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Jerome Cantor wrote on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:04 GMT
Essay Abstract

We present a novel space-time model in which time is modeled as an omnidirectional electrical current, with mass acting as resistance to the flow of time. The conditions of the model require postulating the existence of two hidden dimensions that permit the flow of time from higher to lower potential energy. These hidden dimensions generate a space-time field that is consistent with the observable four-dimensional universe. Movement through the field involves changes in timeflow that result in a translocation with respect to other objects. Despite its simplicity, the model suggests profound relationships between time, velocity, and gravitation. Perhaps the most surprising feature is the interchangeability of timeflow and velocity, which yields a conceptual framework for reinterpreting existing phenomena and resolving potential conflicts in prevailing theory. In particular, the greater degree of freedom generated by the two additional dimensions provides an alternative explanation of the attraction between bodies that does not require the existence of a distinct gravitational force.

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The author is a board-certified pathologist who received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the field of lung injury and repair. In addition, the author holds a number of patents related to the treatment of lung disease, and was a founder of Exhale Therapeutics, which later became CoTherix and was acquired by Actelion in 2006.

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