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Distant objects appear to be very small, requiring a telescope as a means of observation, while objects at hand are at the same time very small, requiring a particle accelerator as a means of observation. You may get the impression that you are an observer at the midpoint of a MOSS. Next, consider balloon-shaped light wave fronts (or time wave fronts, if you will) expanding outwards through space while simultaneously, similar wave fronts are continuously contracting inwards.
Inward and outward bound wave fronts may seem to be traversing a universal MOSS, yet when they arrive at their “destinations” (wave fronts at extreme endpoints of a size spectrum), observers on the wave fronts find themselves at all points and times, requiring a telescope and accelerator as means of observation. There seems to be no end point, just mid-points! This trivial thought experiment suggests a universal MOSS to be circular and continuous, much as with a magnetic field. Indeed, a universal size spectrum may just be a field, allowing for the use of field equations and other manipulations.
But what is the point of all this?
Perhaps Time is the process of motion along the world lines of the MOSS, expanding outwards and contracting inwards as if upon balloon-shaped waves, therefore rendering itself observable by the very same closed-field equations?
The book “Gravitation”, Misner, Thorne, Wheeler.
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Berman, B. (2009). Time, and the “magnitude of size” spectrum (MOSS). PHILICA.COM Observation number 53.