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18-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Speed of light and time.
If I was hurled through space at the speed of light [for sake of argument, I could be], . . . would I age anymore? I appreciate your opinion.
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18-03-2014, 08:55 AM
RE: Speed of light and time.
Quick answer: no.

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18-03-2014, 09:24 AM
RE: Speed of light and time.
Based on our current knowledge:
a. You would have to have no mass to actually reach light speed, but that is by the by,
b. Yes, you would age normally from your reference frame... but the universe around you would live its entire existence in an instant, and would be gone.
c. No, to any observer you appear to be frozen in time for the remaining lifetime of the universe (or until you hit something).
(b) and © both happen, just from different vantage points.

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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18-03-2014, 09:35 AM
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(18-03-2014 09:24 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  Based on our current knowledge:
a. You would have to have no mass to actually reach light speed, but that is by the by,
b. Yes, you would age normally from your reference frame... but the universe around you would live its entire existence in an instant, and would be gone.
c. No, to any observer you appear to be frozen in time for the remaining lifetime of the universe (or until you hit something).
(b) and © both happen, just from different vantage points.

Don't forget:
d. You'd better hope you don't hit anything.
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18-03-2014, 09:50 AM
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(18-03-2014 09:35 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(18-03-2014 09:24 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  Based on our current knowledge:
a. You would have to have no mass to actually reach light speed, but that is by the by,
b. Yes, you would age normally from your reference frame... but the universe around you would live its entire existence in an instant, and would be gone.
c. No, to any observer you appear to be frozen in time for the remaining lifetime of the universe (or until you hit something).
(b) and © both happen, just from different vantage points.

Don't forget:
d. You'd better hope you don't hit anything.
Wink

Which would be...
e. Long answer: also no.

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18-03-2014, 10:02 AM
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So, . . . for a theist to use the speed of expansion and "how can we even know how long it would take"?

The post was in regards to a person who was making fun of "a 6,000 year old universe"...

"With what we know about time and space, then stick in some Waves of gravity, we really have no idea what time is or what it means. If moving at the speed of light nothing ages, then does a number of years even have a meaning anymore. So with all of this in mind the best you can come up with is (idiot Christians) very sad indeed."
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18-03-2014, 10:09 AM
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(18-03-2014 09:50 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(18-03-2014 09:35 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Don't forget:
d. You'd better hope you don't hit anything.
Wink

Which would be...
e. Long answer: also no.

What I said...

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18-03-2014, 10:13 AM
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18-03-2014, 10:17 AM
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(18-03-2014 10:02 AM)DeavonReye Wrote:  So, . . . for a theist to use the speed of expansion and "how can we even know how long it would take"?

The post was in regards to a person who was making fun of "a 6,000 year old universe"...

"With what we know about time and space, then stick in some Waves of gravity, we really have no idea what time is or what it means. If moving at the speed of light nothing ages, then does a number of years even have a meaning anymore. So with all of this in mind the best you can come up with is (idiot Christians) very sad indeed."

This reveals an underlying misunderstanding of physics.

First, nothing that has mass is traveling at the speed of light through space. The things that do propagate at the speed of light have no mass.

Second, that's not how relativity works. Time only slows/stops from the perspective of the object travelling. An outside observer will still experience time "normally"

Here's a quick article about this w/rt photons.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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18-03-2014, 10:33 AM
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Thanks, itsnotmeitsyou.
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