I have a question about einsteins theory of relativity. he stated, that speed described by *constant* c (0.3Gm/h) is equal, no matter what observer you choose. imagine this scenario: observer A - a guy on earth, sitting in the lab chatting with B observer B - a guy on sace ship that that orbit our star system with v = 0.999c. person C - a guy wich assist a pilot or a scientist in lab. you are in room with A, watching B preparing to takeoff. They both synchronize clocks, its 15:00. B is leaving, lets forget abbout innertia that should kill him instantly. After 3 hours hes in designated speed, 0.999c. they start conversation: (lets forget about time required for radio transmission to reach partner and its doppler effect, B is traveling in circles just to make it easier, relativistics events are same for cicrle movement.) - A: Hey B, 'whats the time on your clock?'. - B: Its '17:11' - A: Oh realy, its 18:02! - B: wtf, i they told me in school time slow down when you travel at high speed. - A: so it did! its 17:11 for you, while its 18:02 for us! - B: wtf you cheat :( impossible. - A: hey, do you really think that c is constant? - B: sure, why? - A: well, fire that laser into our mirror, and tell us how fast it return to you, dont forget to adjust angle to your speed! - B: its 18:10, firing laser, im 1 light hour from it, so i shoud recive reply in 2 hours. 2 hours later... - A: B, you should get this signal right about now! - B: wtf, only 19 minutes had passed! - A: nop, its 20:10! - B: ... your tellin me that this signal made to earth and back in 19 minutes? - A: return to base, you will pick up someone special. - B: ok now lets reverse roles. you are in a ship with B, while chatting with A, whos on earth. its 23:00, you both synchronise clocks. - A: do you have a passenger - B: right, im ready to go. - A: good luck this time, i will ask you same questions, physics doesnt change in few hours, so you shoud report back simmilar results. - B: im in my trajectory, speed 0.999c, exactly as last time. time is 02:02. WTF ive made it faster last time! - A: yeah something is wrong, ifs 01:49! - B: ok i will make this laser test now, you ready! - A: sure! - B: 01:50, firing laser 2 hours later... - B: ive got this signal, exactly 2 hours passed this time! - A: hey only 19 minutes here! and we recived your beam after 8.5 minutes from your report! it traveled 1 light hour in 8.5 minutes! How it happend? - B: there is nothing wrong, you are traveling with v = 0.999c in relation to me. - A: yeah, but results were opposite when your passenger was on earth! Why physics treat him as the observer of the universe?! - B: i dont know, returning to base. now here is the question, accorgind to einsteins relativity, everything is relative, for example - c = constant. But where is this observer, to wich its relative? You cant 'its relative to all'. Because you and your friend might take a place of A and B and get exactly same results! Will physics will be relative to you, or your friend? They cant be to both! if they were, B would report exactly what A. And then time dilatation wouldbt be possible! Length contraction doesnt apply also, because speed is kind of displacement, and all according to guy C is shifted in a fabric of space. So it act as it were contracted, but this is another topic. My question is, is there a fundamental flaw in Einstains theory, or there is a single observer (perhaps part of a single human brain), that is responsible for mine and your own very existance, a GOD? And if it exist, do you realize the implications? It can manipulate all the universe at once! Just changing its form! Of course its to weak to blow a star just thinking so, but it can affect sub atomic vibrations by changing himself (change perception = change what exist. If your ultimate perception = change will be also ultimate). Universe according to relativity will 'adapt' in some ways. Time dilatation, mass change are ways it do so. If its the center of all, what you see, what i see, is just an interaction to presence of this being! If universe is expanding, its in a center of it (propably, here i only guess, im not sure). And if it is, this 'observer' can be detected by any inteligent being, just by examining space expansion in 2 points!