I'm just a bit curious, you see I have a bit of a theory that time dialation might be different relative to gravity. Has anybody ever tried checking for this? Yes I do not disacknowledge that it may be different relative to velocity as well, I just think that gravity might be a second variable built right in there.
What I'm proposing is that what we consider to be nothing (hence the term "space") might actually be something, filled with the building blocks of even what we now consider to be the building blocks of eventually what we percieve to be matter (god that is a bit run on). It is the progression through these building blocks which causes ripples because they exhibit a duality (both attraction and repulsion) and that they are essentially monopoles(the two forces differ and thus a tendency to organise into lattices), thus their own "gravity" relative to motion, a centrifugal 3 dimensional force surrounding all matter which can be added to or subtracted to with more matter (because both the attractive forces and repulsive forces tend to combine and eventually that attractive force overpowers even the repulsive forces to form gravity even on earth), which are more densly packed with building blocks than what we consider to be empty space. But my theory goes further in that the effect we perceive to be time is in fact the effects of these ripples or motion. Hence the following idea:
Time should progress differently on a planet such as mars because mars has different gravity, and using einstien's equations on time dialation we can test that by determining the true velocity of mars. Is it possible to determine the difference between mars if it were stationary and it's current movement through the quantum jello of building blocks? (or come close enough to uncover an inconsistancy with the current theory of relativity so that we can link time with gravity and speed, and begin to come up with a unified theory?)
See as far as I can tell from physics everything points to yet even smaller building blocks of matter. Even building blocks for quarks (because of gluon transmission). Maybe even for photons. What I propose is that we are (a good metaphor) suspended in quantum jello, and that quantum jello determines even the speed of light, though very un-changing over even 100 human lifetimes. To measure such a change I think extremely precise measurements would be needed over a very long period of time (whatever that is relative to). I think we are nearing the bottom of a bell curve since at the time of the big bang this quantum jello density was higher, and that it is settling out still (hence the universe expanding) and that it is possible to measure at least two of these effects (but extremely challenging) and prove this theory. Can anybody prove me wrong?
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