What really is *time* ?

One of the frustating features of modern physics is that it does not always explain why something *is*, i.e. the nature of existence and being at the fundamental level. This is the ontological problem of modern physics.

Mostly this is caused by the methodologies that physics currently uses, which are primarily mathematical. Thus physics does not attempt to explain why anything *is* but only *what* its behaviour and mathematics might be.

Examples of the ontological problem are: wave-particle duality; why QM does not scale up to the macroscopic world (e.g. Schrodinger’s Cat); what a zero-dimensional particle really comprises; why the vacuum has electric and magnetic constants; fine-structure constant (alpha); time.

In this series of posts we will pick one of these themes, and start to provide an answer to the deeper questions about what *time* is at the fundamental level.

As we will see, it is possible to explain *time* within the conceptual framework provided by the cordus conjecture, and there are some interesting implications for the arrow of time, entropy, time as a dimension, spacetime, etc.

 

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