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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 22 2011,22:18   

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why time can't be an illusionary product of change.

My take on that is that time and change are interdependent on each other. Change just means that relative positions along spatial dimensions can be different for different positions on the time dimension, so the two concepts can't be meaningfully separated.

As for special relativity, I figure that if forces are carried by something that travels along a wavefront, then if an object is moving, those waves have to spend part of their time just keeping up with the object, so it takes longer for forces internal to the object to do whatever it is they're doing. From there, length contraction and time dilation follow from the math.

Henry

  
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