Hi everyone, Lately, a few of my friends have been arguing with me about special relativity, not because they've analyzed the theory and have found some issues with it, but because they haven't got a clue how special relativity and reject because, well, to quote the most frequent statement, "Einstein was a fraud! Time doesn't slow down as you go faster! It's so stupid, who'd believe that?" So, I've tried to explain the principles to them, with them as willing students, however I've been working with SR for so long that I'm having a very difficult time with coming up with simple explanations, and they're just not getting it, further strengthening their resolve that special relativity is the stupidest thing in the world. Can any of you think of perhaps some easy analogies or simple explanation of the concepts of SR? I'm looking for something beyond the light clock. It's driving me crazy, their disrespect for the good doctor more than anything else Any help would be appreciated. While you're at it, perhaps some suggestions for explaining GR too, as they'll inevitably ask. Thanks!