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Author Topic:   If our sun is second or third generation, does this not conflict with Genesis ?
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Message 174 of 231 (720470)
02-24-2014 7:49 AM
Reply to: Message 168 by NoNukes
02-24-2014 2:07 AM

Re: Mythology...
I don't know much about relativity (actually closer to nothing than not much) so is Eliyahu right about this?

Eliyahu writes:

When two atomic clocks are set up, one a meter higher than the other one, then you can see that the top one runs faster than the bottom one, because a meter higher the gravitational field of the earth is less then a meter closer to earth, and therefore a meter higher time is less slowed down then a meter lower. These are absolute real differences in time.

It strikes me that if you had an atomic clock at 20oK it would run slower than an atomic clock at 300oK. But does time itself actually run slower or just the clock? Or is it merely our reference frame that is different when accelerating or under the influence of extreme gravity?


Whoever calls me ignorant shares my own opinion. Sorrowfully and tacitly I recognize my ignorance, when I consider how much I lack of what my mind in its craving for knowledge is sighing for... I console myself with the consideration that this belongs to our common nature. - Francesco Petrarca

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