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Fred J. McCall

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Re: What are space and time?
Posted: Jul 11, 2010 4:34 PM
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Zerkon <Z@erkonx.net> wrote:

>On Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:40:44 -0700, Immortalist wrote:
>

>> What sort of things are they if they are things?
>>
>> One natural answer is that they comprise continua, three-dimensional in
>> the case of space, one-dimensional in the case of time; that is to say
>> that they consist of continuous manifolds, positions in which can be
>> occupied by substances and events respectively, and which have an
>> existence in their own right.
>>
>> It is in virtue of the occupancy of such positions that events and
>> processes are to be seen as taking place after each other and substances
>> are to be seen in certain spatial relations.
>>
>> Or do space and time have properties of their own independent of the
>> objects and events that they contain?
>>
>> Did Einstein show, through his theory of relativity, that since space
>> and time can change in shape and duration that space and time are more
>> complex than just sustained perceptual constants?
>>
>> Metaphysics - by D. W. Hamlyn
>> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521286905/

>
>There are two 'things' here. The first is change, the second is the
>application of numbers to change or time. Einstein showed numbers.
>Time being change by digits, the more direct question is what is change?
>
>I think future generations, if coping drug free, are going to put numbers
>in a more realistic perspective. We have gone ga-ga over them since the
>late 1800's and have assumed way too much with them.
>
>Anyway imo now, the property of change is potential, it's state is non-
>duration. Space is an arbitrary assignment relative to specific objects,
>objects big and small that are still being discovered with each new scope.
>


Jayzus, where did all the morons come from lately?

Hint: You're posting this claptrap to FOUR 'sci' groups. These are
not 'alt' groups.

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