# Today Is Our Time. Today Is the Now.

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# An Exploration of the Models of Time

###### by Bruce Camber Initiated: Sunday, October 2, 2016 Last update: October 2018

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81018: Our rather different point of view, an introduction to Max Tegmark, and the ABCs:
Article. Dan Falk, Quanta Magazine & Atlantic Monthly: The Debate Over Time
Book. Richard A. Muller, Now: The Physics of Time
Conference. Time in Cosmology, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

81018. Time from a Different Point of View:. Our simple mathematical progression and simple logic that became our chart of the universe — quite literally  everything, everywhere for all time provide a radically different approach to historic questions about time. If you multiply the smallest unit of time by 2, then each result by 2, over and over again, in just over 202 steps you will be at the Age of the Universe. Now, that’s hard to believe, “The entire universe in just over 202 steps?” You’ll have to think about the simple logic;  mathematically, this is the most-simple, most-integrated, most-comprehensive grid that can be defined. Yes, it is still hard to believe. Called base-2 notation from the Planck Scale to the Age of the Universe, this model suggests that space-and-time are finite, derivative, local, and quantized. The net-net, bottom line conclusion: What you do today imprints on the universe forever.

Please look at that chart and all its numbers.

If space and time are finite, one might then ask, “Then, what is infinite?”

Max Tegmark. A scholar’s scholar, Tegmark explores the question of infinity in his article, “Infinity Is a Beautiful Concept – And It’s Ruining Physics.” Tegmark is a physics professor at MIT and the author of popular books like Our Mathematical Universe. He, has written hundreds of articles and has done thousands of interviews and lectures. Infinity gets in his way (see: renormalization and regularization). He concludes that science does not need the infinite. This is an increasingly popular position among many very smart people. Although his conclusion is perhaps too quick, his engagement of the key questions is very good. More

If space and time are finite, one might ask, “Is there anything that is infinite?” As a result of the simple base-2 model, a most simple answer could be “Continuity, symmetry, and harmony.” Order, relations, and dynamics – it appears that the thrust of the universe and the thrust of our cells require all three. To explore what that means, we will use the simple model to see how it impacts every article (including Max Tegmark’s), book, conference, and late night discussion about the nature of time referenced here. That base-2 simple chart...

## Seemingly Endless Debate About The Nature Of Time

Article. A Debate Over the Physics of Time by Dan Falk

Quanta Magazine, July 19, 2016 and Atlantic Monthly , July 26, 2016 (just a week later)

Dan Falk is the author of In Search of Time and a distinguished science writer from Toronto. In this article, first published by Quanta Magazine and then by Atlantic Monthly, he opens the door on a June 30, 2016 conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. We are able to listen in on many of the world’s leading theorists of the physics of time. That conference ended inconclusively and their debate continues to go on and on and on.

Here are very smart people. Each writes prolifically, so we will examine their work and we will write to them to ask questions. To that end, on these pages we will share our emails to them and, when permission is granted, share their responses to us.

Every reference that Dan Falk has made to a scientist-philosopher will be followed up. Every person will be queried, “What is wrong with this simple model of the universe that begins with the Planck Scale and goes to the Age of the Universe in just over 202 base-2 notations?” Go to the simple base-2 chart...

## Time: Derivative, Finite, Local, Personal, Quantized

Book. NOW: The Physics of Time by Richard A. Muller, WW Norton & Company, 2016

Richard A. Muller is a professor of physics at University of California – Berkeley. He is the author of many books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of lectures and interviews. In his September 2016 book, NOW: The Physics of Time, he concludes that there is no past and future, only this time, right now. Because his orientation is big bang cosmology, everything physical is interpreted in that light. When it comes to talking about the nature of the the infinite, Muller chooses to insert it at the back of the book within Appendix 6. There he quotes other astute scientists’ comments about the infinite and then he offers his own confession on a single page (338) entitled, “Me” (partial image below). He offers no specific qualities of the infinite that could in some fundamental way give rise to space and time. These kinds of discussions often revert to very personal generalizations that offer very little insight into a more scientific understanding of the infinite.

We are stuck. Perhaps we need a new starting point...

## 57 Scholars, Among The Best, In Search Of Answers

Conference: Time in Cosmology, June 27-29, 2016

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo (Canada) was the site of a four-day conference (Monday to Thursday) to focus on the issues defining and explaining time. Science is all about time symmetry. Time’s arrow from the past to the present to the future has been a longstanding problem.

Fifty-seven of the brightest and best cosmologists, astrophysicists, theoretical physicists and philosophers- of-many-flavors gathered. Although several attendees have been introduced to the simple model using base-2, it appears there was no introduction and no discussion about the model at this conference. Go to the simple base-2 chart

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