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Is time quantized?

  1. Jan 13, 2015 #1
    Is time quantized? I just read an interesting article in scientific american about this subject. The following link should take you there. The most interesting part was about research done by William G. Tifft, a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona. I was wondering what others think about his work.

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  3. Jan 13, 2015 #2


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    Tifft is 'credited' with first raising the prospect of redshift periodicity in 1973. It resonated with the non-traditional cosmology crowd inspiring a flurry of papers. These early studies were, however, based on small sample sizes and evidence of periodicity rapidly evaporated when large redshift surveys started appearing. Hawkins was probably the first to cast a stone with http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0208117, No Periodicities in 2dF Redshift Survey Data. Tang flung another dagger into the heart of the beast with http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0506366, Critical Examinations of QSO Redshift Periodicities and Associations with Galaxies in Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data. These sobering studies were assailed, but not defeated, by minions of the dark side. The current consensus is quantized redshift was a dead horse before it was ever beaten. Personally, I think Tiift was a mainstream kind of guy who floundered into the fetid backwaters of cosmolgy.
  4. Jan 13, 2015 #3


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    The comments below by phayez are hilarious...

    as for the quantized redshifts, I never heard of it...
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