Time as a property of matter (rather than space)

Our newest paper is out and it explores *time*. We start off reconceptualising time at the fundamental level, by proposing it is nothing more than the frequency cycles of the particules of matter. This is where the fastest tick of time arises. This is comparable to the de Broglie frequency for a particle.

We then propose that the next level of time arises with the bonding of particules into atoms, molecules and bodies. This time beats slower than the fundamental time. We call this the assembly of matter. This is also where irreversibility arises, and the arrow of time too. We explain how.

So in this way we offer a solution for how the time that emerges at the level of atomic clocks  is transferred to the world at large.

One of the objectives of the paper is to explain how the human perception of time arises. We show how time operates at the level of chemical interactions and hence physiology. Then we use that to speculate how the brain then constructs a cognitive meaning for the one-wayness of time.  We can also explain why time appears to be universal and smooth, even though it need not be so at the deeper levels.

Regarding the philosophical question of what is the NOW (the present moment), we suggest it is a cognitive effect associated with consciousness, memory, and the process of thought.

This  Cordus theory shows that time is all of particle-based vs. spacetime, relative vs. absolute, local vs. universal. However it is not simultaneously all of those, but rather depends on the level of assembly of matter under consideration. We therefore suggest that none of the existing physical theories have got time quite right, even if they are all right in part.

The paper is unorthodox in its implication that that time is not an inherent property of space but is of matter, hence spacetime is not really a dimension but only looks that way at the macroscopic level of general relativity.

Read more here:

Pons, D.J. (2013) What really is time? A multiple-level ontological theory for time as a property of matter. vixra, 1-40 DOI: http://vixra.org/abs/1301.0074.


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