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The speed of light, something new about it

  1. Sep 23, 2004 #1
    The regarded idea was that if you travel by the speed of light your body will age less and less, because of the differences in the interractions of time. However, this "theory" is incorrect, because if anyone has every study the hyperbolic differences between humans and other animals, that the faster your hyperbolic level is the faster you age, which is why a turtle has a slower reaction time than a human, yet it can live for a very long life. Have you ever notice that when you travel in an airplane that it appears to be longer than expected to get from point A to point B, well that is because, since you are travelling in a faster speed than simply standing around on the ground or in the air, if you have a jetpack, or if you in a helocopter and it stay still, your brain stimulates a higher frequency of interractions with your body in response to this change. If your brain did not do this you would be acting more slowly in an airplane, it would appear to not take as long as it would seem. Everyone should know that it is the brain's interractions with the body that stimulates hormones and that causes you to age, grow, ect, ect, ect...

    Imagine that if someone did manage to make an airplane that would stay in the air forever and that airplane would continue to travel at the same 2000 mph or more in the sky, then how old physically would that person become in the next twenty years since that airplane had departured?

    Another question that has plagued my mind, is if you travel to the edge of the universe and you kept travelling onward, then what would explain if you so happen to find the edge of what appears to be another universe? Could you have some how manage to reach another universe or are you still in the same universe, yet you are on the other side? Like if you travel around the world, as it was once told to be flat.
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  3. Sep 23, 2004 #2
    Welcome! You have much to learn my friend. Stick around, and don't give up.

    First the "theory" of time dilatation (i.e. Special Relativity) "was" not, the theory of time dilatation "is", "has been" for 99 years and remains concrete solid. It is quite pretentious to talk has you do in your first sentence. Special Relativity underlies biology, and the speeds involved are on a completely different scale than airplanes and biological metabolism.

    As for how old a full-time pilot at 2000 mph would age in twenty years, compared to his twin brother, perhaps a second or so, maybe less.

    For your second issue, well, none can reach the edge of the universe, it expands faster than you can imagine (roughly at the speed of light, as far as I know). I'll let others answer this.
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  4. Sep 23, 2004 #3

    Quatum mechanics are about time, and my message was about time, I do believe your statement was a tad rude, considering the fact you indirectly had stated that I was an imbecile. Clearly by stating there was more I needed to learn.

    Or atleast the first half was about time, the second half was to be ignored if possible, I am sorry if you simple just read without noticing the structure of what you are reading.
  5. Sep 23, 2004 #4
    I don't meen to be rude, but your first sentences did shock me. Saying that time dilatation is incorrect is an attack on Einstein and the entire physics community. I'm willing to discuss this politely with you. :smile:
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  6. Sep 23, 2004 #5

    Doc Al

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    Where did you get this idea? Are you referring to relativistic time dilation? If so, then realize that being in relative motion has no effect whatsoever on how time is experienced in the moving frame. Moving clocks "slow down" only as measured from a different frame, one in which the clock is moving. And a body is a clock.
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