Dave_Oblad wrote:Hi Raj,
I'm sure you have seen this Model of the Universe Expansion:
Hi Dave, Thanks for that picture. First thing I noticed was the flaring out of that section at the end, which is a geometrical depiction of acceleration. For those whose eyesight may not be that good, they have written, “Dark Energy Accelerated expansion”, with an arrow pointing to our times, but seems to have started pretty much when the galaxies and planets developed.
The evidence you have produced, conclusively shows that your statement, "The Big Bang.. [has] cooled off considerably today"
, is blatantly wrong.
My position is that the whole thing still exists and not just the leading edge of "Now"
If that be so, where is it? Why can’t I approach the past? I am fairly certain you are existing
, (a contuing process), along the continuing wave of “Now”. I can travel along it to where you are and shake your hand, in the future, but I cannot travel back to where Hitler was and kill him or go back to Jihadi John and smash him, at the moment he was standing gloatingly with his knife above his hapless victim. I cannot even travel back to where I
was a nanosecond ago.
That degradation of information is occurring on the leading edge of "Now".. not back in Time
I don’t think so. Information is formed by interactions at
the leading edge of “Now”, which also creates the leading edge of “Now”, but immediately starts degrading thereafter. We have less information about Tyrannosaurus Rex than we have about the modern poodle. There is a backward arrow of information, just like that of thermodynamical entropy.
This is why I suggested that Ligo might detect an event that happened back in the body of History and not just along the surface of "Now"
We are perpetually detecting events that happened back in the body of History, we don’t need Ligo for that. We are detecting stars and galaxies and supernova that existed billions of years ago. We detected dinosaurs and past life in fossils, that doesn’t prove they are still there. Like old movies of your childhood, or childhood toys, they are just memories, they do not take you back to those moments.
“What is by now evident and clear is that neither future nor past exists, ..[only] In the soul there are these three aspects of time [past, present, and future], and I do not see them anywhere else.
The present considering the past is memory, the present considering the present is immediate awareness, the present considering the future is expectation.” - St Augustine