|Relativity predicts that due to stronger gravitational effects, as we
approach the center of the Earth, time should dilate (i.e., time runs
slower). Relativists present as proof the results of the Hafele-Keating
experiment: nearer the Earth, atomic clocks run slower.
Let's now do the experiment the way we do it in Science: objectively.
Science is like the Maffia. In order to guarantee objectivity, the first
thing we do is rub out any witnesses. Then, we avail ourselves not of
accurate, but of objective agents or mechanisms. Accuracy has no
relevance in this context. Here, I will do the time dilation experiment
with a couple of hourglasses. The hourglass is objective because we
'count' grains instead of 'measuring' time. I 'predict' that the grains
will be pulled at the same rate on both clocks or faster on the clock
closer to Earth. Irrespective of which, what did we learn about time?
|I call it the hourglass. By
counting the number of
grains that fall on the floor,
for example, like this, I can
pretty accurately determine
how long to fry an egg.
|Pastor Al's atomic
clock is out of
|Adapted for the Internet from:
Why God Doesn't Exist