posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 02:42 PM
A thought experiment has been plaguing me for some time now, and maybe some here can clarify my thinking, or provide rebuttals/agreements to my
We are taught that space-time is one entity.
We are taught that the speed of light is the ultimate measure and limit.
So what if.
Lets say you could travel to Mars in 1 second, and back in 1 second. When you return, 2 seconds would have elapsed. Expand this idea a bit. Lets
travel to the Andromeda galaxy and back, 1 second each way. Still, 2 seconds would have elapsed when you return. Expand further---lets go to the edge
of the observable universe and back. Still upon your return, 2 seconds have passed.
Struggling with this idea, it occurs to me a way it is possible. Lets assume that space-time is not a unified entity. Lets split them. Lets rename
space. We'll call it Dark matter. We'll rename time to entropy.
We'll give dark matter the property of quantum possibility, a universal sea of probability. And lets leave the classic description of entropy, the
tendency of all to seek a lower energy state, I.E. to run down.
This is not really a new idea. Space used to be called "aether", but during exploration of the properties of light, was discounted due to the
particle nature of photons----if there was an aether, passing photons should produce waves in the aether. This was assuming that the aether was a
pervasive, constant presence. Now with the current quantum theories, we can make new assumptions. With a pervasive all encompassing sea of virtual
matter and energy, and not a fabric of consistent matter or energy, this seems entirely possible, if not probable.
So have at me, all ye professors and doctorates, bolster my arguments or cast me into the depths of ignorance.