Howdy and welcome to TOL.If I were the summit clock custodian, compared to the base custodian I would have cumulatively experienced one more clock day over the eons. Like the summit clock, I would have gained a day. In this way, people are clocks too.
Even with this gain, I would have experienced the same number of sunrises and sunsets as the base custodian, and there is no contradiction if I choose to trek down to the base with my one day of additional experience. If I bring my summit newspaper with me, it would have the same date as the one delivered at the base.
Yeah, that's always confused me. A stationary astronaut (in weightlessness) experiences more time (grows older faster), but if moving at high speed experiences less time. Different kinds of dilation. By clock, I mean body processes of course (heartbeat, metabolism, cell growth/decay).For example, a body subjected to the rigors of space travel "runs" faster than one left on Earth, while atomic clocks run slower.
No, it is a good analogy. Both the astronaut and the atomic clock experience the same time elongation with higher speed or stronger gravity.Potentially because the clock analogy for the body is not a good one?
No, it is a good analogy. Both the astronaut and the atomic clock experience the same time elongation with higher speed or stronger gravity.
Please note that I am in no way suggesting multiple timelines with respect to a stationary object.
BTW, I am in agreement with Bob's reasoning, I'm just stating it differently. There is only one timeline (time itself was not affected, so no contradiction), but gravity differences produce variances in the amount of time experienced. Gravity affects clocks. My body is a clock.