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Is precession timeless?

  1. May 5, 2005 #1
    I read it somewhere and it would make sense if you considered time as spin.
    What do you think?
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  3. May 5, 2005 #2
    Can you explain your idea in more detail?
  4. May 5, 2005 #3
    Earth´s precession is odd:
    Precession appears without being the Earth an uncompensated gyroscope since the center of mass and the center of rotation are in the same straight line.
    It goes against earth rotation like if it was a delay in time.
    Is a spinning force that appears not to have an obvious reaction.
    Its been suggested the ancients knew about precession and even that pole shifts may occur every given certain time.
    I know this last point is crazy but is so odd they noticed a 24.000 years rotation so long ago
  5. May 5, 2005 #4
    I mean could time and precession be equivalent forces if time is to be considered a force of spin?
    It would be interesting because precession can go both ways.
  6. May 5, 2005 #5


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    There's no physics in this "discussion". This is in the wrong forum. Moving to philosophy...
  7. May 5, 2005 #6


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    There is no philosophy in this thread either. The question can probably best be considered one of either earth science or cosmology. The answer is no. Neither time nor precession are forces. Time is time, and precession is a sequence of events that occur in time. If you wanted, you could use them to measure time, though I'm sure how regular they are relative to the events that we currently use to measure time.
  8. May 5, 2005 #7


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    Agreed, this is not a philosophy topic. But I'm not sure if moving it to earth science is worth it, because it doesn't seem to have much scientific merit either. I think loseyourname addressed the point adequately, and there's not much more left to say.
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