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[–] shawnfromnh69 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

I believe this is bullshit. If time passed more slowly near the ground than in the mountains we would have figured this out years ago. TIme is just our perception of events as they happen and after they happen and is not something out of star trek or some other hollywood bullshit.


[–] The_Cat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why do you feel the need to dismiss this? It's established science that's over a century old and confirmed through direct and indirect measurements without a shadow of a doubt. What possible use is denying reality like this? I don't get it.

Oh and the reason why we don't notice it without extremely sensitive equipment is because the effects are minute on a human scale. Of the order of fractions of a second per year.


[–] tidy_athiest 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Here is my take on it. Mountains are higher up on the earth, and thus the linear velocity is higher than on the plains, due to the rotation of the earth.

Einstein says time slows when things travel faster.

These two things are direct contradictions. The article doesn't specify why or how the mountain time passes faster, and then jumps to Einstein, which would disprove the first statement, because living in the mountains should slow time, and the person coming from the mountains should have experienced less life than the person in the plains.

So either the article is citing two directly contradicting facts, or one of the facts is stated incorrectly. Neither of these outcomes gives a lot of trust to the article.