About Topics from the Fringe-AltTheory ... spacetime changes the meanings of time and space, such that in Special Relativity the time dilation between two events in different inertial frames can be addressed logically, and quantified mathematically, as if the differences were due distance differences caused by the curvature of spacetime, instead of being due to differences in the velocity of light through different wave energy density environments, I agree. If you mean that time is not a central factor in quantum mechanics because in the quantum realm there is little chance of quantifying time as it relates to quantum events, I couldn't disagree. My explanation for it all, call it the wave energy density hypothesis, models a universe that is nothing but wave energy. All wave energy action is in accord with an invariant set of natural laws that govern local wave energy density, wave-particles, and processes, with limits on the maximum density permitted by nature, and thresholds that come into play during action processes and wave-particle interactions. There are energy to matter processes, and there are matter to energy processes, and all wave intersections involve local changes in wave energy density, as well as a time delay as the density changes occur. I simply describe and model the speculative consequences of a set of axioms, and hypothesize processes as the natural limits and thresholds are reached and play out. For example, we have good observational evidence for a Big Bang event that has set our observable universe into expansion billions of years ago; the raw redshift data. We have good observational evidence of a cosmic microwave background radiation, but I predict a better explanation for that is that there is a greater universe, a multiple Big Bang universe, beyond our expanding arena. The greater universe is characterized by a potentially infinite history of big bangs and expanding arenas that merge, form big crunches out of their shared galactic material, then collapse/bang into new arenas. Each new expanding arena fills with the residual light/microwave energy background from a lengthy heritage of big bangs and arena action as they "inflate"/expand out into pre-existing surrounding space. I also predict that the arena process of matter-to energy-to matter defeats entropy, providing a basis for a universe that has always existed, and has always supported life, which I model as an interative and generative process leading to life forms, that then can evolve to fit their local and changing environments. That all leads me to derive my philosophy of Eternal Intent, but that is in a different chapter, lol. In the early 2000's, across a host of science forums, my recollection is that members would say it was Woo to deny the Singularity (Big S), i.e., a beginning of time and space from a zero volume point from which all energy emerged. People aren't married to that anymore. Equivocation about the Singularity has become the consensus. Try going to Photobucket and searching for "Big Bang Singularity", hoping to find an appropriate image. It is clearly not science that is at the front of the images that come up. http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu203/umm_rumaysa/scenic pictures/history-of-the-universe.gif Now, if my perception is good, it is woo to think that our observable universe did come from the Big S, out of nothingness. It seems to me that the consensus is that the singularity (small s) is simply a mathematical point where the backtracking of our expansion reaches too far into the infinitesimal, beyond what is physically possible in the quantum world. I take that to mean that backtracking is fine, but there was never a point where there was no space, and where time wasn't already passing. Given that the "baby" Big Bang logically occupied pre-existing space, where the clocks were already ticking away, I can make the prediction that there were preconditions to the Big Bang. What do you think?