& Relative Time
Time itself speeds up due to lower gravity in Scenario 3B as
the Relativists suggest. Now if time itself speeds up then time
must go faster in all respects on the satellite. Every aspect
of temporal measurement on the satellite will increase its rate
– not only the rate of an on-board mechanism we have labeled
everything on this satellite (3B) must go faster without exception.
If a clock starts ticking on Earth and then is transported to
satellite 3B, its rate of movement will steadily increase as
it approaches, regardless of its origin. This is because the
rate of time is dictated by gravity absolutely.
(Pay close attention now) – Satellite 3B does not use
an on-board clock at all! Instead, Satellite 3B receives electromagnetic
pulses from a clock on Earth to do all it’s time keeping.
However, as they enter the lower gravity field, the rate of
these pulses speeds up because time itself has speeded up. This
is because in this scenario everything in the lower gravity
must speed up regardless of origin. The rate of time in the
pulsing signal sent from Earth is dictated by gravity absolutely.
a satellite stays in space for a very long time and absorbs
many pulses from the earth-clock and records them on a computer.
Many years later satellite 3B parachutes its way down to Earth,
all the while receiving pulses from the Earth. After landing,
the recorded pulses satellite 3B received from the Earth clock
will show a time in advance of the original clock which never
left the Earth.
it returns to Earth, the rate of pulses slows down again, yes,
but at no point will the rate be slower than it is on Earth.
So the Earth-clock will not be realigned with the computer recordings
after landing. The satellite will always show an advanced time
– even though after landing the rates are now moving at
the same pace. The time on satellite 3B’s computer recording
will be, lets say hypothetically, 10 seconds ahead of the Earth-clock.
let us suppose that instead of mere pulses of time sent from
the Earth, it was simple digital data which was broadcast to
the satellite using ordinary computer binary code. Now consider
that the digital data is an image of a roulette wheel. So when
the satellite is returned to the Earth, it will have with it
an image of a roulette wheel showing either Red or Black, 10
seconds in the future…
a gambler could know with certainty which bet to make. But then
what if the image consisted of a photo of the gambler making
a wrong bet? When he received the photo, he could change his
bet – which is, of course, a contradiction.
if time itself is altered by gravity then it is possible to
see into the future.
you accept that it is impossible to see into the future because
that would result in a logical contradiction, then you have
no choice but to abandon the premise of General Relativity that
allows for differing rates of time in different amounts of gravity.
Thus Scenario 3A must be correct.