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    Hi there,

    I am new to this forum, but would be interested in some feedback on a notion I have been working on. I think that time is linear because of matter ( I have further reasoning on this) but just wondered what others in the scientific community thought. Of course if this theory is hypothetically true, then it follows that the reverse is also true that anti-matter makes time go in reverse, possibly.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    Mezie


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    What exactly do you mean by "linear" ?
    Note that we already have a very detailed model of the relationship between space-time and energy-momentum, being General Relativity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezie View Post
    Hi there,

    I am new to this forum, but would be interested in some feedback on a notion I have been working on. I think that time is linear because of matter ( I have further reasoning on this) but just wondered what others in the scientific community thought. Of course if this theory is hypothetically true, then it follows that the reverse is also true that anti-matter makes time go in reverse, possibly.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

    Thanks

    Mezie
    I think it would be fair to say that the contemporary view is that 'the passage of time' is an illusion. The notion of the passage of time in Newtons day was replaced by a notion of timelessness in Einstein's and subsequent days. Time became the illusion from such concepts as the block universe in relativity and the Schrodinger equation in quantum mechanics. Where it pretty well stands currently is that physics obeys timeless reversible laws, but there are a few that are currently questioning this notion. For example the book I am currently reading by a thinker who has been wrestling with things for some time (Lee Smolin), he is raising a powerful argument to 'drop the relativity of simultaneity' to argue that time is one of the truly fundamental properties of this universe.

    This is all emanating from concerns currently being expressed by frustrated physicists who are not happy with where the big dollars in theoretical physics research is being invested such as string theory and loop quantum gravity. These directions are getting increasingly exotic and banal and also problematic as they turn up even more possible versions, rather than honing onto a unique unified solution. You might have heard of a few of them who use Wolfgang Pauli's expression 'Not Even Wrong' when they talk about the merits of these directions. The tide is slowly turning with less $ being directed towards the string theory camp though. I assume the Big Bang Theory will have to be revamped soon with a 'lighbulb moment' from Sheldon (that fickle media) :-))

    EDIT The history of science fascinates me. There are times when it appears we are getting close to the ultimate solution, but then, a few unsolved riddles overturns everything and we have a revolution of thought on our hands. I sense that another revolution is around the corner and I am actually excited about it. Mother Nature has an amazing ability to play with us humans before she crushes us in her jaws. :-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Implicate Order View Post
    I sense that another revolution is around the corner and I am actually excited about it.
    And there will be people posting on science forums who reject that new paradigm and insist we go back to a "logical" and "common sense" notion of curved space-time.
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