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• ... Is it possible that everything in this worlds happens at twice the rate it is happening now? For example, consider 3 events A, B and C such that
Message 1 of 5 , Nov 30, 2003
On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Vijaykumar Nayak (RBIN/EDS1) * wrote:
> If everything in this world happens at twice the rate it is happening now....
> is there a way of determining it through any experiment or logical deduction?

Is it possible that everything in this worlds happens at twice the rate it
is happening now?

For example, consider 3 events A, B and C such that
rate(A)=rate(B)*rate(C)

Now, if the rates of B and C are doubled it means the rate of A is 4 times
the initial rate (Not double!).

So, there are two possibilities:
-All the rate laws like the one above are no longer valid, and in this
case it can be deduced that world is running at doubled pace.

-If the rate laws remain valid everything in world can't happens at
doubled rate.

Ankur Jain
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• Well, the second interpretation is correct .... who knows...we might be living in a universe with fluctuating time scale!! ... From: Anthony DeRobertis
Message 2 of 5 , Dec 1 7:46 PM
Well,
the second interpretation is correct ....
who knows...we might be living in a universe with fluctuating time scale!!

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From: Anthony DeRobertis [mailto:yahoogroups@...]
Sent: Monday, 1. December 2003 9:07 PM
To: Puzzle (E-mail)

On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 01:13, Vijaykumar Nayak (RBIN/EDS1) * wrote:
> If everything in this world happens at twice the rate it is happening
> now....
> is there a way of determining it through any experiment or logical
> deduction?

If we take "twice the rate" as to mean "multiply every velocity vector
by 2" then yes, absolutely. Among some of the changes we'd notice would
be things that had been in stable orbits for billions of years suddenly
escaping orbit (or picking up a much larger, probably less stable,
orbit).

If take "twice the rate" as to mean "what once took 2 seconds now takes
1", then all we've done is redefine the second.

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• Time, I believe, is not an absolute measure. To state your question in a naive manner, how can one be sure that his/her watch that ticked twice should have
Message 3 of 5 , Dec 2 4:26 AM
Time, I believe, is not an absolute measure. To state your question in a naive manner, how can one be sure that his/her watch that ticked twice should have ticked once.

The only measure that we have is speed of light. I suggest that you measure the speed of light and if it turns out to be half of the established value, your clocks are running twice as fast!

Regards,
Kashif S. Malik

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. -- Mark Twain

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Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 11:13 AM

If everything in this world happens at twice the rate it is happening now....
is there a way of determining it through any experiment or logical deduction?

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