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February 20, 2018

ARTICLE: A Stitch in Quantum Time [back to article]
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paul valletta wrote on Sep. 30, 2008 @ 11:07 GMT
I have been very interested in the authors work for some time (no pun intended), while reading some of their paprrs in 99 I happen to watch the Royal Intitutions Lecture about time, and there was an experiment that involved two identical ticking "cesium" devices.

They were brought together and wired up to a calibration devise, which showed a minute difference in both clocks ticks. One devise remained at the RI lecture hall, whilst the othre was transported to Hong Kong, and then back to UK. When both clock were re-calibrated, there was a definate variation of the clock that "travelled" to Hong Kong and back, I believe this was a repeat of an experiment from the early 1970's.

What I asked at the time was this, the calibrated figure prior to separation over great distance was so many billionths of a second, but this was limited by the apperatus size, the cesium atoms were effectivly in two separate far off locations, by the devise size.

If they were smaller devises, then the initial data would be more decimal points to the right!..and thus when one devise was extended farther away by travel, and then brought to a nearby vicinity to be re-calibrated the difference would be greater, much greater infact.

The smaller the divice, the closer they can be initially, and the "more-like" they can be thoguht to be. This is essentially what occurs in QM superpositions, a single extended field is what there be?

To find a similar Relative example, just find a shoal of guppy fish for instance, they have all been born very close in time to each other, they have been part of an extended spacetime (superposition, many guppies) they are a collection of many "twins", nature has, in relativity many objects that are near-by proximity clones, human twins fr instance are another relative examples

(which some have placed their emotional experiences "entanglement" as a scaled up similar process of QM entanglement) time and it's consequences is very much present in QM and GR !..its just there are different clicks at different locations.

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Uncle Al wrote on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 17:29 GMT

Hafele-Keating experiment

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amrit wrote on Jan. 5, 2009 @ 17:32 GMT
you discuss in your article about space-time being physical reality

myself I see space-time as a math model only

space itself is atemporal and time is a coordinate of motion in space, see more on file attached

yours amrit

attachments: 1_The_Theory_of_Atemporality_Scientific_Way_to_Peace_and_Prosperity__Sorli__2009.pdf, 3_In_The_Theory_of_Relativity__Time_is_a_Coordinate_of_Motion__Sorli__FOUNDATIONS_OF_PHYSICS_2009.doc

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Marshall Barnes replied on Mar. 25, 2010 @ 22:24 GMT

Space and time are inextricably connected. You can't have one without the other. If time is a coordinate of motion in space, then time must stop in a sealed, empty box...

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