TIME DOESN’T NEED REINVENTING
Do we need to recalibrate clocks with the latest scientific timepiece? It seems tyrannical to have to hitch our wagon train to such an exclusive and inaccessible instrument. In any case, Einstein’s a priori assumption that the speed of light is constant prevents that being verified by measurement because no independent clock is available. The notion of universal time seems practically useful but epistemologically unsound. Updating it obfuscates the main issue which is that humans have become obsessed with regulating their narrow affairs by timepieces instead of tuning into each other’s broader personal experiences. I have written a fiction novel Time is Gold which explores time in athletic endurance to be published soon.
Posted on August 26, 2020, in Time is Gold and tagged Einstein, Endurance, recalibrate, Scientific time, time instrument, Time is Gold, Universal time. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on TIME DOESN’T NEED REINVENTING.