In the Beginning [‘It’s About Time,’ cont.]

If you are a fan of science, you may have run across the notion of how time and space relate to one another. There is the theorem, seemingly proven, that the closer you travel to the speed of light the more time slows down. (Please excuse this extreme simplification.) The “Twin Theory” states that if you sent one twin into outer space at the speed of light, and another stayed here on earth, when the space twin returned 50 earth years later, the earth twin would have aged 50 years, while the space twin would have aged a few months. We can at least conclude that we don’t know everything about time, that it is not an “absolute,” and that some of our beliefs that involve time and the boundaries it represents are probably incorrect.

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