Einstein and Time
I have read in a few items that I have found
on the net in which physicists that are in a struggle to
unify quantum mechanics
and Einstein's general theroy of relativity have found hints that
the universe maybe timeless, while some seem to predict that
particles may be caused by "geons" or warps/kinks in space-time.
R.B. Fuller of synergetics suggest that time is an experience.
While Einstein hints that time is only relative to the individual
Absolute space is a little hard for me to grasp but lets say this
does exist on the other side of a expanding universe and we look at
a (unknown) big bang to create a universe. Before the big bang
took place I would think that there would have had to be some type of
existance to cause the big bang.
Are time and existance synonymous ?
Could one suggest a expanding and or a finte universe (bound by
time) being infite in a absolute space ?
And for a absolute space to exist can this as well be bound by
time being infinte?
No, they are not synonymous. A necessary condition for existence
is to be a nonmember of the class of things which do not exist, the
latter being defined as all things, events, etc. the behaviour of
which is inconsistent with one or more physical laws. No one knows
whether this condition is sufficient as well.
Time, on the other hand, is that coordinate the value of which
defines causality. If t_1 < t_2, then an event at t_1 may (but need
not) cause an event at t_2, otherwise, it cannot.
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