I have been working on various thought experiments recently and was trying to understand more about special relativity when I really had to take pause. Since mass and energy and time qualify as complimentary variables, how is it that the uncertainty principle as proposed by Heisenberg does not apply? The speed of light to me is just the “knee of the curve” where you really start to notice that you can no longer accurately measure time. As you have stated, we use matter to measure time so these experiments are in effect measuring matter with matter. More accurate atomic clocks are just more accurate accelerometers so we can better observe the effects of motion on tiny particles at speeds much less than the speed of light. Show me an anti-matter clock that runs slower at high speed, and now we really may have something. But let me tell you that while relativity is a stupidity, quantum science is a mania. Both are thriving upon our misunderstanding of wave mechanics. I have a more serious problem with time dilation. This is in respect of the “twin paradox” thought experiment to make time dilation look more spectacular. Aging is due to the metabolic process of cells in the human body and their death. This cannot have any earthly or heavenly correlations with the time dilation which is talked about. Aging is a biologist’s domain and not that of a quantum physicist. So the thought experiments involving someone travelling in a space ship approaching the velocity of light would get his life extended is more of a fantasy. This need to be realized by the teachers of quantum mechanics. The space traveller may find his age significantly shortened on the other hand due to the effects of space radiation! But that isn’t the strongest argument against the stupid theory of relativity. What underlies every biological process is some physical process. Relativists propose that physical processes get slowed down in moving frames and hence they believe that biological processes also get slowed down. They aren’t so stupid until this point. Their stupidity actually lies in how they propose time dilation and how they prove this stupid phenomenon. Relativists are capable of claiming every observation as a proof of their weird theory. And they are capable of denying everything that exposes their stupidity by messing up between reference frames and by proposing further stupid notions like relativity of simultaneity. Their secret of success lies in their boundless stupidity. Though one can never catch up with their stupidity however hard one tries, the following will give a taste of their stupidity. spent a good portion of the past 10-15 years with what I call self-debugging (which is to find already accepted false information in one’s mind). I have also been very interested in the psychology of science lately. As a result, recently I came to the same conclusion that atomic clocks must be affected by ‘change’ as opposed to time. Especially since I had to face the fact that ‘time’ as the majority perceives it does not exist. Instead it is merely the creation of our the mind as it attempts to process input in order to predict probable outcomes. Therefore I agree with Harry, and also recommend going down the rabbit hole called ‘no-time’. I also liked your perspective on maths and agree 100%. It’s just a language. A while back I used to consider that it is better suited for science than everyday language as it is less supportive of ambiguity. (Or at least it used to be until imaginary numbers were brought to the scene) But now I realize that when language is used properly, there is no need for maths. Logic is a property of the mind and maths inherits logic directly from the mind. I have nothing against maths BTW. I’m a software guy, so you can imagine it’s far from being one of my weaknesses. But as with everything else, there is a ‘time’ and place for it. Going overboard and thinking that solving the universal puzzle can only be done in maths is a mistake. Now back to the atomic-clock mania. It is unfortunate for humanity that the phenomena of atomic clocks is being interpreted and pushed as proof of time dilation. It is not a proof. It’s just an accepted assumption. I think the smartest thing Einstein ever said was this: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Of course, he is no exception from the very ‘rule’ he laid down. Let me blunt here: “He didn’t manage to explain ‘it’ simply enough”. The first reaction of everyone I know when they hear about bent space and time is that it is weird. As you pointed out, this weirdness is then overridden by the religious momentum the weird idea managed to gain. But what is the real underlying cause here? Is it really stupidity? The way I see it, the root cause is simply false information. We all seem to be born into this world with a blank mind which is later filled by the thoughts of our culture. It is not easy to break free from this ‘community think’. There are isolated incidents (like yourself) where people refuse to buy the ‘norm’ regardless of how many followers it has. The new theory which disproves Einstein’s mind bending reality model will come exactly from such outliers. (Same goes for Schroedinger’s stuff) False information is very disruptive to the mind. We are no different than computers in this sense. If we work with false information the results (the output of our thought process) will also be false. A single false datum is enough to make our mind ‘spew all over the place’. We all have false information from the time we ‘enter’ this existence. A side note here is that I consider missing information to be false information for the following reason: False information is that which deviates from reality enough to be unworkable. In this sense, missing information can be thought of as information with maximum (or infinite) deviation from reality. Add to this the mind’s tendency to fill in the blanks by assumptions and you have a the perfect recipe for being lost indefinitely. The universal puzzle is clearly not an easy one to crack but I believe (now more than ever) that the key to it has nothing to do with one’s IQ. The key is to go full blast on weeding out potential false assumptions which in our current society means virtually zero support from mainstream science as they will surely perceive you as a quack who is rebelling because you didn’t manage to comprehend the grand theory. When in fact they are the quacks (as you so rightfully phrased) ‘chanting’ someone else’s theory as the greatest ever. Now why is it crucial to weed out the false? What triggered my ‘self-debugging’ is the realization that humans (as a whole) can’t be trusted with information. They will misinterpret and alter the information unintentionally; as well as intentionally as dictated by their ego. As paranoid as it sounds, I came to realize a while ago that the only way I can accept something as valid is if I personally verify it. Not because I’m somehow special but because others can’t be trusted to make accurate and unbiased reports. Mainstream science is not only not an exception but at times they are the worst offenders of the very rules of science. It was very refreshing and reassuring to find like minded people here who dare to question. That’s science. Building overly expensive particle accelerators (the chapels of the religion) is not.