Santa Monica, California, USA
Hi! Just a few thoughts, not pronouncements:
1. Time is not a constant. This is one of Einstein's thoughts which was proven by demonstration.
2. Time seems to speed up or slow down depending on how much attention we're paying to it, the tricky devil. I think everyone has experienced this -- time flys when we're having fun; time drags when we're waiting for a bus...
3. There's a line of thought which considers that "time" itself is an illusion, that there is only the ever-present now. This one doesn't hold up too well for me, or I just don't understand it.
It seems like there's a flow to time, or time is a flow.
4. The speed of light may not be a constant. The math behind this thought is out of my league. The speed of light may be the maximum speed a particle or wave can attain, but light also appears to slow down. Current investigations of what we are calling "black holes" suggest that light not only slows down, it comes to a complete stop.
(I've wondered what happens when enough light gets trapped in a black hole? Another bang? Another universe?)
5. When we look at the universe through our most powerful telescopes, are we traveling back in time, watching events which occurred long ago?
6. Does the following notion hold up? Because the size of the universe continues to expand as we improve our ability to percieve it, does this imply that there are events which have yet to occur, i.e., a future?
7. "Science" seems to be only what we know so far. What we know so far changes daily -- usually around four AM when very few people are watching. It seems right now, though, that what you get when you isolate one variable from another variable, what you are left with is the other variable.
8. Is time travel possible? Umm, not right now.