[FoRK] Relativistic "twin paradox" resolved?

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Fri Feb 23 22:34:00 PST 2007


You do realize it's just a term of art, right?  Getting hung up on  
the reuse of a term that's been a standard fixture in the relativity  
jargon since, well, relativity itself is a bit silly, isn't it?

Think of it as a koen;  sort of like the "no gate."  The paradox is  
the lack of paradox.  (And the student is enlightened, the  
teacher...  relieved?)

(I bet you're in the camp that rejects the notion that the  
uncollapsed wave function has any possible, meaningful physical  
interpretation, hmm?)



On Feb 21, 2007, at 6:02 PM, Albert S. wrote:

> I'm in the camp that thinks there is no real
> 'paradox'.
> I'm pretty sure the frame with the big honking warp
> engine attached to it, is the one being accelerated.
> :)
> Cheers,
> Albert
> --- Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> Just to be precise:  the twin paradox isn't about
>> the time dilation
>> effect itself, but rather the choice of reference
>> frame to regard as
>> accelerated.
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