Chapter Two – Gravity
To begin the section on basic gravity, I am now going to fabricate a rule: I shall create an artificial physical law, commonly referred to as a premise. This premise is not shown as truth. Meant only as an educational tool, it may be discarded if necessary somewhere along the way. You are asked to understand that this premise is just something I made up. It is artificial. It simply is not proven to be true. The premise is not even a theory, because I will not try to prove it. Sound the trumpets!
Premise: Gravity is continuous in relation to time.
To put this premise into the scope of the rather long-winded description (Chapter I) above:
Premise: For every Significant Moment in real time, the effects of gravity if present at the beginning and at the end of the Significant Moment, is continuous throughout the Significant Moment.
I am asking you to pretend that no matter how small we make the Significant Moment for a description, the effects of gravity will be there, and most importantly, will not be interrupted. That’s all there is to it.
Note: I refer to ‘real time’ because some philosophers think in ‘imaginary time’ as well. Real time is what you and I usually consider to be time. I also often think in imaginary time, which is why I pay great quantities of fines at the lending book library. The librarians there use imaginary time to fabricate schedules that make my books overdue for return before they are due in real time. Some of you may also experience brief glimpses of imaginary time at the video rental store.
We are told that the amount of gravity related to a planet matches how much mass belongs to the planet. Jupiter has more mass than does Earth or than does a teabag, and we have demonstrated Jupiter’s gravitation force is the greatest of the three. What I want you to see is that the force of gravity of the Earth is the effect of its particles. Most people know that every particle in the planet provides some of the planet’s total gravity.
Think about what you can observe about gravity by living on the Earth. Imagine picking up a rock and then releasing it. I want you to see that the acceleration of the rock from its position, as you release it, is toward the Earth’s center of gravity. I want you to also see that the physical rules that define that center of gravity’s position are set by the particles that make up the Earth.
This is the Significant Moment year 2005. Unfortunately, as most humans are taught about gravity, they are permitted to rationalize gravity’s complexity into a type of “averaging” of the forces on the falling rock. In an effort to simplify the model of gravity, most humans are led to see it as a single force. A much better model here is that each particle of the Earth is attracting the rock discretely toward itself. Every particle is participating in this effort, and some pull from the left, some from the right. Since the great majority of the particles of the Earth are located below its surface, from anywhere on or above its surface, the combined forces between the rock and all of the Earth’s particles has a net vector that travels down into the surface. That is why most things fall down. Sir Isaac Newton further developed the understanding of gravity on Earth by modeling the planet as discrete spherical shells, each infinitely thin and progressively smaller as you travel toward the center of gravity. The outer-most shell represented the surface of the Earth, yet infinitely thin. The next smaller shell had the same thickness and a radius exactly one thickness smaller. He modeled a particle traveling from the surface toward the center of gravity traveling through these smaller and smaller shells. Newton mathematically demonstrated that, though it is moving closer to the center or gravity and should therefore be more attracted to it, exactly enough particles (shells) are behind it, and each is the exact distance behind to make the particle’s acceleration constant with their pulling of the particle in the opposite direction. The thin shells were used as a model in his proof.
The moon is part of the Earth. We can show that the net force of gravity has a smaller vector into the Earth when the moon is overhead, with its particles pulling in the opposite direction. The ocean tide rises and falls following the moon.
Imagine an airplane flying across the sky. Its particles are part of Earth, yet it is in motion. If it is moving, does its movement result in the movement of Earth’s center of gravity? Yes. A freight train moving across country affects position of Earth’s center of gravity. Every cloud that moves through the atmosphere shifts Earth’s center of gravity. Your movement, traveling across the street changes the location of Earth’s center of gravity. I will show that, for every Significant Moment related to the activities of the Earth, every single particle within the Earth shall be in motion. Actually I will show you that the universe moves faster than the Earth, so from any reference point outside the Earth, our planet moves slower than the universe’s bouncing reference point. I will then show that this external activity creates constant motion within the earth. There are very short duration moments in which Earth’s center of gravity does not significantly move, but these moments are too short to explain any activities on Earth.
Since I made up a rule (premise) that states that gravity between the set of particles that are part of the Earth is continuous, then for all Significant Moments, the existence of the center of gravity of the Earth is continuous. Therefore, (trumpets again, please):
The definition of the location of the center of gravity for the Earth during every Significant Moment is a continuous arc.
(I imagine crowds of cheering spectators)
Every particle in the Earth is in motion, so the Earth’s center of gravity is always shifting. This motion is continuous, and every Significant Moment has duration. As the position of the gravitational center shifts, during any Significant Moment, it defines a curved path.
In the realm of Significant Moments with very short duration, it is easy to imagine a short curve, but the world as perceived by humans includes Significant Moments of much longer duration. Imagine the path of the Earth’s center of gravity to be like a length of knitting yarn. As the very short duration Significant Moments are pieced together, they create a continuous timeline for a much longer duration moment, and the piece of yarn (representing the real-time gravitational center’s arc) grows longer. When you remember that the yarn has existed for an extremely long time, it becomes easier for you to imagine its becoming a spherical ball of yarn as the duration of the Significant Moment becomes one of long duration. The difference between a typical ball of yarn and the model of the Earth’s center of gravity is the arc of travel. The yarn starts at the center of the ball, and its length builds layers of yarn around the center. The model of the center of gravity over a longer duration moment has the path of travel moving freely within the ball in any vector, traveling towards its center during some moments and along its surface during other moments. The moon is moving overhead, every molecule of water in the ocean is moving and every particle of air shifts. Somewhere an egg is falling off the edge of a table, and coins of money are moving from my hand onto a librarian’s desktop. We are moving.
The rock you recently released is observed by your brain. The human optical system reviews the image presented by the eyes about thirty times a second, so the arc of the gravitational center has been permitted that duration to travel along its path. The shifting of six billion trillion particles in the Earth during that time has created a very complex arc over such a long duration, so the actual travel of the rock has been continuously re-directed by the shifting of these six-whatever particles during the moment. You see the rock’s travel as a straight line because the total set of shifts is neutralized by the shift of a different total set of particles somewhere else in the Earth.
What we humans normally see as the Earth’s center of gravity is actually a region in the Earth’s center where the center of gravity travels in real time. The spool of yarn model is very clear. The longer you survey the center of gravity’s position in real time, the less it looks like an arc and more like a ball of yarn, occupying space. When the duration of the moment reaches the span that we as humans respond to, the region is very well-defined by longer and longer lengths of yarn, with a surface to the ball of yarn that is somewhat uniform. That is why the rock’s descent looks straight.
Here is a note for the mathematically inclined. It can be proven that, for any movement of any particle within the Earth during any Significant Moment, there exists No individual movement of any other particle that duplicates, exactly, the negative effect of the first particle upon the Earth’s center of gravity. There is no such thing as equal and opposite motion canceling each other. The set of movements of particles must be seen as a “sigma total” of all the motions and particle masses at once.
Pretend a line segment connects the example rock and the instantaneous position of the earth’s center of gravity. As the center moves through its arc, the line segment would vary in length and in vector. This model of the connection between the rock and the Earth’s center of gravity is an example I will later use to make a few points. As the center of gravity moves through the region at the Earth’s center, the line segment between the rock and the Earth’s center of gravity continuously exists (premise!), and since the rock is moving and the Earth’s center of gravity is also moving, then from any external reference point in real time, the line segment connecting them is always changing vector and length. If you view the line segment from the rock or from the Earth’s instantaneous center of gravity, the length will also be continuously changing. Thus, from both the perspectives from outside the model and from the model itself, the line segment length and the line’s vector will change within all Significant Moments. Imagine an elastic string that connects the two items. It is always straight, and is always traveling while changing length.
Here is the problem. How real is this center of gravity? We can model it, but that does not make it true. We know that it occurs mathematically, but numbers can lie. It is easy to dismiss the Earth’s center of gravity as a mathematical model, except that the actions of every thing on the Earth state that it exists in reality as well. Scientists have demonstrated the direct link between center of mass and center of gravity for all sizes and shapes of celestial bodies, and we have documented acceleration from gravity toward a center of the Earth from all spots on the planet’s surface. We have orbited the moon and have successfully landed upon and launched from its surface by using calculations of acceleration based on our findings on the Earth and Earth orbit. We have a lot of ‘providence’ to justify a model of the Earth’s center of gravity related to the set of particles included in the Earth. The best is that the rock you drop travels toward the surface, no matter on which portion of the surface it will strike – on North America, Asia, or the South Pole. The difference between imagining a point at the Earth’s exact center and imagining the arc model is the simple acknowledges that its particles are constantly moving and shifting, which creates the arc of travel.
A very good key to understanding the validity a moving center of gravity lies within the atom. Imagine that somewhere in the Earth, there is an atom. Those of you who study field effects on atoms will appreciate this next part. Imagine an atom positioned in the Earth and within very short distance of the path of the center of gravity. For this example, during a very short Significant Moment, the Earth’s center of gravity is on one side of the atom. In a second very short Significant Moment, the Earth’s center of gravity moves alongside the atom, and in a later very short Significant Moment, the Earth’s center of gravity is on the other side of the atom. During the first Significant Moment, the atom is being accelerated by gravity in one directional vector, and during the later Significant Moment, in the opposite direction. If you accept that gravity is (trumpets!) continuous, then there is no way to avoid accepting this model. Polar atoms re-orient and fields generated within the atom shift. Polar bonded molecules will want to rotate one atom around the rest in response to the gravity center’s shift from one side of the particle to the other. For these three related Significant Moments, if the center of gravity is located very close to the molecule, the shift from accelerating in one direction to the opposite direction occurs within a very, very short moment.
If an atom you are studying is on the Earth’s surface, we have already described how boring is its existence. The atoms in the center of the Earth have a much livelier time. They are responding to a center of gravity that is over here, then over there; first very close and then fairly far away. If the continuous gravity premise is accepted, there is no way around this type of movement and activity, which tends to make the Earth’s center much hotter than is the surface by the increased chemical and mechanical activity.
The real interesting part of this concept is not the effect of the Earth’s center of gravity upon the region’s atoms, but the opposite. The Earth’s center is full of atoms, and the center of gravity has no choice but to occasionally travel through some of them. Sir Isaac Newton says some very interesting things about distance and the effects of gravity. Essentially, Newton points out that as two particles grow closer, their net attraction to each other goes up geometrically. As the distance that separates the center of gravity from the nucleus of an atom becomes less than the radius of the atom, the acceleration on the atom’s nucleus is remarkable. The whole of the earth’s mass is levering a single atom from a very short distance to spin around and to follow it. The effect of the mass of the atom’s nucleus on the Earth’s center of gravity is not much. Essentially, the vector on which the Earth’s center of gravity is moving will be deflected only the slightest amount – we are comparing the entire Earth with one atom. The key to understanding is that both Euclid and Newton agree that the center of gravity must, however deflect. This miniature deflection is almost meaningless, until you accept that Earth’s center of gravity is almost continually traveling through atoms, each deflecting it as it passes. Please observe that the amount of times the center of gravity is deflected during any moment is directly related to the density with which the atoms are packed at the Earth’s center: a heavier planet, like Jupiter would present a more compacted mass at its center, so for any moment, the opportunity to traverse atoms is greater.
Since the mass of the nucleus determines how far each atom may deflect the center of gravity’s path, and since there are only a set number of nuclear mass choices for the Earth’s set of atomic elements & isotopes, the result is a collection of deflections of the Earth’s center of gravity during any long-duration Significant Moment with resonance and repetition. Rather than totally random deflections, the Earth’s center of gravity travels a path whose highest frequency vibration is determined by the atomic content of the Earth, and whose second highest set of vibrations is a finite set of harmonics directly related to the quantity of each element’s isotopic atoms in the path of the arc. Rather than total chaos of unspecified deflections and resulting vibration of the Earth’s center of gravity, the center resonates with clarity, repeatability, and most importantly to my discussion, self-sustaining harmonics.
This is big stuff, and this model will extend into examples of other principles later in the presentation. I had the pleasure of listening to a college professor teaching first-year trigonometry as she went through the classic derivation of the Law of Sines. The principles she explained provided a startling clear vision of how significantly the Earth’s gravitational center is influenced as it traverses an atom. The Sine function deals with lengths of line segments, and how these lengths change in relation to each other as a locus (center of gravity) moves across a unit circle (atom). As the derivation approaches its ‘limits’ (trigonometric term: as a function approaches its limits, certain features of the function – in this case, line segment length, very rapidly become very large or very small, and at the limit, these features are either infinitely long or of virtually zero length – imagine the force of gravitational attraction between two bodies at nearly zero distance).
The continuous movement of the Earth’s center of gravity creates a region at the Earth’s core composed of atoms that are always in an increased state of agitation as they try to follow the gravitational center’s movement in a continuously shifting vector that by definition accelerates and rotates the atoms in all directions. Atoms on the Earth’s surface only have to follow the Earth’s center of gravity within a cone whose point is the surface atom, with the cone expanding as it travels down to encompass the region. This defines a difference between the state of motion for the set of atoms residing inside the region of travel for the Earth’s center of gravity, and the remaining atoms of Earth that reside outside this region. Scientists typically use the phrase ‘event horizon’ to describe the boundary between the region where activity is present (usually spherical), and the surrounding regions where it is absent. For the Earth, during Significant Moments with very long duration, its gravitational center’s event horizon is a sphere, located at the center of the Earth. The gravitational event horizon of the Earth contains the center of gravity for all moments within the study. A fun model of the gravitational event horizon of the Earth is to relate it to the Sun for a Significant Moment of one year. Since the Earth orbits the Sun, in the span of one year, the event horizon becomes a circular (actually, elliptical) torroid (donut), encircling the Sun and with the diameter equal to Earth’s orbit. This concept has recently provided humans with a dramatic astronomical discovery, which I will describe in Part VI: Gravity – Advanced.
One of the most interesting sets of evidence demonstrating the presence of this region is earthquakes, or more specifically, our ability to measure them. Instruments charting vibration (called, seismographs) are located around the world, on or near its surface. Scientist soon discovered they could detect not only local vibrations of the Earth’s crust, but as their instruments improved, earthquakes around the world could be studied as seismic, low-frequency waves traveled through the Earth, directly to the distance instruments.
Sometime later, scientists discovered that the center of the Earth contained a region that did not permit these seismic waves to pass through: for every earthquake, there was a shadow disk on the opposite side of the world that could not detect the vibrations. Many scientists used this evidence to support their contention that the core of the Earth was a solid ball. Diameter variation of the shadow’s disc related to frequency and other data has since indicated the center of the Earth is not solid, and now you know that hyper-excited atoms exist within Earth’s Gravitational Event Horizon which would keep anything from remaining solid. The activity of these atoms damps the transmission of mechanical (seismic) waves, blocking them from moving across. No low-frequency mechanical forces can traverse this maelstrom of activity as an intact wave, so they are not detectable. What makes this interesting is that the region surrounding the event horizon also is too excited to permit these low frequency waves passage, and this ‘corona effect’ matches its diameter to the frequency of the waves: lower frequency waves are blotted over a larger diameter than are higher frequency waves.
Future seismic studies will help define the Earth’s gravitational event horizon at varying frequencies. Since the diameter of the effects of hyperactive atomic motion is set by the frequencies in the study (the duration of the Significant Moment), earthquake scientists will be able to calculate the size and the harmonics of the Earth’s gravitational event horizon long before we can study it directly. We will find that, at different frequencies, the center of gravity’s event horizon will appear a different size. The shorter the Significant Moment, the smaller will the horizon appear. Consider the presented model and begin shortening the Significant Moment’s duration. What appears for long duration Significant Moments to be a sphere with an event horizon, loses the integrity of the round surface, as the ‘yarn’ (arc) becomes shorter. As Significant Moment duration becomes very short, the center of gravity appears only as an arc in three-dimensional space. Frequency is directly related to Significant Moment. For electromagnetic signals with higher frequencies, the Significant Moment is shorter, and for this example, there is a shorter arc available to interfere with its transmission. For extremely short Significant Moments (extremely high frequency signals) the length of the Earth’s center of gravity is only a small length of string, and unable to affect the signal.
So, we have a rather static Earth in general, a more active region at its center, and all of our gravitational forces rattling around within the spherical event horizon at its center. This system is not closed. There are outside forces that impact the Earth… can you think of a big one? How about the Sun?
Is there any reason to expect that the same issues that create a region at the Earth’s center are also not present in our Sun? No. Well, maybe. It has a solar gravitational event horizon. For every Significant Moment, the momentary location of the Sun’s center of gravity defines an arc (well, not really), and as the duration of the moment grows from a very short moment to a long moment, the simple arc grows to define the spherical boundary at the Sun’s center (well, it does form a sphere, but not like Earth’s nor any of the planets). This is the solar gravitational event horizon. As with the Earth, the Sun is made up of particles, and every particle is in motion for all Significant Moments. But there are some huge differences.
The most obvious difference is that the Earth has a center of nuclear fusion activity, but it is almost meaningless until we begin discussing interstellar propulsion systems – not during the Significant Moment year 2005. There is an event horizon for fusion activity inside the Sun, and it is very significant to us. The Sun is bigger and has more particles than does the Earth, so the path of its center of gravity must, by definition, move faster as well to keep up with the movement of all of its particles.
Less obvious is that the center of gravity for the solar system must, by definition, reside for every Significant Moment, within the Sun. Note that the solar system’s center of gravity will not be the same as the Sun’s for any Significant Moment. The movement of the solar system will track that of the Sun, trying to keep up with it. The Earth must do this as well. This means, not only does the Earth’s center of gravity need to navigate the atoms at the Earth’s center, it must also respond to movement of the Sun’s gravitation center as it rattles around inside its own event horizon.
Unlike the Earth, the Sun is mostly made of non-atomic material. Since the center of the Sun is too active to permit atoms to exist, this region is populated with some other form of ‘particles’, jammed together by the Sun’s ‘gravity well’ into a region too bizarre to maintain atomic definition. The Sun’s center of gravity – like the Earth’s, is a region, and the calculations show that the radical shifting of the instantaneous center of gravity and the accelerations placed on atoms near the path of travel for a mass as big as the Sun, shreds any object even looking like an atom. This region looks more like it is full of antimatter than of atoms. The solar external surface is mostly made up of plasma, and the physical expression of plasma is the principle activity of the surface.
The difference between the Sun and the Earth is that the Sun maintains plasma within its surface for all Significant Moments. The Sun has enough mass and gravitational potential to contain a continuous containment, which provides us with sunlight. What I wish to do now is to extend the model of gravity to help explain what is going on in the Sun.
Imagine there is a set of atoms that are part of the Sun which, during a Significant Moment, is in the process of individually expressing energy from fusion. I have described this activity to occur not at its center, but farther out from the center, in part of the surface. The set of atoms in fusion defines a center of activity. What you need to see is that, at the physical position where you would expect the center of thermonuclear activity to be for the Sun – at its geographical center, no atoms are present: it is not possible for thermonuclear activity to occur because no matter exists there. Again, our imaginations are skewed by classic models. I will later explain why the center of fusion cannot be a point at the Sun’s geographical center because that location does not exist in real time. For all Significant Moments, this position is filled with antimatter, and time does not exist there – we cannot define time there. It is full of subatomic lending library cards in imaginary time. As far as the physical solar system is able to determine, there is nothing there.
The center of fusion activity must occur in real space and time, so it must occur within the surface of the Sun, not at its core. That means, it is very difficult to imagine the center of fusion as a point, because any point in the region of the surface is not close to the geographical center of the fusion activity. The short explanation states that we are looking at the fusion activity of the Sun in real time, within any duration Significant Moment, no matter how short or long duration. The model of an arc for the center is replaced by the model of a shell, an extremely thin region of space that is located within the surface’s region for all moments. This shell replaces the point. Though a point or an arc in space has no volume, and this shell has thickness directly related to the duration of the Significant Moment.
This shell is the Time Space Energy Continuum’s answer to “What do I do if my center of fusion exists within a region of space too disruptive for the activities of fusion?” The center of fusion, which is a mass-and energy conversion activity, occurs in real time and space, so it cannot be in a region where no fusion is able to occur. The location of the center of fusion inside the Sun’s core of antimatter is meaningless, so the center is translated to real space, where it can be understood by the physical universe.
The center of fusion is pushed out from the center of the Sun to the boundary – or event horizon of antimatter, which is a sphere. There, it becomes a ‘balloon’. The manifestation of the center of fusion becomes a balloon that spends its entire time within the surface of the Sun. The balloon is pressurized to prevent collapse by the contrast of matter in the Sun’s surface and the antimatter at its core. Beneath the surface of the balloon, there is a constant attempt of the antimatter to explode and above the balloon is the gravity load of the matter that makes up the Sun’s surface. Over our Sun’s life, this balance has equalized to produce a balloon whose position and size is most stable.
Can you remember ever inflating a toy balloon until it is very taut, then snapping the surface with your finger? The balloon ‘rings’, and these vibrations emanate from the outer surface to your ear. Is it clear to you that this sound comes from the surface, and not from the balloon’s center? See that the sound vibrations travel in the air as a spherical wavefront, traveling in all directions as a contiguous and expanding bubble. This is how the radiation from the Sun’s fusion even horizon balloon reaches the Solar System.
The balloon is continuously enclosing the antimatter, and since there is a staggering amount of mass and antimatter in the Sun, and since for all Significant Moment every particle is in motion, then the balloon is also in motion for all Significant Moments. Like Earth’s center of gravity, this balloon’s surface area travels through atoms as it moves and is deflected by each atom’s nucleus. The difference between the example of the Earth and of the Sun, is that for the Sun, this balloon is contacting very, very many atoms at once. Over the life of the Sun, this constant deflection has acquired very stable harmonics we detect as electromagnetic emission. The entire Sun is agitating a balloon’s surface which pulses, radiating out harmonic vibrations along the entire electromagnetic spectrum – light, x-rays, cosmic rays, beta rays, and infrared. The cool part about this is that these vibration harmonics are directly related to the atoms found in the Sun’s surface through which the balloon must travel. The Sun’s second tier of harmonics is directly related to the ratio of the Sun’s content of elements. Each star we observe has a unique composition of different elements, in different ratios, so, as we observe every star, we can identify its contents by the spectral analysis of its emissions. Each star’s balloon has a different set of atoms to transverse, so it broadcasts a different set of harmonics, in unique ratios.
The area in center of the Sun is too active to permit the presence of matter, so it would be vacant if the antimatter decided to leave. The activity level and its related absence of real time prevents the transmission of the electromagnetic harmonics inside the balloon. The antimatter contained by the balloon removes this interior space from our physical universe. This will be stated better in the next section. If you simply accept that the ‘center’ of fusion must occur where the fusion is happening and in real space, then the justification for the balloon model is easier.
What about the Sun’s gravity? Does it also require the balloon model, or does the concept of universal, continuous gravity include regions of antimatter? I answer that a little later too. Consider the difference in magnitude between the Sun’s mass and the Earth’s. For every very short Significant Moment, the motion of the Sun’s center of gravity is a much longer (thicker) balloon/arc than is the length of arc occupied by the Earth’s center of gravity. Since the Sun is the local reference for gravity in the solar system, then for all issues relating to the Earth – including the moon, and all systems external to the Earth, for all Significant Moments the reference point of the Sun’s center of gravity will have moved. Einstein tried to drill into our heads the importance of relativity, and the above states that the rest of the solar system is shaking so fast in comparison to the Earth, that for any Significant Moment, the Solar system has moved in comparison to the Earth. Thus, for any position on the Earth’s surface, a falling rock’s path is governed by its own center of gravity (moving) and the Earth’s center of gravity (moving). These are both modified by the attempt of the Earth’s center of gravity to respond to continuous relocation of the Sun’s center of gravity. The rock is also trying to respond to the Sun, but the Earth’s gravity is more dominant.
For Significant Moments that are very, very short, it can be shown that the ability of matter to react to the constant relocation of the Sun’s center of gravity, and also the relocation of the Earth’s center of gravity result in a relationship between a particle and its attempt to respond to these two continuous vectors of acceleration for the particle, that exceeds the speed of light. A practical limit exists below the speed of light that keeps the matter from rotating or moving in response to the movements of the centers of gravity. Light speed as a limit is stated by Einstein. If the matter were traveling faster than light, then it would cease to be matter (later, in The Big Bang, I talk about how all matter in the universe eventually travels much faster than the speed of light). The harmonics created by this conflict of where the particles want to be and how light speed and acceleration limits motion, permit the matter to respond to the gravitational movements and still remain matter. These harmonics we call ‘String Theory”. The study is limited by the scientist’s ability to mechanically view and mathematically model smaller and smaller Significant Moments.
So, returning to the rock being dropped onto the Earth’s surface, during any Significant Moment, the movement of air particles swirling around the rock & each air particle’s distance from the rock, the rock’s momentary distance from the Earth’s center of gravity, the harmonics of the solar balloon, the gravitational pull of the moon and the planets, plus the gravitational influence of every particle in the universe, all combine to alter and redirect the relative acceleration and path of travel for the rock as it drops. For the Earth, its center of gravity is in constant movement responding to its particles, is resonating as it passes through atoms in its path, and is responding to the constantly changing position and distance to the Sun’s center of gravity (not to mention the planets & a universe full of particles), and to the Sun’s gravitational center’s harmonics. It’s a jungle out there, and to define the actions of the rock, the duration of Significant Moment required for light to travel across a single atom is too long to provide much meaning.
We just say the rock fell.
Pretend you have just created something spectacular. How will you use it? Will your discovery and hard work contribute to the welfare of the world, or help to destroy it? How will you know what is a good and responsible path for it, and how will you know what choices are wrong?
Historically, it is clear that any large and valuable discovery will be pursued by both those who wish to do good and those who wish to do evil in the world. How will you know the difference when these persons come to you? Are you so arrogant to think you would be able to easily tell just by appearances? I suggest you cannot choose properly without significant research. You will have to choose.
The question I present is, “Can you afford to make the incorrect choice when the time comes?” My perception is that the most valuable discovery you will make, the most precious creation of your life, will be yourself. Thus, this decision determines how you will see yourself as an old person – wise and content, or bitter from the loss and wasting of your efforts. The sadness is that young persons can brush away their defeats and failures with the promise of future success, while old folks cannot be so easily see any future tasks that can redeem their past mistakes.
We all have accomplishments we can be proud of and others we do not view so happily. We can all remember having listened at times to the wrong voice, so the goal of life is to work toward listening to the best sources of advice and direction we can find.
Study God. Read the works and discuss the passages. Listen often and long to numerous wise persons of your faith, and listen to those of other faiths as well. Honor God by seeing God through the eyes of persons who have been here before. It is your best chance at making the right choice when your fate is in the balance.
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