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Originally posted by ErosA433
It truly is a small effect on the earth, experiments have been performed with atomic clocks, which suggested that clocks taken in aircraft sky showed the passage of time slowed in comparison to ones on the ground. Actually the results where mostly inconclusive as the effect was extremely small.
Because the Earth certainly isn't a big enough mass to have an effect on the experiment? What about if you get 11 billion miles away from the sun, will that have any effect on the atomic clock?
This actually meant that it was the velocity that effected the passage of time, not the distance.
You cannot get an accurate result being next to a very large mass!
An ant doesn't experience a slower passage of time because of its size or its proximity to the Earth in any real tangible way compared to that of a human.
How do you know for sure what an ant experiences?
Iv also watched time dependant phenomena in the lab in differently sized particles.. are you suggesting that if i have a big particle of radioactive material and a small one, the decay rates should be different? I can, in my experience say that it doesn't have any effect at all. (it shouldn't since the radio active atoms are al the same size)
Particles don't have any perception that I'm aware of that's not to say that they aren't aware, particle pairing suggests something different but I'm not here to postulate on what particles perceive!
This is where the issue breaks down... we are all made up of component atoms... so what? do those atoms all see time faster than we do as a whole? doesn't make logical sense on the scales you are talking about.
Originally posted by ErosA433
but that is my whole point... not completely sure why you are so confused/affronted or at least stepping up about this.
perception of the passage of time is in biology a purely electrochemical process, given that this takes place in the brain, why on earth would it have anything to do with your body mass or size or if you are flying high or not. There was no massive report of time dilation by the Apollo astronauts. The way you speak of it it is as if you suggest that there would be a huge relativistic difference between an ant and a human, and a human who is on an aircraft and one who is on the ground.
My only lack of understanding here is a lack of understanding your logic and your apparent lack of understanding how relativity works
well considering the key to bending spacetime is gravity... and to do that really good you need something the size of a star... or the energy equilivent of a star (e=mc2) ...
now that you can warp spacetime, the problem is howto contain that mass or power in a ship.
which i'll probably stop there, you'd more than likely need the mass of a black hole....
barring shortcuts and physics cheats