Time Contortions in Modern Physics
As a basis for the study of the ontology of ?time', we analyze three suspect phenomena introduced by modern physics: non-locality, asymmetric aging, and advanced interaction. It is shown that all three arise in connection with what have to be taken as arbitrary idiosyncrasies in formulation. It is shown that minor changes result in internally consistent variations of both Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity devoid of these phenomena. The reinterpretation of some experiments thought to confirm the existence of non-locality and asymmetric aging is briefly considered, and a possible test is proposed.