What Is Absolute Time?

If space was a mystery in physics, then I assure you that time was a deeper mystery. But today, both space and time are no longer mysteries in physics and this is one of the revolutionary implications of post-modern physics.

So, in this scientific article, I want us to discuss the true nature of time. Time was a deeper mystery in physics because unlike space, time has a fundamental detachment from matter that our use of clocks cannot possibly reflect.

This is one of the reasons why some physicists are aware of the distinction between time and timing, the latter being what refers to our practical methods of quantifying time using clocks, and before we go too far, this practical method of quantifying time is what constitutes the meaning of relative time.

Just like for relative space, modern physics accepts only the existence of relative time against the existence of absolute time which Newton sought to define in the Principia.

However, Newton made the effort to define both absolute time and relative time and I will be presenting both definitions in this scientific article before I proceed to present to you the post-modern definition of absolute time and which is the exact answer to the question: what is absolute time?

It is the same method that I applied in my earlier scientific post on absolute space. I made the effort to compare the post-modern definition of absolute space with the definitions of absolute space and relative space by Isaac Newton in the Principia.

And in a similar manner, I want to compare the post-modern definition of absolute time with Newton’s definitions of absolute time and relative time so that you can arrive at a single understanding of time, for the true nature of time can either be the absolute or the relative.

We are now in the era of truth and light, so we must seek for the true nature of things and in this regard, post-modern physics informs us that absolute time is the true nature of time in the universe. Absolute time just like absolute space is the focus of post-modern physics.

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This true nature of time which is absolute is what will be used to confront our former understanding of time based on Newton’s propositions. Now, without further ado, Newton defined absolute time and relative time thus:

Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature flows equably without regard to anything external, and by another name is called duration: relative, apparent and common time, is some sensible and external (whether accurate or unequable) measure of duration by the means of motion, which is commonly used instead of true time…”

Newton just like his definition for absolute space gives independence to absolute time which “flows equably without regard to anything external”. And he defined relative time to be an “external measure” of absolute time which he also called “duration”.

Before we proceed to discuss Newton’s absolute time and relative time, let me define absolute time according to post-modern physics which goes thus:

Absolute time is that which flows regardless of inertia.

To adequately understand the above definition of absolute time, I have to briefly compare it with the post-modern definition of absolute space which informs us that absolute space is that which flows with regards to inertia.

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In this comparison, it is clear that absolute time and absolute space have converse relationships with inertia. You must know that what is being said about absolute time above is that absolute time is an essence that flows whether inertia has a zero proportion or not.

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This does not mean that the presence of inertia does not affect the flow of absolute time. It does and this is the one of what has resulted in the new theory of absolute relativity, but even in the absence of inertia, absolute time has the inherent capacity to still flow.

But absolute space only flows when inertia has a non-zero proportion. The proportion of inertia becomes more important when we are dealing with the nature of absolute space.

Now, a good look at the above definition of absolute time shows that it seeks to satisfy our innate scientific notion that time is not timing. We always felt that the flow of time is something that is fundamentally independent of mass but we couldn’t escape our dependence on mass to represent or measure time which is not even achievable.

So, post-modern physics is making us realize that what the flow of time is actually independent of is not mass rather it is inertia which is the true substance of reality and not mass or energy.

Newton acknowledges the independence of absolute time but it was on a wrong basis. For though absolute time is what flows regardless of inertia, this doesn’t mean that its flow is not influenced by inertia when it is present.

This is why I chose the word “regardless” instead of  “independent” or “without regard” in order not create the notion that absolute time is completely independent of inertia. It is for this reason that the absolute time of post-modern physics does not flow “equably” like Newton’s absolute time.

In post-modern physics, we find the true meaning of the “anything external” Newton referred to and that the flow of time should be understood in relation to and it is obviously inertia.

Now, so long as absolute space is now movable as it flows with regard to inertia, then absolute time is no longer “equable” or completely independent regardless of inertia.

The above understanding is what has produced the union called absolute relativity which shows us how the principles of relativity apply to absolute space and time which we thought was impossible, but it is the only way to the holy grail.

It is important to know that Newton’s absolute time and relative time have both been completely replaced by the absolute time of post-modern physics.

The absolute time of post-modern physics replaces Newton’s absolute time by not being completely independent of inertia or flowing “equably” and it also replaces Newton’s relative time, for how can that based on superficial mass be any true measure of that which is based on profound inertia.

Also, Newton proposed that absolute time is only mathematical and thus not practical like relative time. But the above reasons for the replacement of Newton’s absolute time and relative time are the hope that we have defeated Newton’s imposition. 

This limit or solely mathematical relevance Newton imposed on absolute time is being challenged by the new definition of absolute time by post-modern physics. Absolute time is beyond mathematical, it is also experiential and as the true time of the universe, we must seek to go beyond its mathematical essence.

Post-modern physics has applied absolute time to give us the encompassing understanding of the universe and unless we go beyond the mathematical relevance of absolute time, we cannot touch immortality.

The revolutions of post-modern physics are making us realize that absolute space and time can be practical entities that will cause the complete replacement of relative space and time. This is one of the major aims of post-modern physics which is to take us to the experience of absolute space and time.

This is so that we can become transcendent like absolute space and eternal like absolute time. Newton never showed us how to understand the universe by absolute space and time and now that we do, we can be rest assured that we are on the path towards the practical engagement of absolute space and time.

We have touched the true meaning of absolute time and this is hugely beneficial in our pursuit towards greater scientific accomplishments. I strongly believe that the future of science and of mankind is the one of the universal practice and experience of absolute space and time which their true nature are being revealed to us for the first time in scientific history.

Absolute time is no way like relative time which attached to matter or mass cannot inform us of how absolute time is what flows regardless of inertia. Our observation of time based on the motion of matter in space should be abandoned for the more subtle means of observing absolute time.

Relative time is in no way a measure of absolute time. The new definition of absolute time informs us rightly about how absolute time is so different from relative time which is mainly quantitative. Absolute time is mainly qualitative and entitical and these apply to absolute space.

We are now dealing with the entitical character of space and time. Our solely quantitative, relative space and time can no longer stand as the way to further our understanding of the universe.

Absolute time which is the true eternal time of the universe is that which flows regardless of inertia. This nature of time is what is mentioned and applied in the Treatise. It is the time that relativity now applies to. The same for absolute space.

When the definitions of absolute space and time are compared, you will see that inertia is what enables us to distinguish between absolute space and absolute time. This is one of the reasons why inertia is critical in post-modern physics.

Inertia plays such a central and underlying role in post-modern physics that I always want you to be aware of. And as we move deeper into understanding the universe in relation to this unreducable substance of reality, so do we move closer to the practical application of absolute space and time.

The principles of relativity are introduced into absolute time and absolute space with the assistance of the new and absolute understanding of light, gravity, energy etc. which their new definitions are due to the ascended understanding of the universe that absolute space and time provides.

Let’s now look to post-modern physics for the deeper and true understanding of the universe and the objects of scientific investigation, and one of such objects of scientific investigation is absolute time which as an essence that flows regardless of inertia represents the long-sought true nature of time.

Until next time,

I will be here.

– M. V. Echa

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My message is the universe, my truth is the universe, and this blog contains all you need to know about the universe, from the true nature of reality to the long-sought unity of the cosmos — which is the big picture!