Anyone reading the book Unity will encounter my views regarding the use of static linear terms attempting to evaluate a dynamic universe.Not something you want to try while balancing a full cup of coffee.
For some unknown reason the non-absolute nature of our linear terms seems to escape the attention of most people where they think they can apply terms such as seconds and meters in attempting to determine the age and size of universe.Of course such terms are very handy and seemingly adequate for the purposes of trade and commerce, but to apply these same terms in attempting to discern the age and or size of universe is an impossible task.
How so? Because no two seconds are of the same absolute duration nor are any two meters of the same absolute length, which means that each and every second is of a slightly different duration and every meter is of a slightly different length.On top of this we are confronted with a dynamic universe which is continuously expanding at an accelerative rate of expansion.
Oh boy, don’t we have fun. And many honestly believe the speed of light remains constant for periods measured in millions and billions of years, whereby it might be possible to determine the age and size of universe based on the constancy of light speed.
Here we come to another basic problem, as it is also assumed that light is in fact in linear motion much like a train or bus. Therefore light speed is determined on the basis of the duration of time it takes light to travel one meter, which is 1/299,792,458ths of a second.
But this particular speed of light is a fixed measure due to the uncertainty regarding the exact speed of light. It would seem that the speed of light was not very cooperative in assuring all concerned that the speed was in fact constant, as it kept changing.
To put an end to any confusion or misunderstanding it was agreed that the exact speed of light would be fixed at exactly 299,792,458 meters per second regardless of any further considerations.
It is also believed by most that time remains constant regardless of your position in space whereby it might be possible for the speed of light to be constant across the breadth and depth of universe.
How this should be possible in respect to a dynamic condition of universe is difficult to fathom, but that is the position taken by most scientists.So what we end up with is a tidy figure representing the age and the size of universe but having no corresponding relationship to the actual age or size of the universe, which begs one to ask why this should be tolerated. After all it is science isn’t it? Or is it?
If no two seconds are of the same absolute duration and no two meters are of the same absolute length and the size of universe keeps changing along with the value of time how should it be possible to determine the age and size of universe on the basis of seconds and meters?It’s simply not possible.The idea of the universe being so many years old and having a radius of so many light years is in fact a bogus concept devoid of any scientific value or merit.