Not all Y are X

Some modern myths that our world stem from confused reasoning as flawed as this: “If Bigfoot exists, he will break twigs while walking through the forest. We’ve proved Bigfoot because we just detected a twig break.”

The modern world wouldn’t make this error, right? How did Einstein get on the front of Time magazine? “If gravity bends time, then light will bend around the Sun. Light does bend around the Sun; Einstein is man of the year!”

Not all cracked twigs are caused by mythical creatures, and not all alterations of light are caused by irrational bends in time. Actually, a gaggle of informed researchers knows that plasma bends light, and there is enough plasma around our star to account for the observed parallax.

However, what’s the gross interpretation by the public? “Time bends.” Something completely irrational.

Time 102 – See the Light

A widespread deception began immediately after the valid equations for light were first published. While Maxwell’s equations didn’t assume to describe the nature of light, people assumed light must be electromagnetic because Maxwell’s equations appeared to describe light. Light is electromagnetism, so they were correct. However, a confusing narrative was immediately pushed on the people that defied Maxwell’s descriptions.

They started using language about a “photon” moving from point A to point B. Then point out that if points A and B are moving quickly compared to some observer C, that photon reaches point B in the same amount of time as it travels between the stationary A/B pair. “How is this possible,” they ask. “The photon traveled different distances at the same time, at the same ‘speed,'” they exclaim. To explain this, they told people that “time bends” relative to its velocity (compared to any relative C).

However, nothing about Maxwell’s equations described “a particle traveling a distance, at a velocity.” The math explicitly states that the reaction is relative to their distance. That represents a process occurring between two points that takes t = cd ( time = some factor times the distance ) to complete. Light is a process; it’s not traveling a distance. The process begins relatively instantly and has a duration dependent on it’s distance.

Their mind-boggling puzzle begins with the imagined ball traveling between A and B. It’s just a lie. Maxwell’s equations don’t suggest it, and no observations suggest it. Trying to have a photon framework makes time and light-speed effects very confusing. Understanding t = cd means time never bends. Light changes its induction rate when traveling through different mediums, so “the medium” is one factor of c. Light is a process that takes duration based on the distance and the medium between the two objects. This level of simplicity reminds me of Occom’s razor. Meanwhile, “modern physics” is full of time paradoxes.

You will never find anything paradoxical or contrary evidence to the idea that EM effects occur instantly, but the effect is a process that takes a certain amount of time (based on the distance and the medium between them.) EM is virtually instant, and so is gravity, which is the actual universal speed limit.

Time doesn’t bend. “Time” is a type of analysis. The universe is in motion. We’re just trying to describe it. Enjoy the process!

Time 101

I’ve been brutalizing over creating some epic article on Time and its implications for years. However, the range of mythological nonsense on the matter makes it difficult to decide where to start. So I’ve decided to assert the most declarative claim and let the irrationals try to prove me wrong.

Time is a quantitative value derived by comparing one object’s motion to another (often assumed stable) object’s motion. If you’re familiar with information theory, it’s the exact definition of Ratio. We compare things to rotations of the Earth, orbits of the moon, orbits of Earth around the Sun, and cycles of cesium-133 atoms.

Time is information derived by evaluation. You don’t ask a physicist about the nature of Time because Time doesn’t have any physical attributes. If we correctly separate observation from evaluation, we know that we never “see” Time, we evaluate Time, and as such, it’s the domain of information, not physics.

Nobody has observed “the past” or “the future.” Many scammy articles suggest that has been done, but further review of the source material shows that they’re working backward from a “physical time” conclusion. 

For thousands of years, it’s been ancient wisdom that there is only a now, and things that move do so from a force in the present, not because a record needle is mechanically working its way from a start to an end. Yet this knowledge has been summarily dismissed by Western Science without evidence.

Nobody has an observed “time.” Even if you identified a “fabric of the universe” that, as it stretched and contorted, affects physical objects, you wouldn’t call it “time” because Time has an entirely different definition. You wouldn’t replace T in physics equations with such substance; you would add another variable. Regardless, such substance has never been observed.

I have a lot more pop-science about Time to make fun of, but I’d appreciate it if people who are still confused directed their most respected scientists to refute me. That will give me the best understanding of where I need to clarify my claims. For those who are following me, you can look forward to future posts about why we can reject so much popular science.