From the peanut gallery, its about time.

Being an enthusiast of theortical physics, I watch excitedly as we near a theory of everything. I grasp at every non-physicist version of literature to keep up with what’s happening at the particle accelerators around the world… Is Higgs there yet? is SUSY alive and well?

Yet sometimes I also like to pull back from all the talk about extra-dimensions and elegant mathematical formulation, and try to regain a little bit of perspective, consider something that may get lost as we focus intently on the prize… and what struck me this time, is time.

We don’t even understand Time very well, so can we really expect to achieve a theory of everything without it?

Also, do all dimensions outside of our ‘time’ have to be spatial? Might some others be time-like as well, or something even more exotic? If the answer is yes, how does effect things?

Gravity is still a mystery, but maybe gravity isn’t a force but another time-like dimension that cuts through our universe, interacting enough to leave dark matter twirling in it wake, reversing entropy and flinging together matter and making galaxies.

I am talking crazy here? Or is there something I am missing?

CJ
 
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