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Re: Absolute Time

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Posted by Wayne/">Wayne on December 22, 1999 03:28:45 UTC

ZC: Yes they read a difference when pushed around asymmetrically. What people "feel" is irrelevant. When the experiment is actually done the results exactly match the theory of relativity.

Wayne: Let's take a look at this idea of what people "feel" is irrelevant for a moment. Let's use two atomic clocks to run the following two tests. First we place the two clocks side by side on Earth's horizan at dawn and it is exactly 6 AM we then follow the progress of the two clocks until the sun is directly overhead six hours later, and sure enough they both read 12 Noon. Now we leave one clock on the horizan at 6 AM and send the other on a six hour supersonic flight, being sure to return it to its location next to the fixed clock as the sun reaches its overhead 12 Noon location. Now check the clocks to see if they both read 12 Noon. If one of them does not I "feel" that clock is wrong. But that's just my foolish Newtonian opinion.

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