Wednesday, January 6, 2010

TGIF Part 6: How Is Time Tied to Space

The Kovachi Temporal Gravitational Interlacing Force (TGIF) Grand Unification Theory
Part 6: How Is Time Tied to Space?

It was only when Kovachi threw away these subjective diversions that the thunder struck him. Alter the premise that space is vast and a whole new model begins to emerge. What if space is only vast when we look up because our perspective from the inside of the universe is set entirely by our velocity through it? As we approach light speed, space compresses. If we took that trip outside the galactic plane, perhaps we would 'decompress' and become so big the galaxy could fit in our hand. This very directly connects space and time objectively. But, according to relativity, there is no objectivity in measuring space-time. So what holds it all together?

Ah, gravity, the gift that keeps on giving, long after you give up trying to understand it (kind of like a long lived marriage). The force that is so weak a simple magnet can beat out the entire planet by lifting a paperclip off the ground.
Kovachi’s task, like reshaping our outlook of relative time, was to redefine the gravitational premise. Like reversing E=MC2, why not redefine the terms of what gravity is meant to do. Perhaps ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ are terms that shouldn’t apply to gravity. We assume that strength is comparative from one force to another through attraction and repulsion. Gravity doesn’t seem to want to live by those laws because gravity isn’t really a force. It’s local attraction is ‘weak’ by those standards but it’s influence over the entire universe is incredibly ‘strong’ by an entirely different measure. It is the glue that binds us all. All objects create a gravitational field that warps space-time. So, if we take matter out of the universe, will gravity still exist?
There is so little matter in the universe that it occupies only 0.0000000000000000000042% of space. So for gravity to have such a binding effect, there either needs to be more matter (thus the need for dark matter), or gravity might be there to begin with and it only makes itself known when matter is present.
Let's use a popular metaphor. If a tree falls in the forest, will it make a sound? If two planets collide in empty space is there a sound? All the elements are there to create a monumental boom, except the medium to carry it and the ears to hear it. Does that mean that the impact does not throw low band sound waves? It certainly throws light and heat and debris far and wide. The difference is that light photons need no medium to travel. Put another way, if a lifeless planet contains a thin atmosphere where no noise is present, does that mean that sound waves cannot exist? If a meteor interrupted a million years of this silent solace, the noise it produced may be the first but they would certainly exist.
The same analogy might be true of gravity. Suppose that gravity exists separate from mass. That it, like time, is an equally distributed force that flows across our universe. An undetectable force of it’s own because it generates no signature until particle mass is introduced onto the scene. Then rather than detecting gravity, we detect the disturbance it creates, the gravity well that curves space-time and creates an attraction/repulsion. The larger the mass, the larger the well, the larger the gravitational force.

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