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I first became aware of Lynne McTaggart and her book about The Field in the middle of last month, June 2015. That was only a few weeks ago. In the meantime I've bought and read a copy of that book. She identifies "The Field" with the zero point field, which is a playground for quantum effects. I do feel a bit stupid to have missed all the ideas presented by her on behalf of the scientists and philosophers she interviewed in the course of writing that book.

However, Lynne McTaggart's zero point field appear to have additional qualities that I so far have not been able to verify in my version of the universe. The somewhat tamer version of a field I am describing simply consists of the fabric of the universe in a uniform state of oscillating motion. It provides a physical playground which permeates everything in the universe. A perfect scene where to investigate the possibilities of interacting with The Field as described by Lynne McTaggart.

"My field" advertise its presence in the form of a "zero point field", just like "The Field" is supposed to do and we may safely guess that we are talking about the same field. My only objective on these pages is to show how it works by explaining the mechanism that keeps everything going.

The mechanism of Time... 


Posted July 2015.
According to my findings the very same mechanism is responsible for almost everything we have encountered so far, be it matter, motion, inertia, gravitation, quantum effects, time and...You name it!
What then is the actual mechanism?
Elasticity! Oscillations of the good old fabric of the universe! Simple as that!
So simple in fact that "Good vibrations" and "Endless vibrations" has been a leading theme in songs, novels...and movies... In other words: Not a new idea!...Except nobody found any mechanism that would allow those oscillations to simultaneously support all the physical phenomenon of the world we live in. That is.. until I happened to stumble over it while trying to understand how time works. Pondering over what consequence my discovery might have for the Standard Model I arrived at the scenario I am presently exposing and explaining on this site.

An elastic Fabric of the universe.

Before the times of Max Planck and Albert Einstein a lot of effort went into the search of equations to describe an Aether that would allow the earth to travel unhindered in its path around the sun. Because this was before anyone knew about quantum effects or about the Big Bang, the mathematicians and scientists working on the problem had no reason to take the effects of an eventual blow or a stroke to the Aether-body into account, or to try and figure out what effect this or some similar incident would have on the Aether model they were working on.
Had they known I am sure they, rather then I, would have presented this oscillating model of our universe and, well in advance of the findings of Planck and Einstein, they would also have been able to predict the appearance of quantum effects.
As things stand you're stuck with me and my rather amateurish explanations.
I cannot say much about the fabric of the universe other then that it is elastic and has similar properties as those of a very elastic solid. I have no clue at all about its components (if any...). To my best estimate it actually seem to be truly isotropic. The mathematics describing its properties is known as continuum mechanics. That level of mathematics is well beyond my horizon, so you will not have any equations from me. There are links on other pages to proper sources, but mathematically oriented readers are welcome to apply their own skill and present their findings on the comments page.
The same apply of cause to anyone who want to share their comments.

In the aftermath of the Big Bang.
Whatever happened at the big bang event it left the fabric of the universe in a state of volume-vise oscillations between a small and a somewhat larger volume. These oscillations are very rapid due to the combination of elasticity and stiffness of the isotropic fabric. This combination may also have the effect of synchronizing the oscillations over large distances.
The oscillating fabric has a different name. We call it space. Another name is vacuum. Yet another one is "The Field". Not too long ago it was presumably detected. It was then heralded by a long sought after particle. The Higgs particle. So now it has a new name: "The Higgs Field"...(...Not quite a joke. See below about the mechanism of inertia.)
The oscillations, which are ongoing at every point in space is the cause of the zero point energy and so also the cause of the quantum effects.
If the pure mind of living beings may in any way manipulate this oscillating field as is suggested by The "new age" Field enthusiasts remains to be seen. I do however want to point out that according to my findings there must indeed exist a physical field of sorts to investigate just as Lynne McTaggart and other field enthusiasts insist.

Time and matter.
Time is what I originally set out to understand. I did not ask for the rest. Instead all of that came about as a byproduct of understanding how time works and what it actually is.
That time is a very important ingredient to the everyday life must be obvious to everyone. Our civilization would simply fall to pieces if time was not there to order all events, so stating that time does not exist is quite stupid since anyone can see that it is wrong simply by moving, because you can't have motion without time.
However, on second thought one realizes that this may not be quite true. It could well be the other way around: You can't have time without motion.
So how does time manifest itself? By the time-span of the present moment!
According to my ideas this time-span, actually the only duration of "time" that exist, is also the shortest time-span imaginable, identical to what is known as Planck-Time. Only 5.4 x 10ˉ⁴⁴ s....no way we can measure that!
However, not only short it actually spans a complete cycle of oscillation of the three dimensions of our entire universe. More a space-thing then a time-thing if you ask me. That insight is the reason behind my somewhat careless remarks in other essays about non-existing time, because if "time" is nothing else but a 5.4 x 10ˉ⁴⁴ s long (short?) elastic motion of the fabric of our universe that carries you along then it does not let you get very far... 
Still.. short as it is, it is a duration.
So what can happen during that short time? Answer is that while oscillating between a small size and a larger size as suggested above, it will also carry along any localized oscillations in the fabric. They will resonate with and eventually be driven and sustained by the coordinated background oscillations of the fabric of the universe.
The localized oscillations I refer to are of cause the constituents of matter. Quarks,  electrons, etc. etc. All waves of different sorts. The fermion waves being a version of longitudinal sound-waves in the three dimensions of the fabric of the universe and the bosons being transverse waves in the same background fabric.
The problem that prompted the Aether model physicists to search for equations as above does not exist if the sole constituents of matter is ongoing local oscillations in the background fabric. Instead of slowing the advance of an earth made of particles, this "Oscillating Aether" version of our universe will participate in, and promote the motion of any and all localized oscillations, such as the wave-part of the present paradigm about the duality of particles.
What then motivates the particle aspect? The fermions can collide, whereas the type of waves we are more used to, the bosons, just pass through each other. So why does not the longitudinal waves of the fermions do the same? This has to do with the very brief duration of the background oscillations which will serve to "chop up" the available volume into small three-dimensional oscillating cells, each having capacity to contain only one localized oscillation. When two cells, each populated with one of these sound-wave type oscillations, approach each other, the expanding half of the complete cycle of oscillation will push them apart upon which the shrinking half of the same cycle will localize and keep them apart.
Regarding bosons, the "chopped up" oscillating background will also "chop off" the part of their transverse wavefront sticking out on the sides, in effect creating a single small transverse wave in each cell. We know them as photons...

Motion, inertia and gravitation.
To understand the details of motion, pondering over some observations regarding acceleration and gravitation is a good place to start.
Everyone know that there are certain forces associated with acceleration which are caused by something called inertia that normally, but not in the case of free fall in a gravitation field, oppose acceleration.
The problem with gravitation is how to explain this, and why suddenly inertia is back if you go beyond the free fall acceleration limits.
Explaining inertia is what the Higgs-mechanism was invented to do, and from my point of view it is relatively close to what seem to be the actual mechanism, but does not reach all the way.
The correct cause of inertia is the already described oscillations.
They maintain the speed of anything moving. Once every moment, when the cycle of oscillation moves into the shrinking half, the moving body is stopped, only to be accelerated up to speed again when the expanding half of the cycle arrive. This stop and go motion due to the oscillations that take place 1 / (5.4 x 10ˉ⁴⁴) times each second brakes the body of matter to a standstill and then immediately accelerate it back up to the original speed. Any deviation from this by external force will be met by "inertia", but otherwise the body of matter will just keep on moving in the original direction and at the original speed. The truly staggering number of moments each second is what has been and still is hiding this state of affairs from direct observation.
So, if the same mechanism operate for matter in deep space as in a gravitation field, then why does not inertial forces accompany the acceleration due to gravitation? The answer is less exotic then you might think. The reason is that during each oscillation the fabric is also stretched towards the center of the gravitation field where all the different oscillating constituents of matter each pull home a little bit more fabric then does empty space. Let's name this "gravitation stretch". This minute stretch each and every moment is the single cause of gravitation and is providing an inertia-free "slide" for trespassers towards the body of matter at the center.

Acceleration and time-dilation.
Whereas the bosons sort of "wrinkle" the fabric it transverse, the fermion oscillations instead push back on the surrounding sphere of fabric each oscillation. This is due to the longitudinal motion of the fabric caused by resonance with the background volume oscillations. This resonance is what keeps everything going, including variations to the local fermion oscillations caused by acceleration.
In order for the fermion to move the local oscillation will need to have a component of stretch in the direction of travel. Let us call that the "acceleration stretch" to make it distinct from the general spherical stretch caused by the background oscillations.
Local acceleration stretch is caused either by collisions with other fermions which provide directed pushes that are then shared between the interacting fermions or else it is induced by resonance with the gravitation stretch in a gravitation field that the fermion happen to pass by...(the slide).
The local acceleration stretch may rate between zero and maximum where zero stretch would result in a state of motion rather impossible to detect: No motion at all.
The maximum acceleration stretch on the other hand is motion almost at the speed of light, where the fermion is trying to chase down photons...
If my earlier statement that "You can't have motion without time" were to be exchanged for "You can't have time without motion" as I suggested, then time-dilation stops being a mystery because motion against a large acceleration stretch would be more difficult then motion against less such stretch and would then require a greater number of moments to complete any interaction, making it appear that time has slowed down.

Note: I am not sure this page is quite done, so I might update it later on.
         Have a nice summer!
         BN








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