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    Hello,

    I am here to discuss a recent scientific theory, proposed by me. The main idea of said theory is that the smaller the creature the faster they move in time compared to us, or other larger creatures. This would explain why rabbits, or cats can react to things faster than we can. Their bodies if larger would use the same energy moving the same amount to them, but because they are larger they had to move a longer distance which takes more time. Yet, it seems the same time to them.

    Feel free to ask questions about this thoery if you're confused. I'm happy to help!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeCat View Post
    I am here to discuss a recent scientific theory, proposed by me.
    If you have evidence please present it - otherwise it's neither scientific nor a theory.

    The main idea of said theory is that the smaller the creature the faster they move in time compared to us, or other larger creatures.
    While it's a fact that (in general) the smaller the creature the perceived time varies from that of humans I doubt (given the lack of evidence) that it's correct to say that they "move faster in time".

    This would explain why rabbits, or cats can react to things faster than we can.
    Shorter nerve paths and a higher metabolic rate don't account for it?
    (For example: The speed at which humans absorb visual information is also age-related - e.g. the smaller/ younger you are the faster your reactions and the slower time appears to pass1).

    In short: if you mean that the smaller the creature the faster it processes and acts/ reacts (i.e. their perception) then that's already firmly established. If you mean that time itself is (somehow) "faster" for them then you'll have to present the evidence.

    1 Plus, of course, there's a good deal of variation among adults: athletes tend to have faster perception times.


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    Time cat theory: It's eleven past ten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeCat View Post
    Hello,

    I am here to discuss a recent scientific theory, proposed by me. The main idea of said theory is that the smaller the creature the faster they move in time compared to us, or other larger creatures. This would explain why rabbits, or cats can react to things faster than we can. Their bodies if larger would use the same energy moving the same amount to them, but because they are larger they had to move a longer distance which takes more time. Yet, it seems the same time to them.

    Feel free to ask questions about this thoery if you're confused. I'm happy to help!
    I think you may be onto something. I seem to recall a recent radio programme in which the "clock speed" (in the sense of microprocessor clock speed) of a fly's brain was compared to that of mammals and found to be several orders of magnitude faster. This was said to be responsible for the difficulty one has in swatting a fly, for example. So perhaps they perceive the span of time that we call a minute to be an hour in apparent duration, and thus lead sped-up lives that seem as long to them as ours do to us.

    But it would just be a subjective perception of the rate of time, due to the modes of operation of the respective brains.
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    If there were civilizations that had survived the conditions of their evolution on their original planet ,I wonder if they could have evolved (deliberately) so as to reduce their processor speed and so make the stars their home.

    They might have colonies in different solar systems and signals between them might seem to take a short time subjectively.

    Could that work?

    If they were interested in what was going on on (as an example) Earth they would have to slow down the tape to bring our activity up/down to speed.

    If we thought of them as somehow godlike it would just be because there would be no realistic point of contact between us so the ancient picture of the Gods playing on Olympus without a care for humans might chime right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    If there were civilizations that had survived the conditions of their evolution on their original planet ,I wonder if they could have evolved (deliberately) so as to reduce their processor speed and so make the stars their home.

    They might have colonies in different solar systems and signals between them might seem to take a short time subjectively.

    Could that work?

    If they were interested in what was going on on (as an example) Earth they would have to slow down the tape to bring our activity up/down to speed.

    If we thought of them as somehow godlike it would just be because there would be no realistic point of contact between us so the ancient picture of the Gods playing on Olympus without a care for humans might chime right.
    The trouble would be that brain clock would not necessarily be reflected in body tissue longevity. Also they would have very poor reactions so they would not be able to drive cars, or even walk, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post

    The trouble would be that brain clock would not necessarily be reflected in body tissue longevity. Also they would have very poor reactions so they would not be able to drive cars, or even walk, perhaps.
    They would (as we will soon perhaps) be all brain/mind .(well the penis/vagina might be kept by the old fogies among them)

    I don't know the brain infrastructure could be made to last the aeons but I expect it might.
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