[time 578] Re: Dr. Marmet's reply

Thu, 19 Aug 1999 17:27:25 EDT

Dear Bill,
I see now that several people are discussing the concept of time. I would
like to comment about one paragraph I have extracted from below.
> I think that both Hitoshi and I agree with the first notion, time is
> not a dimension; it is a subjective measure of change. Your idea of
> "Many-Classical-Worlds" is consistent with Local System theory, since
> each Local Systems (LS) perceives all other LSs as classical particles
> whose apparent behavior follows classical notions.
I certainly agree that time is not a dimension. Let me give my own
arguments. One reason is because time-space interpretation is not
compatible with common sense (experiments). If I am no longer allowed to
use common sense when doing science, I will no longer do science. When we
travel, we do not know how to make a turn in the fourth dimension.
Furthermore, we know that when we can fill a bottle with a liquid (that
flows naturally in all dimensions) the volume of liquid required is not
proprotional to the forth power. It is proportionally to the third power.
There are only three dimensions.

Furthermore, a four dimensional world, as well as a "Many-Classical-Worlds"
are new hypotheses. The Occam's razor philosophical principle teaches that
the best model is the one requiring the minimum number of hypotheses.
Since a three dimensional world can explain completely all the observations
of Nature, (see my book), therefore, the four or multi-dimensional worlds
require useless and therefore superflous hypotheses. If you are not
convinced that three dimensions is enough to explain any observations, I
can answer any objection.

About the paragraph I have re-copied above, it is extremely interesting to
notice that using mass-energy conservation, we can show that the advance of
the perihelion of Mercury is now explained classically (in 3D) using the
"Local System theory, in which each Local Systems (LS) perceives all other
LSs as classical particles whose apparent behavior follows classical
notions". This is exactly the principle I am using in my book.

I wish to inform you that I have now made a direct link to: "Frequently
Asked Questions" related to my site. If you have seen the preliminary
questions and answers before, note that they all have been modified very
recently. More series of questions will appear soon. The home page
address is:

At 01:49 AM 8/14/99 EDT, you wrote:
>This the first response to my mention of your work. If you would
>respond, send it to me and I will post it. If further discussion
>develops I will keep you informed.
>In a message dated 8/13/99 11:12:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>stephenk1@home.com writes:
>> Hi Bill,
>> I am reading Dr. Marmet's on-line book, interesting. He uses a
>> mechanical paradigm that I often dislike, but I like the way his mind
>> works!

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