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**Mar 02, 2011 2:48 pm**I know what you're trying to explain, but I don't think you understand my point exactly. What I'm questioning is whether there is an assumption here and whether that assumption is valid.

First, my own assumption is that mass curves spacetime and that this accounts for gravity and time dilation. Then, the assumption necessary for the picture you laid out is that spacetime at a particular point can be curved in multiple (possibly opposing) directions at once. And this opposite curvature would then account for the apparent decreased acceleration and increased time dilation. I'm just having some trouble wrapping my head around this idea (which is no argument).

If my interpretation is wrong, please let me know where (and if you would, why).

First, my own assumption is that mass curves spacetime and that this accounts for gravity and time dilation. Then, the assumption necessary for the picture you laid out is that spacetime at a particular point can be curved in multiple (possibly opposing) directions at once. And this opposite curvature would then account for the apparent decreased acceleration and increased time dilation. I'm just having some trouble wrapping my head around this idea (which is no argument).

If my interpretation is wrong, please let me know where (and if you would, why).