posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 09:12 AM
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
There was a pleasant surprise in it for me, which is that I now have something I can show people to explain the "twin paradox", which isn't really
a paradox, but a lot of people seem to think it is and some people seem to even doubt the internal consistency of relativity because of it.
You even see bogus headlines like this:
Einstein's Twin Paradox Finally Solved
No it wasn't "finally solved", it was never really a paradox to begin with, it was just a lack of understanding of relativity by some people.
The only problem is they slightly muddled the equivalence principle of gravitation and acceleration when they say Adam feels a gravitational field
when he accelerates. I think this could have been clearer that there's not really a gravitational field, but it only seems like it to Adam, but aside
from that it was pretty good.
I'll probably still refer people to it when they have questions about the twin paradox not because it's perfect but because I don't have anything
better that a layperson can understand.