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Re: What are space and time?
Posted: Jul 17, 2010 10:35 AM
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Space and time are indeed things. They are not abstractions or merely
instruments neccessitated by physical laws, they are the substance of
which everything consists.

Space and time are indeed tangible substance, no different than any
other substance. They are the most fundamental substance, everything
is composed of space and time and all of chemistry and physics should
be constructible based on the bending of these things.

The strange thing about space and time is that it is very much like
fundamental particles in the sense that a particle, say an electron
may be regarded as being particle or wave. Space has some of these
same properties and that is why it is poorly understood IMO. Some
people argue it is continuous. Other argue it is discrete. It has
properties of both, and yet continuous and discrete seem incompatible
kind of like wave/particle aspects.

The truth is that you can correctly model particles as being waves or
particles. And you can correctly model space as being continuous or
discrete. Both views are correct. The difficulty lies in resolving
that and making it rigorous with the tools that you have been given,
and unfortunately those tools are insufficient to model such a thing.

If space is discretized - I ask - discretized BY WHAT ??? The only way
to chop or demark a chunk of space which exists, is to place cuts into
it which are nonexistent. That is the only way to chop up the
existent. You chop it up into segments by inserting segments which are
nonexistent - that is the only way.

To do that you must be able to grasp triviality, order, disorder, and
conservation......all in a very new way. No scientist today has been
trained to think like that and most wold reject the approach. But it
does not matter whether someone likes it or not. If you can produce
accurate models which are consistent with observations in the lab then
you have a useful model.

It is very straightforward to model this way, yes you have tools which
are not math, but are consistent with math, and equally as valid as
mathematics though they be not math.



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