My answer to Bhutes's question is totally from biological point of view, it may be irrelevant from a physics approach to expansion of time which you mentioned we are discussing here but when it comes to applying those physics rules on human beings we are not just talking about the dilation of time due to the relativity principle. We are also talking how human beings are effected by it, that complicates the situation.If we were talking about just physics here I would totally agree with you. When you try to explain aging of a living organism with respect to applying physics laws to time and speed, that will be incomplete therefore misleading. Biological clock of aging does not tick the same way as other physical clocks. It accelerates, decelerates, even sometimes stops or jumps depending on many things. Thus thinking that same time passage for twins will produce the same aging results is not correct no matter what the physics laws say about physical time. There is biological aspect to it regardless of how time passes. Environment (doesn’t have to be hostile) is not just about gravity I gave that as an example. To make it more clear, assume twins are in the same ship, going the same direction, eating and doing exactly the same things the same way but one of them walks faster than other one and walks an average of 100 steps more a day, and both spend quiet some time in the ship, at the end of the journey if you look at the circulation levels of Catecholamines, they will be more likely different thus their relative ages. Age in humans is relative not absolute. A person who is 40 years old might be younger compare to a person who is 32 years old but older compare to another person who is 35.This is just an example, you can create unlimited number of scenarios that not everything will be same so their aging process.Aging is complicated matter that’s why most of the research in this area go to source of it ; genetics, trying to slow and stop the process.My only purpose here is to give a realistic biological point of view to Bhutes question, not to argue physical laws about it. I still think we don't know which one will age faster for sure since there are so many different unknowns.If I am wrong please correct me, our definition of aging is different this is why I think we have different point of views. I see age as less dependent on time and more on biological reasons, you see it as depended more on time for this example.
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