It's Time to Stop Talking About 'Time'

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Abstract

It’s been more than a century since Einstein’s special theory of relativity showed that Newton’s concept of time is incorrect, but society and science continue to use predominantly Newtonian language and thought. The words normally used to describe time don’t distinguish when time is a dimension, used for locating objects and events in spacetime, and when it’s a property of objects that can age at different rates. It is proposed to bring relativity’s terminology of coordinate time and proper time into everyday language, and thereby distinguish between ‘cotime’ (a dimensional property) and ‘protime’ (a property of objects related to energy). The differences between cotime and protime are significant and cotime might be a spatial dimension with units of length.

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Simon Brissenden (2019). It's Time to Stop Talking About 'Time'. Researchers.One, https://researchers.one/articles/it-s-time-to-stop-talking-about-time/5f52699c36a3e45f17ae7db4/v1.

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