The meaning of time.


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If time is relative then what does it mean when they say the universe is 13.75 billion year old?
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I believe the universe is 13.7 billion years old as per a clock on Earth. A clock at rest with respect to the CMB and away from any major gravitational sources would be SLIGHTLY faster. About 10 years faster by my estimate.
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If time is relative then what does it mean when they say the universe is 13.75 billion year old?
Same as when we say "my car is 10 years old".

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Nov26-12, 09:17 AM
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The meaning of time.


Drakkith, are you suggesting, that there is absolute space-time FOR? More or less equal to CMB?
(1 - sqrt(1 - (370/300000)^2)))*13.7*10^9
10419 years according to me.
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An absolute frame? No. But there is a frame that is at rest with respect to the CMB.


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