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Why is the universe not chaotic because of time differences?
Quote from: mxplxxxWhy is the universe not chaotic because of time differences?Because we are not yet trying to run an intergalactic train network.When trains were first introduced in England, each town kept its own time, by its own town clock.- You could have a train arriving at one station before it left the previous station! You could call this somewhat chaotic...- This made it hard to print train timetables, because you needed a different timetable for each town.- This led to a system of standard timezones, with a common time reference in the whole UK, for example.We have subsequently introduced air travel, where different airports need to be in different standard timezones.- A number of times I have taken a flight where I arrived several hours before I left. It sure saves time getting through customs!- While it is somewhat disorienting to our body clock, we generally cope- apart from the ocasional telephone call in the middle of the night from a contact who doesn't know that you are on the other side of the world- Our smartphones are able to automatically change to the new timezone- The world hasn't yet descended into chaosIf and when we introduce an intergalactic train service, I expect that it will be even more challenging to our body clocks and social networks, but our even-smarter phones will cope just fine, just like GPS copes today.
We have subsequently introduced air travel, where different airports need to be in different standard timezones.
And who said the universe was not chaotic?
Why is the universe not chaotic?
Because the laws of physics are the same in inertial frames?
If you tell me the time of exposure and the mass of the bike and the man, I can tell you the momentum... (nice analogy by the way puppy)What is an inertial frame and why all electrons have the same properties? Something is missing in the GR-SR picture...
I think the answer is simple: Because it JUST ISN'T.
phyti, what are those #1-#13 referring to? As for time not causing anything, that seems a deeply philosophical question. Either 'time' is what allow 'change' to exist, or 'change' is 'time' to us. As if time on one side would be stream we're immersed in, on the other as if 'time' would be a artifact created out of 'change'. The last one will demand one to explain 'change' though, and doing so one might find oneself instead becoming immersed in 'change'
Psychological time zx16?that exist too. To me that's a result of consciousness, although has little to do with ones wristwatch.
For a ruler, there is space between the uniform marks.
For a clock, what's between the ticks?