Stephen,

Once again, that's not the argument in question that proves it, that's a 
different train of thought. 

Liz's "repost" has nothing to do with the argument I'm referencing. She 
clearly doesn't know what it is.

Edgar



On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:21:35 PM UTC-5, Stephen Paul King wrote:
>
> Dear LizR,
>
>   Thank you for the repost!
>
> Dear Edgar,
>
>
>   There is a reason why "this simple obvious fact" was not recognized in 
> literature. It has been proven to be nonsense.
>
> Your concept is: "the time of the present moment (what I call P-time) 
> which is absolute and common to all observers across the universe."
>
>  P-time is not common to any pair or combination of observers. It cannot 
> be extended in any unambiguous way to span any pair of observers, so forget 
> about greater groups. Each observer has its very own notion of a Present 
> moment" and it is not shared or sharable. To be sharable, there must exist 
> some way to map the observation that one observe might have to that of 
> another and guess what, when we construct the set of possible maps between 
> observers that connects each and every shred of content, all of the 
> "commonality" of a notion of a present moment vanishes! 
>
>   In fact, in the math of GR there is a serious prohibition on a clock 
> that has a size greater than an infinitesimal point! See General 
> Covariance <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_covariance>. What kind 
> of periodicity do you think such a clock might have? The solution to this 
> obstruction to the notion of clocks in GR is to use something like afiber 
> bundle 
> construction<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiber_bundle_construction_theorem>and
>  associate a system to each and every infinitesimal point of the 
> space-time manifold.
> This has been done http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0410061. 
>   What was found is that each bundle must be completely disconnected from 
> all others. We cannot create a *single* space of points that will map to 
> the set of infinitesimal points that make up a space-time manifold. To do 
> so would prevent the existence of curvature - commonly known as gravity. 
>   A way out is to have an infinite number of totally disconnected spaces, 
> each mapped to a single point of space-time and build your clocks in those 
> spaces. This construction allows for a notion of time that is consistent 
> with both GR and QM but is not consistent with any notion of a *absolute 
> and common P-time for **all observers across the universe*.
>
>   We do experience gravity, thus the association of a single 
> external computational space to the space-time manifold is not allowed. 
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM, LizR <liz...@gmail.com <javascript:>>wrote:
>
> On 16 January 2014 11:53, Edgar L. Owen <edga...@att.net <javascript:>>wrote:
>
> Liz,
>
> Do you know what my argument is? Quentin also claimed it was invalid but 
> he couldn't tell us what the argument is that he claims is invalid. Do you 
> know?
>
> You argued as follows:
>
> The proof is simply the fact that the time traveling twins meet up again 
> with different clock times, but always in the exact same present moment. 
> This proves beyond any doubt there are two kinds of time, clock time which 
> varies by relativistic observer, and the time of the present moment (what 
> I call P-time) which is absolute and common to all observers across the 
> universe.
>
> When this is realized there are a number of profound implications. 
>
> First that time travel outside the common present moment is impossible 
> since all of reality (the entire universe) exists within/is the common 
> present moment. The only time travel that is possible is having different 
> clock times within the same shared present moment.
>
> Second, that this is compatible with only one cosmological geometry, named 
> that the universe is a 4-dimensional hypersphere with P-time (not clock 
> time) as its continually extending radial dimension. That is cosmological 
> space is positively curved and finite. In fact we all see all 4-dimensions
>
> ...

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