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by petm1
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

Never is that the case because mass and energy are always conserved, time has nothing to do with it! Conserved is a verb, past tense, energy is conserved over time. Time is how we count existence, a clock may only count its own existence as a clock, hence we count the existence of both twins as sep...
by petm1
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

How far from here are we? You mean to say how far from here, are you? And to answer that question I'd first have to know where you are. You cannot possibly ask that question because we are not together, if we were together however, I would answer 'zero.' As we would in fact be zero any measurement ...
by petm1
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

How far from here are we? If you can not see that when you use the word 'here' it is always about the present, like " "She is there now." marks a present moment even if you do not put the now in the sentence, "Put the pen here." means now unless you qualify with a different time, then I guess we wil...
by petm1
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

Though as to your answer I would argue that "here" speaks more of the 3D physical world, and 'now' speaks more of the, so called, 4th temporal dimension. No matter where I go, here I am, at least for a time in my mind. Here is always tied with a now by an observer and his clock. The 3d physical wor...
by petm1
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

I had no time in mind. Indeed, my sojourn here feels timeless, and my forum activity is constantly here even when my physical body is somewhere else, even why my consciousness if off-line - and may remain long after my conscious being ceases to be anywhere. At the time you read this, you don't know...
by petm1
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

The thread that raised this question seems to have gone, but I still can't help wondering. When somebody says "here" on an internet forum, what do they mean? What do they think of? When you read the word, what do you think of? In cyberland, is "here" a location, an IP address, a state of being, an ...
by petm1
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

We think of the present as being at emission after all that is what most of us see but we are receivers and our present is tied to reception. The twisted way we imagine the universe with space as real and time as imaginary is the problem, the age of the Photon I am receiving now is real, the differe...
by petm1
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Where is "here"?
Replies: 415
Views: 21935

Re: Where is "here"?

We are thinking the world wrong. We are thinking the world in terms of objects moving in space but this is not the real world. The real world is a world of events occurring in time which the observer merely OBSERVES as a world of objects moving in space. We are objects anchored in the present by ou...
by petm1
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Earth at the center of the Universe?
Replies: 270
Views: 30070

Re: Earth at the center of the Universe?

The pre-Socratics had it all worked out 2600 years ago anyway, skakos, and the physicists have just been a bit slow catching up with some necessary reading. The universe is not a place at all, although it remains convenient for them to model it as such. The universe is an EVENT. From this perspecti...
by petm1
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: How did the universe arise out of nothing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: How did the universe arise out of nothing?

In a dilating universe a "minimum length scale in nature" must be a relative scale in sync with the present. Mass is the past.
by petm1
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The unification of physics
Replies: 69
Views: 5822

Re: The unification of physics

That the observer observes only his own past is a self-evident conclusion drawn from the fact that the speed of light is finite so the observer lives his entire conscious experience on a temporal delay. Far from being irrelevant this fundamental physical FACT is central to the entire debate about t...
by petm1
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The unification of physics
Replies: 69
Views: 5822

Re: The unification of physics

Why do we think that massive objects resist a change to their own position? Maybe it has more to do with the fact that we are receivers/processors and there is no way we actually see the present so we do not sense where the massive object is, but where it was. If you think that the present moment is...
by petm1
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The unification of physics
Replies: 69
Views: 5822

Re: The unification of physics

The edge of my universe from the outside point of view is the atoms that make up my world and from the inside POV we have the CBR, of course, both of these views ar looking back in time. The View of the apple falling to earth shows gravity as an attractive force, looking back in time the way we do, ...
by petm1
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The unification of physics
Replies: 69
Views: 5822

Re: The unification of physics

It all went pear-shaped from the outset for Einstein because the worm in the apple is SR, the story of the twins and the bloke who can traverse the entire universe in a single lifetime if only he had a fast enough spaceship. Thinking that you can jump back in time, instantaneous travel, instead of ...
by petm1
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Are these time questions unsolvable?
Replies: 27
Views: 2420

Re: Are these time questions unsolvable?

If a Living entity on a planet two hundred sixty million light years away was looking our way, with a telescope large enough to see a single creature on our Earth. What if he saw the same creature that I am looking at now in fossil form? Now think of this same entity transporting itself instantly to...