Cosmic Time Cycles - An Examination Of Cyclic Events
interesting article from bill hamilton.
be well, be love.
cosmic time cycles
(an examination of cyclic events)
essay by william hamilton iii
april 18, 2005
first, we will have to ask ourselves, ?what is time?? and how does one
travel through time at a rate of speed slower or faster than the
ticking of a clock. this is not a question that we are going to answer any
time soon as some of the greatest minds in philosophy, physics, and
psychology have grappled with it. we experience time as one of the
fundamental things in our lives, but it is so basic to our experience that it
is difficult to define it in physical terms.
one definition of time is the continuum of experience in which events
pass from the future through the present to the past. but that does not
tell us much. how about, the time as given by a clock; "do you know
what time it is?"; "the time is 10 o'clock. that still doesn?t tell us
what the clock is measuring. let?s get more sophisticated. time is the
fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial
dimensions) to specify a physical event. now we are getting more specific, more
mathematical, but it still doesn?t tell us what time is.
i will attempt to give an operating definition here, one that is useful
in understanding time travel. time is a measurement of motion. to
measure time we need periodic and repetitious motion. the earth orbiting
the sun is one periodic motion that repeats itself that we use to
measure time. the rotation of the earth on its axis is another motion we
use to measure time. sometimes these motions depart from exact
repetition even if just by a second. we can call any instrument used to measure
time a clock. we are always searching for clocks of greater precision which
means that during each cycle of the clock there is little
deviation from period to period.
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