We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Could they be overthinking it? Time flowing backward would just repeat what has already been done. Time flowing forward is recording the doing of something that hasn't been done before. In the limit, time flowing backward would undo all that has ever been done. If time flows backward, it would never have started in the first place. One cannot redo what has never been done.
Time is not a thing. Time is a comparison/recognition of the change in one object to the routine changes in other objects -- Sun, Moon, Earth, and Stars. Change is real. A comparison is a Mental exercise.
Time is part of Einstein's relativity -- Change in objects is relative to the Observer and to other objects. Time is the change that an observer notices. It is a mental construct.
Jan Peter Blickenstaff
Time is a dimension.
Time is like a river.
Times and tide wait for no man.
Then... time is up.
Time is precious. We all waste time even though it is life itself.
Why do lies get to be published as facts, like "The Big Bang" and ignorant people just accept it and allow them to spread? Our society began it's decay decades ago because cowardly parents allowed the atheist Satanists to begin teaching against the truth; that God created the heavens and the earth; and they wonder why everything is going wrong in the world. When you reject God, He gives you over to a reprobate mind (insanity).
You know, I had exactly the same reaction as you when I saw the phrase, "Big Bang" in the header. Have the latest images from the Webb telescope not yet penetrated into mainstream cosmology? Or is it just another example of denialism, in which soi-dissant "scientists" refuse to cashier their cherished (but clearly WRONG) theories despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary?
Steve (retired/recovering lawyer)
In all fairness to this discussion the Webb telescope has created mor questions than it has answered.