The false notion of an empty time and space, containing self-contained, fundamental particles, prevents sane thinking about science, culture, and economics.
Variations in atomic decay rates provide a certain empirical grounding in rejecting the possibility of "empty" space-time. All processes take place in a context, which is implicitly a universal one. This goes for atomic nuclei, economic decisions, and individual lives.
Note: Although a cesium atomic clock was included in a list of possible time-keeping devices, it does not operate based on atomic decay. Consider it as another example of a clock.
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