Hi, I am new here, I am no physicist and I'll admit have not read much on physics, but I do have a keen interest and a deep wanting to know answers and understand how and why things are the way they are. lately I've been reading a lot about General and Special Relativity, and time, I've always wondered about time and what it really is, I will think for hours and hours about it! Similar things may have been posted here before but I am not sure, I feel that time does not exist in the way some people think it does, there is not a flow or arrow of time, just the movement of mater in a three dimensional space, time is just an illusion of flow, when matter moves from one point in space to another, time appears to have passed but it has not, all that has happened is matter has moved from one point to another, time is just a numerical order of this motion, numerical in the sense that we reference that motion to time frames ie: a ticking clock etc... I could be completly wrong, (and I do not fully understand e=mc2) but am I wrong in saying that e=mc2 explains that certain things happen but not truely why they happen?? .... I came up with this idea which could be nonsense, when matter moves faster and faster towards the speed of light, say for example a human, if it were possible, the human would appear to age slower because all the matter of the human is already moving so fast, the atomic structure of the human matter would be limited by the already great motion of the human. The same effect but in reverse when an atomic clock is slowed by gravity, the atomic structure of the matter which makes up the clock is being limited by the force of gravity, and time appears to move faster if you take the clock in to space, with reference to earth time, it's not time thats changing it's the gravitational limiting effect on sub atomic matter. Therefore I am wondering does gravity not just affect (and be affected by) large bodies of mass, but it is directly connected to the sub atomic level, pushing and pulling every atom. Am I talking nonsense or is there something in this?