Author’s Note: This article only makes a summary and non-technical elucidation of the connection between absolute rest and the two forms of time, but you can get the well-presented and technical exposition of all of this in the Great Treatise.
One of the things post-modern physics reveals is that there are aspects of reality so subtle and underlying that they can easily be overlooked and even denied by anyone not acquainted with post-modern physics.
This is the case with the new meaning of rest which our predecessors could not conceive in classical and modern physics. In classical and modern physics, rest is relative and not absolute, but in post-modern physics, rest is absolute and not relative.
But I must mention that relative rest as it applies in classical and modern physics is described based on relative space and time, whereas absolute rest as it applies in post-modern physics is described based on absolute space and time.
So we cannot continue to deny or dismiss the existence of absolute motion without first paying attention to what post-modern physics now informs us about it.
We have to make the transition to absolute physics in order to understand the proposition of absolute rest which is upheld by post-modern physics. This realization is important, for post-modern physics is unlike classical and modern physics; it is absolute physics and the first of its kind.
Classical and modern physics are relative physics, thus they are unequipped to assist us understand the subtle and underlying aspects of reality. This is where absolute physics or post-modern physics comes in, and in this article, I want to draw our attention to the new understanding of absolute rest and its inseparable connection with the two forms of time.
Now, when you physically observe the universe, there is no indication whatsoever that time has two forms, and that rest has two forms as a result of the former. This great scientific truth that has been easily hidden is why we have to quickly embrace absolute physics, for some of the aspects of reality will always elude us as long as we focus on relative physics.
There is no way one can suppose or conceive that rest which we all experience can have two forms. This discovery which has long been hidden in the universe helps us capture the difference between the atomic world and the non-atomic world.
Many physicists have expressed their dissatisfaction over the state of quantum mechanics, which many feel is hiding something about the universe from us. It has even become popular to say that “no one understands quantum mechanics”.
This sad situation and gross darkness in understanding are as a result of our negligence of absolute physics. Absolute physics is what is needed to illuminate us about the nature of quantum mechanics or of the atomic world.
So, to assist us in this venture, I have decided to write this article on absolute rest and the two forms of time.
It should become obvious that while we may say that relative rest, which is rest as classical and modern physics describe, has one form, absolute rest, which post-modern physics describes, has two forms.
We can take the above as an important distinction between relative rest and absolute rest. Relative rest is the rest described based on relative time whereas absolute rest is the rest described based on absolute time.
And we should not forget that in the real scheme of things absolute rest is the real nature of rest in the universe and not relative rest, which should not be taken as an approximation of absolute rest.
Now, as you may know already from post-modern physics, the two forms of absolute rest are uniform rest and accelerated rest. They are named according to the two forms of time in the universe which are uniform time and accelerated time.
We always had this notion that the state of rest is constituted of just the flow of time and not the flow of space or the presence of motion. This is because unlike space, time appears like an entity that ever flows, with or without motion.
The flow of time is a sensation we all feel whether we are at rest or in motion. Now, this our common intuition of time which we have been applying to relative rest is also preserved in post-modern physics and in the elucidation of absolute rest.
But whereas classical and modern physics want us to know that relative rest means the same thing in the atomic and non-atomic worlds, post-modern physics informs us to the contrary, which is that absolute rest is different for atomic and non-atomic bodies.
These two different forms of rest, as formerly stated, are uniform rest and accelerated rest and they respectively apply to non-atomic and atomic bodies.
To thus present the profound definitions of the two different forms of absolute rest, uniform rest and accelerated rest, it can be succinctly said that:
I. Uniform rest is the form of rest that all non-atomic bodies experience and which is associated with the flow of only uniform time.
II. Accelerated rest is the form of rest that all atomic bodies experience and which is associated with the flow of both uniform time and accelerated time.
So, from the two definitions above, one can infer that only one form of time, uniform time, flows for uniform rest, while two forms of time, uniform time and accelerated time, flow for accelerated rest.
This is all interesting and this understanding, as I have said, has huge importance for our understanding of quantum mechanics or the atomic world!
We have always known that the atomic world is different, but we did not know how exactly different it is. What this article shows us about the two forms of absolute rest is bringing to light how exactly different the atomic world is from the non-atomic world.
The image below beautifully captures how the two forms of absolute rest apply in the non-atomic and atomic worlds, taking note that non-atomic bodies are referred to as ponderable bodies and atomic bodies are referred to as electrical bodies.
Just imagine yourself, being a non-atomic or ponderable body, at rest. Now your rest is unlike the one of an atomic or electrical body, let’s say an electron. In your own form of rest, which is uniform rest, you are experiencing the flow of only one form of time, which is uniform time.
But for the electron at rest, it is experiencing the flow of two forms of time, which are uniform time and accelerated time. We all have to come to this new scientific knowledge which is not physical or easily observable.
This difference in the experience of rest between atomic and non-atomic bodies is connected to the supposed weirdness of quantum mechanics. The experiences of atomic bodies are unlike what we have outside the atomic world, and now we are beginning to identify what these differences are.
Absolute rest which has two forms is what bodies experience in the universe. And it has two forms because of the two forms of time which immediately shows us that we have moved beyond time as we understood it in classical and modern physics.
This article therefore has as its aim and final conclusion that without the two forms of time in the universe there won’t be two forms of absolute rest.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa