[time-nuts] Time may not exist

Don Collie donmer at woosh.co.nz
Sun Jul 29 04:52:27 EDT 2007


Look, If time does not exist, then this group
is gonna look a little sick. Let`s speak no more of 
this.......................................Don C.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Shoppa" <shoppa at trailing-edge.com>
To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 2:50 AM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Time may not exist


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> "Didier Juges" <didier at cox.net> wrote:
>> 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...
>
> I was a physicist. After hearing way too many years about super-string
> theory, coordinate-free notation, etc. I quit, and now my day job
> consists of building/maintaining a supervisory control system
> that hurtles metal subway trains 450 to 600 feet long from a stop to 60 
> MPH and
> back again every minute or two, 40000 times a day.
>
> To say that "I quit" is one interpretation, an equally valid 
> interpretation
> would be that I completely flamed out in my first post-doc :-).
>
> I am so much happier now that I get to use coordinates again :-).
>
> It is increasingly frustrating that the several thousand clocks around
> the railroad are never synchronized, though!
>
> Tim.
>
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