posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 08:00 PM
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by Dr Expired
Universal expansion is a metric expansion of space, not time. Time appearing to speed up as you get older is a psychological effect, not a physical
Even if time were being affected by universal expansion, we would be unable to detect it, as we exist within that affected time.
However, Einstein said that space and time are inseparably linked: space-time.
I understand where you're coming from, OP, as I have wondered this exact thing as well. I confess that I'm not the best with physics, nor abstract
spatial visualizations. I would actually consider several questions:
If time and space are connected, and space is grows larger, would this, itself have an effect on time? Speeding it up, or slowing it down?
If the expansion is speeding up, does this cause time to speed up? Is there maybe an inverse relationship, so that it slows down? Perhaps somehow the
physical expansion as well as the increased rate of expansion have contradictory effects on time, canceling each other out?
Does the expansion of space CREATE time, somehow?