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CATEGORY: The Nature of Time Essay Contest (2008) [back]
TOPIC: The gravitation and thermodynamics by Alexander Fedorovich Silin [refresh]
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Alexander Fedorovich Silin wrote on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 10:38 GMT
Essay Abstract

In this essay I would like to discuss two aspects of time: 1) gravitation/thermodynamics relationship; 2) a problem that is rarely discussed by researchers. The matter is the fundamental possibility to investigate other epochs.

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Alexander F. Silin, 46 years old. St. Petersburg, Russia. Graduated from St. Petersburg Railway University in 1984. Finished post-graduate studies, applied physics. Free researcher.

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matthew kolasinski wrote on Nov. 7, 2008 @ 09:41 GMT
Good morning Mr. Silin,


"The matter is the fundamental possibility to investigate other epochs."

you're correct that this is rarely discussed. it's hardly considered by the majority of physics research. bit there is indeed a sizable amount of evidence in support of this possibility. this is actually done regularly these days by directing consciousness to the desired time/space coordinate. it is known that this can be done and there are remarkably simple techniques which will permit most people to have at least some degree of success with this. it isn't known how this works, but that it does work is quite clear at this point - for over thirty years now. there are some there in Russia who know about the remote viewing protocol also. it's no secret, at least not now. i know that India has picked up on it and is using it these days as a very active part of their intel services; they don't have so much of an issue with 'spooky mind stuff' there and they've even come up with a couple of significant advancements in how they run the operation. how it works is still a very good question. relativity says that this sort of data transfer is not possible with limitations of light as the best that can be done; no going to the past, no going to the future, no going to distant elsewhere now. somewhat confining. quantum entanglement does not accommodate the effect - there is no data transfer to be had in quantum entanglement. the best attempt at accounting for this effect that i've encountered to date appears to follow your line of reasoning about a complex space metric (noting that this also appears to be implied in quantum entanglement). the notion that this may be accessible through some mechanistic approach is intriguing, but we don't seem yet to have technology quite as good as the carbon based organic quantum computers and curious data acquisition capacity with no moving parts (think about that a minute in contrast to all our manufactured data recording devices...) built into what we come equipped with - as primitive a model as the mind and body may be.

yes, quite a 'fire-ball' of an idea. agreed.

you might like reading

you appear to have hit on a similar idea. the pdf might save you a bit of work with the math.

a physics of consciousness would be good.

thanks for your paper.


matt kolasinski

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Alexander Silin wrote on Nov. 11, 2008 @ 08:04 GMT
Thanks for reading my essay, Matt.


I have read a paper, which you have offered.

There it is a question about 4D space-time where each coordinate has complex dimensionality. In my opinion, it does not help with definition of the hidden parameters.

Several years ago I corresponded with Ivan Makievsky, he had studying a formalism of this metric.

Resource. (unfortunately in Russian).

We have come to conclusion; discreteness destroys beautiful symmetry of this metric.

Besides, there is some psychological barrier. Usually any change of system is function of time. In this hypothesis, time is not available, but there are spin - an additional intrinsic degree of freedom. Thus, change without time is accessible.

Physics of consciousness very interesting theme, but here one essay a little.

Sorry for my rough English.

Alexander Silin.

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matthew kolasinski wrote on Nov. 13, 2008 @ 00:25 GMT
Hello again Mr. Silin,

thank you for your reply, it has taken me a little time to get back here.


There it is a question about 4D space-time where each coordinate has complex dimensionality. In my opinion, it does not help with definition of the hidden parameters.

yes, in reviewing your paper again, i see that it wouldn't.


"We have come to conclusion; discreteness destroys beautiful symmetry of this metric."

thank you for your observation on this.

about consciousness, i've been bringing it up here in that it has demonstrated abilities which do not appear to be allowed by any of the existing physical models of our world. what fits the topic here about this is that consciousness does not appear to be bound to a time or space location. this has some implications for how we think about time. the 8-space metric was an attempt to account for this consciousness capability.

re: "time machine', i don't know if your idea will work but it is guaranteed that if nobody thinks about the possibility of accessing other times, it will certainly never happen. less than 100 years ago, travel outside the earth's atmosphere was science fiction.

i'll read your paper a third time. maybe there's something useful there for my puzzle over the problem of consciousness wandering through time.

thank you again,


matt kolasinski

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Ryan Westafer wrote on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 00:45 GMT
I appreciate your very nice essay.

"state of quantum superposition" -the vacuum!

"abnormally high temperature of the solar crown" -yes, mass is "boiling off!" Nuclear decay within the sun and photon emission at the surface.

Your philosophical bit is very nice too! Yes, nature can only *persist* in harmony with the universe. We may exploit entropy to boil off the matter of the universe into heat however we like. Finally, our existence can decay rapidly (materialistically we may accelerate in this direction as fast as we like!) into heat... or we can endeavor to survive in harmonious balance with the universe. Harmonious survival isn't easy- survival goes against entropy!

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Alexander Silin wrote on Dec. 6, 2008 @ 15:47 GMT
Dear Ryan,

I very much enjoyed your essay.

Thank You for bring interest in my essay and sorry for a delay of a feedback.

It demanded reflections.

1. «State of quantum superposition - the vacuum» - excellent! I have not thought of this.

2. I did not mean thermonuclear reaction within of the Sun and photon emission at the surface.

The movement of object...

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Cristi Stoica wrote on Dec. 13, 2008 @ 09:59 GMT
Dear Mr. Silin,

You establish very interesting connections between quantum theory, gravity, thermodynamics and time. Congratulations!

Best wishes,

Cristi Stoica

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