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Dec30-09, 07:24 AM
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If time speeds up uniformly in whole universe, we wouldn't even notice it, or be able to measure it. It would appear to us just the same.
Consider light that goes twice faster than now. Now you take clock to measure it's speed. Clock also runs twice faster - result is the same.
But time does not change uniformly everywhere in the whole universe, except at extremes like maybe a black hole or a photon, as every frame of reference is it own time. Atoms are the only thing that I can think of that move uniformly throughout our visible universe.
The point I have made is that if the mass of atomic particles increases monotonically with cosmological time, then atomic clocks would 'speed up' "uniformly in the whole universe".

This would occur for example in a mass field theory such as Fred Hoyle's described in On the Origin of the Microwave background

The problem would be that we would not be able to notice this increase in clock rate unless there was another kind of clock to measure it against.

In SCC theory such a clock would have been provided by the photons in the microwave background.

The secular increase in atomic clock rates would then be observed as cosmological red shift, a thought pertinent to the OP question.