[ExI] Problem with time travel WAS Faster than light??
jrd1415 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 00:28:25 UTC 2011
2011/9/28 Dennis May <dennislmay at yahoo.com>:
> The classical physics view is a continuum of states from the past
> to the future. I don't see that you are saying anything different.
> Is discrete change versus continuous change what you are interested in?
"Continuous change" is macroscopic and classical and that is certainly
not what I looking at here. I'm concerned with iterative progression
(ie change) at whatever is the finest-grained scale. I take the
conventional view that at that scale quantum principles dominate. I
figure there is at that level, an "atom" of time. But it's probably
not "time" as we know it in the macroscopic sense, but rather the
basis for macroscopic time. At the quantum level, as with other
quantum phenomena, it likely would have that quantum weirdness (so
non-intuitive that classically-trained physicists don't grok it
easily) which "makes us rather bear the [physics] we have than fly to
others that we know not of".
All of which something of a distraction -- but I'm not dissing you
about that. My point is that what becomes time as we "know" it at the
macroscopic level, starts out as the "atom of iteration", that
continually (not continuously) moves the universe along through our
macroscopic, subjective, mentally-constructed notion of time.
Hope this helps.
Best, Jeff Davis
"Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
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