On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net> wrote:

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> > This quantization of time is easily seen as problematic when we consider > that SR tells us that any granulation of time is equivalent to a grnulation > of space which has observable effect. > All physicists agree that neither Special Relativity nor General Relativity can be the last word on the subject because neither theory takes Quantum Mechanics into account, and even the laws of mathematics agree that Relativity theories can not be valid at the singularity at the center of a Black Hole because at that point you'd have infinite density and infinite curvature of spacetime yielding nonsensical results for any calculations made there. By the way, before 1900 calculations about the way hot objects give off light yielded the same sort of nonsensical results, Planck solved the problem by introducing the idea that energy was not continuous but existed as a series of small jumps, perhaps calculations about the singularity can make sense if another quantity is quantized, like time or space or both. Relativity works well for things that are very large and very massive and Quantum Mechanics works well for things that are very small and very light, but to understand what happens when things are very small and very massive, like a Black Hole singularity, we need a quantum theory of gravity and we don't have one. > Basically it predicts violations of Lorentz invariance by ultra high > energy photons. So far observations have not shown any violations, even in > very high gamma rays from GRBs. see: : http://arxiv.org/abs/0909.4927 > I know, that's why I didn't say there was no experimental evidence, I said "there is little or no experimental evidence"; that report is almost 3 years old (a eon for science) and since then there has been little or no confirmation or follow through. > Ordered collections alone do not have transitions. > They have discontinuous jumps, but they would look just like smooth transitions to you if they were small enough and stuff at the Planck level is very very small indeed. But maybe time is continuous after all, but then again maybe not. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.