by every means to have a worldwide influence. Many reasons persist to why this is evident, and whilst one reason is that many people pick mistakes out of nothing, most of their work is not as appealing as to resolve the issues (if there are any) in any fasionably-simple way. I would possibly be quite accurate if i said many who surf the net have seen many of these oddities.

Many of the theorists attempt to tackle the mathematical side, and most of the time their arguements are really not worth considering, based on fundamental errors of understanding. On the other hand, what fundamental errors of understanding has the entire community got on relativity and what has caused this?

Relativity, now with a universal formulation that we all come to (hopefully) understand actually has many strange predictions which can manifest as possible indications where the theory of relativity is either incomplete, or false. The two incongruities I have concerning the theory of relativity (from now on, abbreviated to ToR), is concerning the nature of timelessness on two forms: First, the timelessness of a cosmological evaluation found within the mathematics of relativity, and then the timelessness apparently experienced by a photon.

Timeless, or the notion that the universe is timeless (of a canonical formalism) on its grand scale of past, present and future actually arises from pure mathematical intuition of relativity. It is a Hamiltonian formulation which requires a singling out of a time parameter and seems to be too tied to the classical evolution in time. The diffeomorphisms which lead to timelessness in physics has been appropriately named ''the time problem''. The time problem, really is a problem, because it seems to contradict our everyday experiences of the universe. We afterall, see energy changing state. And where there is a change in energy, there is almost certainly a passing of time. But no time passes in the comsological analysis of the Wheeler-de Witt equation. The time variable is completely zero H*| \psi> = 0. Note that it takes a non-relativistic approach to its dynamics.

Is this a problem so bad that it is a breakdown in ToR?

Well if the theory is a true description of reality, then it would mean that we greately, perhaps infinitely cannoy fathom the difficulties which arise. The general scope of reality seems to be completely without bound and far beyond what we could have expected - but equally, how can such a radical theory be true? How could the universe be completely timeless, despite what we experience, the so-called *linear flow* of time.

Nevertheless, whatever the answer is, it certainly remains as a bold candidate to a possible breakdown in the theory of relativity, at least, Einsteins version.

The second problem, is of course the infinite stretching of time for a photon. As an indication that perhaps the notions Einstein arrived to concerning the speed of light c may not entirely be safe. Afterall, it predicts that for particles moving at lightspeed experience no time whatsoever. More problems arise though.

In relativity, explained not so long ago, is that it predicts that the metric of space is in fact unified with a metric vector of one temporal dimension. The very fact space is unified with time, means that events which involve temporal calculations invariantly require spatial calculations; so concerning the photon that never moves through time, should never move through space either! But it does...

It's clear that all the assertions concerning the phenomena is either incorrect or incomplete. You cannot have a particle experience timelessness when we know for sure they move through space. So is there a breakdown necesserily in the conclusion that space and time are unified dimensions of the same metric or are we to truely believe that time becomes so stretched for photons that they don't even move through space? For one last problem, if it never ages, how can it decay?

1) It might be correct also to note, that a major conceptually-misunderstood area of physics involves the metric. ToR defined the metric as having a temporal dimension, inextricably woven into the very fabric of space, however not everyone seems to be happy with such a notion.

Ref:

Kuchaˇr K 1992 Time and interpretations of quantum gravity in Proc. 4th Canadian Conf on

General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics, Winnipeg 1991 ed Kunstatter G Vincent D