A Note on Scalar Motion Beginning students of the Assume as a thought experiment, a spherical light source
in gravitational equilibrium with us, the observers. In our ordinary Likewise for the cosmic sector: the cosmic atoms are moving inward in time, and so cosmic observers would conclude that the photons from their light are moving outward in coordinate time. In actuality, of course, the photons remain in the same absolute spacetime locations and are not moving either in coordinate space or coordinate time! Now suppose, as in the Einstein-Podolsky Rosen experiment, that two photons originate at the same event and move in opposite directions. In the material sector, the motion appears to be outward in space; in the cosmic sector, the motion appears to be outward in time. In actuality, we are moving inward in space away from the photons, and cosmic observers are moving inward in time away from photons. We have no independent motion in coordinate time (at low vectorial speeds), and since the photons do not either, we are able to effect a change in both photons by means of a change in one of them. Likewise, the cosmic observers have no independent motion in coordinate space (at low vectorial inverse speeds), and since the photons do not either, the cosmic observers are able to effect a change in both photons by means of a change in one of them. (Existents which are contiguous in either space or time may both be affected by application of a suitable single force). Because photons are stationary in the natural reference system, they are nat “lost” from either sector and are not “disappearing over the time or space horizon”; the universe is not “running down” toward a slow “heat death”. |