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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on July 18, 2002 23:26:15 UTC

Hi
I asked this two months ago:

(Quoting from your cited link criticizing
Dr. Dick's post somewhere
and my responses revised):

Patrick Reany wrote:
"Clock time is ALL that modern physics cares about. ...Most physicists today accept this ...It is still perfectly fine to adopt some notion of absolute, unmeasurable time in one's program of research, but probably few physicists will adopt this program. But you're free to pursue it. "

Response:
Cosmological decay would be measurable if we knew its rules.


Bilge:
"Since every single electromagnetic scattering cross-section or decay rate has a rate fixed by the same coupling electromagnetic constant, any device that measures those things, constitutes a clock."

Response:
As Yanniru points out at http://www.astronomy.net/forums/blackholes/messages/4984.shtml
"We are going at and beyond the speed of light relative to some distant parts of the universe."

Then, Bruce, would "frames of reference" times be slightly inconvenient under those conditions?
Clearly, Dr. Dick's trying to approach a big question which maybe you will be able to advance.

Mike






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