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theory of relativity

Einstein’s contribution to the space-time relationship. [Science: NCE, 843–844]
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In Delta Wedding we cannot stay with the first version of the train story, which is Orrin's recitation of the simple facts of the event--the train came, Maureen was stuck, everyone jumped but George, and the train stopped--because of the relativity of time and multiplicity of available perspectives, each with their subjective biases.
Really an excursus on the procedure for properly wrapping oneself in a blanket, that section quickly develops into a dialogue about the relativity of time, as two characters grow ever more aware of it during their attempted recoveries from tuberculosis: "Emptiness and monotony," writes Mann, "may stretch a moment or even an hour and make it 'boring,' but they can likewise abbreviate and dissolve large, indeed the largest units of time, until they seem nothing at all.