Re: SPACE: New propulsion technologies

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 10:01:06 -0400

Ron Kean wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Aug 1999 23:27:37 -0400 "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> writes:
> > Anti-matter is simply matter with a reverse time dimension. Every
> > particle has an anti-particle that behaves in reverse the same way
> > the
> > particle does forward in time. A proton and anti-proton collide and
> > they
> > eliminate each other, releasing the entire energy of both their
> > masses.
> >
> > Mike Lorrey
> >
> When you say that 'Every particle has an anti-particle...', do you mean
> that there are equal amounts of matter and anti-matter?
> Ron Kean

No and yes. When the universe was formed, there was likely a near perfect or perfect ratio of matter and anti matter. Most of both reacted with each other in that first instant and turned into energy. The matter that was not immediately in contact with antimatter moved forward in time enough such that it did not react at all and inflated to became our universe. The anti matter that was not immediately in contact with matter moved backward in time enough that it also became a universe, but of anti matter, and is moving backward in time from our point of view. In our matter universe there is likely little anti-matter, only that which is created by high energy cosmological events, and only exists for a relatively short period of time. However, every particle type found in the catalog of subatomic physics has an equal anti-particle type that is the same in ever way to its counterpart except that its time dimension is a negative rather than a positive. There are some particles that SEEM to have different characteristics than their anti-particle counterparts, but this is typically reconciled by the negative time component.