Our Present Moment of Time
The present moment in the universe is the same everywhere. In this blog post, I show that the Past, Present, and Future happen simultaneously at the speed of light, and time comes from this motion. The nature of time shows how Einstein was misled into believing that time is relative. Let's begin to understand the definition of "time."
We live in the present moment of the universe as it moves and expands at the speed of light.
Our moment of “time” happens in the motion of energy as the universe moves.
Our concept of ‘‘time’’ is derived from the motion of the universe, specifically the daily rotation of Earth.
Clocks show a mathematical moment of the motion that surrounds us because clocks count and show numbers. We, in turn, translate the numbers into the time.
The universe moves at the speed of light, and the electrons in our cells move and radiate infrared energy at light speed. While we think of life happening one second at a “time,” we move at the speed of light.
In a sense, we live in slowed-down time, not knowing we are moving at light speed.
A clock's ticking moves at the speed of light in atomic clocks. A cesium clock counts the oscillations of light emitted by the cesium atom.
One second is a moment in our lives, but during this moment, the cesium atom emits 9,192,631,770 flashes of light, showing that motion moves at the speed of light.
Is Time Relative or Absolute?
Einstein states time is relative to our frame of reference. Based on his theory of Relativity, the duration of motion takes longer for the same light to move in different frames of reference (situations).
Using mathematics, he converts the duration of motion into time. If we treat a mathematical model as proof, we give it reality, and that’s how the theory of Relativity was accepted.
We have been misled by Relativity into thinking that the duration of light is equal to time. Namely, the distance between objects allows us to observe events at different “times.”
Is time relative, as Einstein claims, or was Einstein misled by time?
The unit of one light year is the distance that light travels in one year, but it’s not a measure of time. However, if you measure the distance, you can say it takes light one year to travel. Astronomers estimate distances to stars by measuring the redshift of light and using other methods. A light year is an easy way to express long distances by comparing how long it would take light to travel that distance. But realize that this method compares distances, not time.
Einstein's Theory of Relativity uses mind experiments, imaginary clocks, and imagined observations. The mathematics and geometry prove his results, but there is a flaw that is challenging to detect.
Does the duration of light’s motion depend on the distance from an event?
It's obvious that the travel duration varies by the speed of light and the distance traveled. What's not obvious is that our observations don’t depend on the travel time. What? Wait, let me explain.
Everyone sees the same light entering their eyes at the present moment and absolute ‘'time” of the universe.
The distance light travels doesn’t matter because light is a continuous wave that doesn’t stop. The light from near and far is reaching us in our present moment.
Does the observer see light flashes at different moments?
An ‘‘instantaneous” lightning strike shows how Einstein was misled to postulate his theory of Relativity of Simultaneity.
Einstein's mind experiment involves two simultaneous lightning strikes to a speeding train passing by a train platform.
A passenger sees the two flashes simultaneously at the front and back of the train, while the observer “sees” the flashes at two separate moments (times).
Einstein postulated that time is relative to your frame of reference, so the theory of Relativity of Simultaneity began.
A mistake in his theory has yet to be found.
However, time and the duration of motion are two separate measurements. Time exists within the present moment of motion in the absolute age of the universe, while duration is the measurement of how long it takes light to travel a distance.
It’s a fundamental principle that the farther a bullet moves, the longer the travel duration. In the speeding train experience, the same thing applies. The farther you are from the lightning flash, the longer the duration of the light to reach you.
Any instantaneous event will take a longer duration to travel farther. If that’s the conclusion, everyone should agree it’s obvious.
However, Einstein claimed that time is relative to frames of reference if one of the light flashes travels farther.
Einstein's False Assumptions
Einstein claimed that the flashes happen at different moments from the reference of the platform observer.
The mistake comes by extrapolating to mean that light takes time to travel, so everything we see depends on the travel time of light.
But “Time” isn’t a force that causes light to move. Light moves by the electromagnetic force, and the speed of light is measured by clocks, not by "time."
Clocks and time are different things. A clock is an instrument showing numbers, while time comes from our minds when we translate the numbers into time, or in this case, into the duration of motion.
Einstein said light has the same speed in any frame of reference. If you move toward or away from light, the speed of light remains the same. Doesn’t that mean two simultaneous flashes will reach you at the same moment regardless of motion?
The distances from the front and back of the train change as the train speeds away, but the simultaneous flashes are not physical things stuck on the moving train.
The light isn't moving with the train. Right? Leaving that idea aside, let's examine it differently.
An observer can't see a clock in a different reference frame. If one could measure the difference in the duration of light’s travel to the observer, it's the duration of motion due to the distance. (It is possible to calculate a distance into the travel duration of light.)
However, measuring the duration of light’s travel is impossible unless you know the distance it travels. But even so, the duration is an amount of time.
Light moves through space and the universe at the same speed as the universe expands. The motion of light is the same speed orbiting around an electron or moving in the expanding universe.
Light cannot travel faster than the universe expands, nor slower. The speed of light in space is invariant (unchanging).
Can we see the past by looking at light?
We can’t see into the past; we see the light entering our eyes from all locations in the present moment.
However, the duration that the light traveled will be longer or shorter depending on the distance.
The problem with Relativity is that we think we see things from the past, but the past doesn’t exist.
Science says that the light from the Sun shows us what the Sun looked like about 8 minutes ago. Since we have calculated the distance from the Sun, it takes sunlight about 8 minutes to reach us.
But it’s a duration of motion calculated into 8 minutes. We see the sunlight at our absolute moment in the universe. Likewise, we see starlight coming from billions of light years away at the same moment as sunlight.
Time isn’t relative to distance or motion. The duration of movement is relative, but “time” is absolute. Time is the instant moment moving at the speed of light.
Understand that the light coming to Earth from space is a continuous and constant wave of energy. It doesn’t matter how far away the light travels; we see everything simultaneously during the universe's motion.
On a tiny scale, we also see objects in a room simultaneously because the light continuously travels in all directions.
However, if you enter a completely dark room and turn on the lights, there’s a shorter travel duration from the nearest objects than the farthest ones, but the duration is infinitesimally small.
Thus, Einstein’s mind experiment is valid mathematically but only during a brief instantaneous event. The main point is that time cannot be relative. But the duration of motion is relative to the distance.
Furthermore, Einstein’s mind experiment cannot be scientifically observed. The only proof is the mathematical model, which doesn’t describe reality.
A mathematical system cannot prove its operation without referring to something outside itself.
The Definition of Time
Einstein uses a mathematical model of time dilation to explain that time is relative. It’s a mathematically accurate representation that has no physical reality.
Neither time nor time dilation can change or cause physical activities or actions.
Clocks are instruments that count at a fixed rate, but the rate of a clock’s counting is affected by its environment. So, a clock’s counting rate can change, but time is invariant.
Einstein didn’t understand the definition of time. He was using the mathematical measurements of distance converted into time.
Time doesn’t exist separately from motion, and the duration of motion is an amount of time.
Our time comes from the action creating motion (the rotating Earth), but time isn’t the action. How long an action takes to move is a measurement of an action's duration of motion.
Time isn’t relative to any action. The distance from an action is relative to an observer. The distance governs how long the duration of motion takes, but distance and duration aren’t the time.
The mathematical calculation of distance or duration into time is a mathematical construct.
Time can’t be measured. Distance is measured, but a mathematical value of distance converted into time (for instance, a light year) is a mathematical construct.
However, the length of one meter can be scientifically calculated by the distance light travels in 1/299792458 of a second.
A tiny error exists in this method because the one-way motion of light cannot be measured, so after 2019, the distance of one meter is measured using a cesium atom’s frequency.
But do scientists realize that atoms change their frequency in different environments? Oh, the confusion of time. Perhaps time doesn't exist except in our thoughts.
1. Einstein’s mind experiments are physically impossible. Trains or spacecraft don’t travel that fast. And the speed of light is invariant.
2. In what frame of reference are the lightning strikes simultaneous? Einstein imagines the light flashes are simultaneous in only one observer's frame of reference, but he doesn’t imagine that the universe will simultaneously witness them.
3. Where is the clock that is monitoring the event? In the train, on the platform, or in an imaginary mind? Clocks don’t measure the time. They count and show numbers, and we do the measuring.
4. The universe only has one “clock” that uses the same rate of “time” everywhere. Time is absolute.
5. The universe has an absolute age as it moves and expands. The past doesn’t exist, and all motion happens in the present. We give the present the name "time," and "time" comes from the action causing motion.
6. Time dilation is a false measurement when clocks experience different environments. Clocks are relative, but “time” is absolute. If clocks measure motion while experiencing motion, they show incorrect measurements.
7. Some frames of reference cause time dilation on clocks, but "Time" doesn’t change; clocks change.
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