Sub-atomic particles in a-temporal space
Does time have any real existence or is it merely a mental construct?
Spiritual teachers have long held the view that time is a thing of the mind, a figment of the imagination. In The Power of NOW, Eckhart Tolle argues that what has real existence is only the present moment, the now. The past is composed of memories we recorded, and the future is merely an imagination of what might happen that is created by our minds.
Davide Fiscaletti and Amrit Sorli seem to have a similar view. In their paper that discusses the motion of sub-atomic particles in quantized space, they say that "the passing of time cannot be perceived directly as matter and space; we can only perceive the irreversible changes and movements of matter in physical space (i.e. the space where material objects exist). The linear time in which events happen exists only in the scientific models of the universe, but not in the universe itself."
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But the Fiscaletti/Sorli paper is not only about time. Space is a-temporal, they say, but it is also quantized, and elementary particles, so the argument goes, are space quanta in a certain vibratory state. When particles move, it is not an actual physical thing that changes position in space, but the vibratory state that creates the particles moves across a range of space quanta, successively re-creating the particle at each new location.
This reminds me of the proposal of another Italian, Gian Piero Godone, who in 1994 posited a fourth law of motion, to add to Newton's three:
"Ogni possibile movimento di ogni possibile corpo è dovuto al costante moto dei suoi elementi base, i quali sono continuamente sostituiti da sempre nuovi elementi base che arrivano ordinatamente dallo spazio e poi al medesimo ritornano"
or in English
"Any possible movement of any physical body is due to the constant motion of its basic elements, which are continually substituted by always new basic elements that arise in an orderly sequence from space and then to there return."
While not acceptable to the physics mainstream, it is nevertheless a good exercise in mental mobility and perhaps not entirely futile, to mull such things over. In any case, here is the paper of Fiscaletti/Sorli.
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Toward a new interpretation of subatomic particles and their motion inside a-temporal physical space
Four-dimensional a-temporal physical space is the stage in which natural phenomena happen. Quanta of space having the size of Planck length and vibrating at certain frequencies are the basic "packets of energy" which build up matter and A-Temporal Physical Space. In particular, quanta of space constituting A-Temporal Physical Space vibrate with the "basic frequency" and are the "non-entropy state" of energy, while quanta of space constituting matter vibrate with appropriate different lower frequencies and are the "entropy-state" of energy. Each subatomic particle can be interpreted as the result of the interaction of energy in the "entropy-state" with one or more quanta of the A-Temporal Physical Space. This interaction of energy in the "entropy state" with quanta of space is determined by the vibration of these quanta of space at appropriate frequencies. A new interpretation of quantum potential is thus proposed: the quantum potential intended as "special state of a-temporal physical space in the presence of microscopic processes". When we take into consideration an atomic or subatomic process, a-temporal physical space assumes the special "state" represented by quantum potential in consequence of the entropic energy shifting between certain quanta of space: this energy shifting (which is determined by the vibrations of the quanta of space occupied by the particle) materializes the subatomic particle into examination in the different points of physical space. We underline that this new interpretation of quantum potential appears permissible also in virtue of the fact that both a-temporal physical space and quantum potential allow us to explain quantum nonlocality.
If we base ourselves on elementary perception (sight), no experimental evidence exists that material objects move in time. The passing of time cannot be perceived directly [in the same way as we perceive] matter and space; we can only perceive the irreversible changes and movements of matter in physical space (i.e. the space where material objects exist). The linear time in which events happen exists only in the scientific models of the universe, but not in the universe itself. On the basis of elementary perception, we can thus say that time exists only as a stream of irreversible material changes and movements happening in a-temporal space. This is an alternative, different point of view from that conventionally adopted in physics, but is perhaps more correct and appropriate because it is more coherent with experimental facts.
The stage in which physical phenomena happen is not space-time but is really a four-dimensional a-temporal space. Phenomena run in space-time only in the mathematical models of reality, which sometimes become more real than reality itself, which instead - on the ground of our elementary perception - turns out to be a-temporal. General relativity can be therefore interpreted in the following way: gravity is transmitted by the density of the four-dimensional a-temporal physical space and its effect is to determine modifications in the geometry of this a-temporal space. This new interpretation of general relativity, which can be defined also a-temporal gravitation theory, implies that matter makes physical space dense and that material particles move in the direction where the density of physical space is increasing. A-temporal physical space allows us to provide a consistent explanation, an interesting interpretation not only of gravitational interaction. It can open new perspectives also as regards quantum nonlocality: the communication between two quantum particles is instantaneous just because it is transmitted by a-temporal physical space.
In virtue of these considerations, it appears permissible to consider four-dimensional a-temporal physical space as the possible intermediary of all phenomena observed or predicted by the different theories; in line of principle, this a-temporal space should be able to include all objects of physics (and therefore also ponderable matter and force fields). It is permissible to think that this a-temporal space represents a reality ontologically primary as to the matter and that the different types of fields (electromagnetic, quantum, nuclear) can be seen as special states of it.
Here the aim is to introduce a new interpretation of subatomic particles and their motion inside a-temporal physical space. This new interpretation, on one hand, can give results similar to standard quantum theory and, on the other hand, will allow us to open new perspectives as regards bohmian quantum potential.
To read the whole paper, download this PDF version.
A-Temporal Wave Gravity Theory
Starting from the idea that time exists only as motion of matter and introducing the concepts of the density of cosmic space new perspectives are opened in gravitation and the interpretation of physical space. In this interpretation, mass can be considered a physical entity which is not so much different from cosmic space (in the sense that it can be seen as the portion of space where the space is denser). The state of gravity-space can be described in terms of two fields, namely the gravitostatic field and the gravitokinetic field, which are defined in terms of the density of cosmic space and of a quantum number j indicating a sort of rotation-orientation of each elementary grain of cosmic space. In virtue of the features of these fields, a wave function of gravity-space and therefore the idea of a wave gravity-space have been introduced.