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With the twins paradox (it isn't actually a paradox, ...
A paradox is a statement that apparently contradicts itself and yet might be true (or wrong at the same time).
Quote from: David CooperWith the twins paradox (it isn't actually a paradox, ...I'd be careful when you say things like this since the twin paradox is an honest to goodness paradox, i.e. a "paradox" in the strictest sense of the term. Perhaps a refresher on what the term paradox would help clarify this point. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ParadoxQuoteA paradox is a statement that apparently contradicts itself and yet might be true (or wrong at the same time).So a paradox may indeed be true. In this case the paradox is a set of twins, obviously two people born on the same day, one of which sets off on a journey and comes back and is younger than the one who stayed home. This on the face of it seems contradictory. That's why it's called a paradox. But as we all know, it's exactly what we expect to happen should it be attempted.
Time slows down in outer space. -The key word here is "outer."
David, you may not be willing to accept the hypothesis about an occult aether technology affecting the near-earth time rate. -Perhaps, as a quantum/relativity adherent, you would be willing to entertain at least some of my aether model as correlating with the consensus concept of "Dark Energy?"
You're restating the same argument we went over before, and this time, you are phrasing it in a way that sounds like the data "disproves" my theory of aether/time.
Again, our existing data shows that time passes slower in "near space," as in a clock in a moving airplane, ...
...and time passes faster in what I say is "middle space," where a moving GPS satellite travels.
-As I've covered already, I claim that "true outer" space would be where the earth's magnetic field would not exert its influence on the clocks in a moving vehicle, and that although no experiments have been done with clocks that far out as yet, time would run slower there, due to the absence of the magnetic field.
A naive understanding of something which fails to match up with reality does not result in a paradox.
Veridical Paradox: A veridical paradox produces a result that appears absurd but is demonstrated to be true nevertheless.
Quote from: David CooperA naive understanding of something which fails to match up with reality does not result in a paradox.You're missing the point. Didn't you read the Wiki article that I posted? I posted it for a good reason. The current case is an example of what's called a veridical paradox[/b] defined as followsQuoteVeridical Paradox: A veridical paradox produces a result that appears absurd but is demonstrated to be true nevertheless. This is precisely what the twin paradox scenario is and that's why its called the Twin Paradox.