Twin paradox debunked?

Wouldn't the time experienced with the twin travelling in space and the twin living life on earth be the same, just certain differences in each twins atmosphere effects their aging? The twin on the spaceship would not be exposed to anything other than what's inside the ship. The twin on earth is exposed to weather changes, the environment, other people, other species, bacteria, and so on, contributing to the physical aging process. So the differences in physical aging would be because of that and not because of a mathematical acceleration theory?

8 Answers

  • Luke
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Sure but what about the time dilation the twin on the spaceship gets from travelling at a significant fraction of the speed of light?

  • The only thing that you have debunked is your understanding of and knowledge about Einstein's theories of relativity.

    Highly accurate atomic clocks have verified what Einstein said about time being relative under specific conditions.

    If you want to continue doubting Einstein's statements about the relativity of time, then, to be consistent, you should throw away your GPS device because the GPS system would not be as accurate as it is if it did not take that factor into account in making its calculations.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Absolutely brilliant analysis!  You should be teaching at a major university like Liberty University.  Most universities place far too much emphasis on facts.

  • 4 weeks ago

    This is roughly the same level of insight and novel thinking as "if the earth is round, how do the people on the bottom not fall off???!!! BOOMROASTED!"

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    you missed the point......

  • Newton
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The Twin Paradox has not been debunked. There is no universal clock for the universe. Time can run fast or slow depending on gravity and travel speed.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No. The story about twins ageing differently is just used as a model thought experiment. It has nothing to do with biology or human ageing processes. If you put one clock on Earth and another clock on the spaceship, the one on the ship will show less elapsed time. This has actually been done with an atomic clock on a jet plane. The flow of time itself really does slow down for a moving observer. 

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The theory has been tested with very accurate clocks and it has so far produced the predicted results. On a larger scale the orbit of Mercury needs the effects of relativity to be included to get accurate results/

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