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I look forward to that time Dr. C and to when there will be more people to converse with pooling our resources and shedding light upon things too many of Humankind have forgotten about over the centuries having the victors of war rewriting history... Good thing there are philosophers, granted by the time their theories are proven they're typically shunned for believing in things that aren't in the history books, I'm glad you're not like that Dr. C and have taken the time to understand me, you've kept that old engine well oiled, as for me, I'm a rare Gem, the most rough of them all... Jobu __________________ To every force there is an equal & an opposite, I am that equal force, love!
Registered: 1299081992 Posts: 501
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Philosophy is as philosophy does.
__________________ The universe is a hairball. It was created by Fritz the Cat. :P Einstein said the universe was like a plate of spaghetti. Still, you don't want to know what transpired between him and Elsa to bring about that idea.
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"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but "actually" from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time~y wimey... stuff"
The Doctor Hmmmmm... It's just been a while since your last post here Dr C. We know that gravity affects the rate at which time passes. A clock close to a massive body will run slower than a clock further away from that massive body. A radio wave passing near a massive body slows down and takes longer to move between 2 points that when it is further away from that massive body. To me this means that time passes more quickly near a massive body, therefore more time is spent between clock ticks, or between the 2 points. Correct? Anything that is accelerated, and gravity is acceleration, manifests this effect. When a flywheel is spun too fast, does it come apart because of the acceleration alone or is it the effect of differing parts of the flywheel moving at different rates of the passage of time? If we could generate an acceleration (gravity) from within a theoretical ship that was offset by a very small distance, the acceleration would not be felt by the ship or it's occupants because the ship and everything in it would be accelerated the same. When you accelerate in a car, you feel the acceleration because the car is moving at an increasing rate but your body is not. If the car and everything in it were accelerated, you would not feel it. So.... if we could create a tremendous acceleration, across a tiny distance, would we jump in time? Does an apple falling from a tree fall not because of gravity, but because it wants to slow down? Hmmmmmm.....
Registered: 1299081992 Posts: 501
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A clock close to a massive body will run slower than a clock further away from that massive body.
What if the clock is more massive than the body? Which moves slower? The problem with quoting Doctor Who, is that you are truly quoting a sci-fi writer's script. It has enough knowledge only to be dangerous. There is no linear in reality. Trajectories are subjective to angular momentum. Angular momentum is subjective to infinite omnipotence. I've posted seldom because none have asked anything, nor have they stated anything controversial. Do you drink stagnant water? Besides that, I am a scientist, thus a busy man. I'm going to offer ads in order to get more fuel for the forum. Perhaps the effort will also attract a wider body of authors... Thanx for posting. __________________ The universe is a hairball. It was created by Fritz the Cat. :P Einstein said the universe was like a plate of spaghetti. Still, you don't want to know what transpired between him and Elsa to bring about that idea.