[time-nuts] Time may not exist

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Sat Jul 28 09:49:58 EDT 2007

I'm surprised that no one has come forth with the apposite quote from
the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:  "Time is an illusion.  Lunchtime,
doubly so."


Didier Juges said the following on 07/28/2007 09:29 AM:
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> I think what is proposed is that time, while real, would not be a
> fundamental dimension of the universe, it would be a dimension of
> convenience, due to our lack of understanding of the underlying principles.
> It is interesting considering that a lot of people in the last half century
> or so have tried to do the opposite: relate everything to time simply
> because time is what we can measure most accurately, at least at the macro
> scale.
> I am an engineer, so this makes no difference to me, but I find it
> fascinating. Maybe I should have been a physicist...
> Didier
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> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Time may not exist
> In a message dated 28/07/2007 05:49:07 GMT Daylight Time, bill at iaxs.net  
> writes:
> Before  this subject deteriorates into what trial lawyers and
> politicians excel at  (twisting words to obscure the truth),
> consider what happens if time does  not exist.
> Velocity is distance moved per unit of time, or distance  is
> velocity times time. If time does not exist, then nothing  moves.
> Reproduction becomes impossible.
> Even thought becomes  impossible because neurons fire depending
> on the pulse rate at  synapses.
> Not to mention communication and other things that are  frequency
> sensitive, including light and radiant heat.
> And then  there's the matter of Earth rotating in several ways.
> Since all of  these things do exist, time exists. It is what goes
> on inside the brains of  quantum physicists that leads them to
> make rash statements about things  they cannot measure. As I
> recall, the derivation of the Planck length  seemed suspect.
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