I keep on reading posts about time dialation and length contraction, and the more I read the more it seems to me that those are effects caused by our measuring devices and have harder and harder time to buy the whole idea as correctly describing TRUTH. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I agree that it is the way we measure things, so our measurements are the only way to find out what happens. But it seems to me that our connection with the universe is limited by our senses, and that it is not as bizzare a place as special relativity makes it out to be. Yes, we cannot get rid of the bizzareness because we have to measure things, and photons are a good way to measure them. But is there a difference between our reality, and the reality of the true universe, not hindered by our limits of measurement? Let us go back to analyze the method of measuring time and length. Let's think back to the light clock, where you send out photons to do your time checks and it shows you the EFFECT of zero distance and the EFFECT of instantenous time. Remember the classic photon bouncing off of a mirror, and a round trip was one time unit? Well, if you send out a photon in your light clock, but you are moving at the speed of light, and speed of light is same in all referene frames, then you can travel any distance whatsoever and that photon will never catch up to you because you are moving at c. So the first time period never comes until you stop or slow down, so time stops. The distance contraction. Remember, your time does not move until you reach your destination as explained in the paragraph above. Then you stop and the photons of the time clock catch up to you and you can count time again. So if you are moving towards a far away place in the universe. (remember velocity = distance / time). You send out a photon to the destination. But you are moving at the speed of light, so you are chasing that photon all the way to the destination. And at the same time the time photon is trying to catch up to you. Once you arrive at the destination, the photon bounces off of it and reaches you. You check your time to see how long it took to get to the destination and the first photon of your light clock just now catches up to you, so you conlude that the distance is zero because light speed is constant and you sent out the photon and got it back immediately. So it feels like the distance is zero, and it feels like the time stopped. But does space really contract to meet you? Does time really slow down? Or are you just chasing photons, and your time photons are chasing you??