# How can it be that gravity can bend time and slow it down

how can it be that gravity can bend time and slow it down, how can gravity influence a dimension of space?

Anything with energy and momentum couples to the gravitational force/field thing and thus can bend spacetime inducing the effect we call gravity. Time dilation occurs because of the stretching and deforming of space in a non-euclidan metric.

so it is space that is deformed and not time?

gravity doesn't bend space or time. Gravity IS bent space and time. Or another way to look at it, bent space and time is what we call gravity. A better question is why does mass and energy bend space and time?

how can it be that gravity can bend time and slow it down, how can gravity influence a dimension of space?

Time does not exist nor does space.
Space is not some sort of massive container with no walls. You can not bottle some of it up and take it to your lab. QT may say that objects are not truly separated because entangled particles are in unison even if they are in different parts of the universe. QM says that "empty space" is filled with particles and fields. Einstein's Relativity says that there is no absolute distance between objects because distances can mutate due to gravity and velocity.

Time is only the sum of spatial states in your mind. Time is a word we use to measure change not some kind of invisible matrix/web in which these changes occur. Its the way we think to make sense of things.

See: Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, John A. Wheeler's participatory principle, Einstein's relativity

Time does not exist nor does space.

What a coincidence, that's exactly what Abraham Lincoln was telling me when we had lunch on the moon in 3018.

Time does not exist nor does space.
Space is not some sort of massive container with no walls. You can not bottle some of it up and take it to your lab. QT may say that objects are not truly separated because entangled particles are in unison even if they are in different parts of the universe. QM says that "empty space" is filled with particles and fields. Einstein's Relativity says that there is no absolute distance between objects because distances can mutate due to gravity and velocity.

Time is only the sum of spatial states in your mind. Time is a word we use to measure change not some kind of invisible matrix/web in which these changes occur. Its the way we think to make sense of things.

See: Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, John A. Wheeler's participatory principle, Einstein's relativity

thanks for the info. so then time is relevant only to the observer? and thus is suceptible to change from one one ''place'' to an other?

thanks for the info. so then time is relevant only to the observer? and thus is suceptible to change from one one ''place'' to an other?

Yes, and no because you can never be certain where anything is because there is no absolute distance between anything and anything else. Any measurement from different places will be different and any measurement from the exact same spot will be different. So time is not a "thing" it is a mental tool we use to measure the change of things.

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