Greetings all! This is my first time at this forum. Any old pals here from our ruined playpen, pmb, kieth, bruce, sam, hector, nudnik, etc.???? It has occured to me that the universe may not be expanding! Perhaps the "clock" for the universe speeds up as time moves forward. This may be why we observe a red shift if old light from distant realms which was emitted earlier in the history of the universe when the clock ran slower? You understand what I mean by the "clock" running faster as the universe ages, right? If not, say so and I'll try to explain better what I mean. The reasons for the clock of the universe speeding up would be open to speculation. At first glance this seems incredulous, bizarre and mysterious, but, no more so than an expanding universe. According to the principles of relativity from observations or experiments involving light we wouldn't be able to distinguish between an expanding universe and an universe that was running ever faster. Electromagnetic astronomy could not contain the information to tell the difference. It could also be that only our local "clock", either the clock for the Milky Way Galaxy or just the clock for our region of the Mikly Way. It could be that the central blackhole of the Milky Way is changing and thereby affecting the rate at which time progresses locally. This may have some connection to the observations leading to the postulate of "dark matter". A changing clock for the galaxy may produce the non-newtonian orbital velocities observed in a rotating galaxy. There may be a way to disprove the changing local clock idea from observing the red shifts of distant galaxies (i.e, time dilation of supernovae events), however, we still could not tell if the clock for the entire universe runs faster as the universe evolves. I just had an interesting notion writing this. The time field and the speed of time. At what rate would changes in clock rate produced by a time rate altering phenomae propagate through space?