I was in a diner in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where some student had written on the bathroom wall Einstein’s famous quote, “Time is so everything doesn’t happen at once”.
Every year, there’s a lot of confusion when the clocks are moved forward or back, (noticed I said clocks not time). Here’s my idea. Instead of moving the clocks back and forth twice a year, why not change the clocks every week?
Every Friday afternoon, (when we’re waiting to finish another hard week), at 3:00 PM we’d move the clocks ahead to 4:00 PM. That starts your weekend one hour earlier. I know you’re thinking that after a few weeks, the clocks would indicate 12 noon when it was really 8 o’clock at night. Well here’s the best part. At 11:00 PM Sunday night when you desperately need an extra hour of sleep, you move the clocks back to 10:00 PM. (Think about it).
More time stuff…
The age of the universe is determined by the speed of light. In school we learned that light travels at 186,000 miles per second, but… through water, the speed of light is only 144,000 miles per second and through glass, only 122,000 miles per second.
The speed of light has probably slowed down dramatically in the last 6,000 years, (from the measurements of Olaf Roehmer, Johannes Keppler to Barry Setterfield & Trevor Norman). The speed of light isn’t as constant as we were taught. The speed of light was 10 million times faster in the past according to the Russian theoretical physicist, Dr. V. S. Troitskii, Radio-physical Research Institute in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.
Lene Vestregaard Hau slowed the speed of light down to 38 miles an hour. Lene Hau, a Harvard University physicist, and her team of scientists at the Rowland Institute for Science in Cambridge, Mass., passed a beam of light through a super cooled atom cloud suspended magnetically in a chamber pumped down to a vacuum 100 trillion times lower than the pressure of air in the room where you are reading this and slowed it down to 38 mph..
How old is time? The Persian mathematician /philosopher Al-Ghazzālī who died in 1111 A.D. gave us this to think about. Since infinity can never be crossed, if our physical universe was eternal and space-time was infinite, then we would not have gotten this far along in time yet, (and we never would) because If the beginning was forever ago, we wouldn’t be here yet to talk about it. So, the universe had a beginning, maybe not that long ago.
One thing you and I know, the older you get, the faster time goes but don’t worry. You still have time to get in better shape.
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