The Timelessness of a photon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ELA3ReWQJY
An observer's laws of physics are time based. "When you're traveling at the speed of light, time does not exist" - Neil deGrasse Tyson. So a photon's laws of physics can not include time because it does not exist.
How does the Photon exist in "space-TIME", if Time doesn't exist for the Photon? The Photon would not exist in "space time", it would exist only in "space". The physics of "space time", which is where we are, would not apply to "space without time", where the Photon is.
- The rules of physics are the same for all observers in uniform motion relative to each other.
- The Photon is never in uniform motion relative to any or all observer.
- A Photon in an observer's frame is not the same as a Photon in a Photon's frame.
- The Photon must have "a frame" (although it is not compatible with our own), because the Photon occupies coordinates in space as a particle.
- The Photon's frame would not define Time.
- The Photon does not exist in any observer's frame, because the Photon is never in uniform motion relative to any observer, but the Photon does exist.
- If the Photon does not exist in any observer's frame, then the Photon must have a frame of its own that it does its existing in.
- The laws of physics for all Observers includes a definition for time.
- The Photon's frame has no time coordinates, so time coordinates from any observer's frame can not be meaningfully associated with the Photon or the Photon's frame.
Time is relative to all "observers" but light is not an observer. Time can't be meaningfully applied to light because time doesn't exist to light. Time is not relative between an observer and light because they are not both "observers".
If one physicist says that a particle is instantaneous And another physicist says the same particle takes 8 minutes to travel from the Sun to the Earth That's a contradiction 8 Minutes > Instant
All physical laws should remain unchanged under a Lorentz transformation. An observer's physical laws include time laws. A Photon's physical laws do not include time laws. All physical laws can't remain unchanged when transforming an observer's physical laws into a photons physical laws. This would cause the application of time laws to the photon, but time laws and photons are incongruent.
Assume that "space time" is a prison. In the prison there are guards and inmates. Everyone in the prison follows rules, but the guards follow one list of rules and the inmates follow a different list of rules. Some of the rules for the inmates and the guards are the same, some of the rules for the inmates and the guards are not the same. Among the inmates, all inmates must follow all of the inmate rules, no inmate receives special treatment. Also among the guards, all guards must follow all of the guard rules, no guard receives special treatment. The two lists are written in different languages. All of the inmates speak different languages, but one inmate speaks the language that the inmate rules are written in, and all of the languages that the inmates speak. All of the guards only speak the language that the guard rules are written in.
It's possible for the one inmate who can read the inmate rules, to translate those rules into all of the languages that the inmates speak. And because all of the inmates follow exactly the same set of rules, the number of rules would be the same in each of the inmate languages. It's also possible for the inmate to translate the list of guard rules entirely into the language of the inmates, and the list of inmate rules into the language of the guards.
This doesn't matter though, because the inmates and the guards still follow different rules. Writing the rules of the guard in the language of the inmate does not allow the inmate to follow the rules of the guard, and writing the rules of the inmate in the language of the guard does not subject the guard to the rules of the inmate.
The laws of physics for any observer include laws that define the behavior of time. The entire system of physics for all observers then, is inherently based on the existence of time, and time is one of the defining features of the "existence" or "reality" that all observers occupy. It is the presence of time that allows an observer's laws of physics to establish a frame of reference. Because all observers follow exactly the same list of rules, like all inmates, all of the rules of "observer physics" can be translated (by the one inmate, "man") from one observer to the next, even though all observers speak a different language, or have differing personal frames of reference.
However, the laws of physics for "light" or "the speed of light", do not recognize the existence of time. The entire system of physics for "light", is inherently without time, and this lack of time is one of the defining features of the "existence" or "reality" of "light" or, "anything 'traveling' at the 'speed' of light". It is the lack of "time", and therefore the lack of a definition between "at rest" and "moving", which is THE REASON why a photon can't be assigned a frame of reference when trying to translate the photon's physics to the observer's physics.
It only APPEARS that photons exist by the same laws of physics as an observer because some of the laws cross over from one reality to the next. It appears that the physics of photons and the physics of observers are the same because the existence of time in our reality prevents you from observing the photon in it's "natural habitat" to see how we different we really are.