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  1. #1 Ants at high speed: would they age slower or faster? 
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    Has anyone thought or tried an experiment with ants (or much smaller creatures) travelling at very high speed? Are they going to age slower or faster? Is it feasible? Would this be enough to prove Einstein right or wrong?


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    They would, from our referential frame, age slower. Their small size does not in any way diminish the effects of time dilatation.

    Now, I do not think any experiment of this kind has been made on ants specifically. However much smaller objects, unstable particles, have been shown to have a longer "lifetime" at speeds close to that of light.


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  4. #3 Re: Ants at high speed: would they age slower or faster? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myuncle
    Has anyone thought or tried an experiment with ants (or much smaller creatures) travelling at very high speed? Are they going to age slower or faster? Is it feasible? Would this be enough to prove Einstein right or wrong?
    I'm not sure about ants, uncle, but I noticed your first post travelled at very high speed to the trash can.
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    Hey! Be nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderwolf
    Hey! Be nice!
    I assume your comment is addressed to me.
    I suspect Myuncle's knowledge of maths and physics is probably on a par with my own but, unlike him, I don't feel able to dismiss the Theory of Relativity as "useless bombast" and offer no real explanation for this opinion.
    I am not convinced it is necessary to be "nice" to such an individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halliday
    I'm not sure about ants, uncle, but I noticed your first post travelled at very high speed to the trash can.
    Nice one. :-D And I fully support your later defence of this elegant put down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halliday
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderwolf
    Hey! Be nice!
    I assume your comment is addressed to me.
    I am not convinced it is necessary to be "nice" to such an individual.
    No, it's not necessary, but I suppose you can be banned if you leave rude comments in a forum.
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