Authors: Peter V. Raktoe
A clock mechanism doesn't produce time, it produces seconds and a second doesn't say anything about what time is. We say that a clock tells us what time it is, but the seconds only represent a time period (an amount of time). So when you measure a difference in the rate of clocks then you cannot conclude that time itself dilates, you can only conclude that the seconds dilate. You can only conclude that the clock mechanism is able to produce a second more quickly or more slowly, and that results in second dilation. So you cannot conclude that gravity affects time and that means that spacetime doesn't exist, you can only conclude that gravity (or something else) affects the clock mechanism.
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