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Posted by Harvey on April 12, 2002 16:27:10 UTC


***No kidding! Just look at the recent exchange on time dilation; I asked Harv three times how it was possible for an object to move in time at a speed different than 1 second per second, and three times he declined to answer by shifting to unrelated subjects. That is why I have decided to avoid discussing some issues and just leave things as they are.***

Maybe I wasn't clear. I'll state it again. One answer to your question is that the object is not actually moving in time. Time is divided up into trillions and trillions of 'planck-size slices' where each frame of the object's existence is wholly contained in that frame. Think of a motion picture film roll. Each frame contains a still of the movie. Roll the film and it gives the illusion that the characters, objects in the film, etc are moving through time one second per second. They aren't moving - it is only an illusion.

Does that answer your question? There are other answers, but that's the one that many physicists and philosophers are considering. I recommend the following book for just one (popular) perspective of this view:

Warm regards, Harv

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