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the things i ponder when incredibly sleep deprived:

i had a conversation with shawn (later continuing it with kirtan for a while) this morning that was quite odd.

you know, as you approach the speed of light, time slows down. if you had an analog and a digital clock would the displayed time be effected? and would they be effected in the same way? would one slow down more than the other?

and if you were there, would you percieve the time slowing down, or would it not seem to change?

discuss.

(edit: read comments if you want to watch boys throwing their geek cocks around)

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On July 5th, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC), pochanike commented:
damn einstein... or was newtons more accurate... it was einstein i think that had the most accurate depiction of relativity... anyway... i dont know... i dont know how it could be possible to not come to this conclusion i guess because from a physiological aspect we are basically atoms... the atoms would slow at speeds near the speed of light but i guess because we are so complex it would be easy to think otherwise maybe? i dunno. but it seems amazing to think about. god i love physics.
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On July 5th, 2004 11:56 pm (UTC), johnphys replied:
Einstein was more accurate. There are TWO theories of relativity. The one we're discussing (or at least, the one which has answers to questions we're discussing) is the first one he published, the Special Theory of Relativity.

The second has to do with gravity, and is called the General Theory of Relativity.

The second basically says you can't distinguish between gravity and other types of acceleration
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