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Eric Chomko

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Registered: 6/25/07
Re: What are space and time?
Posted: Jul 21, 2010 2:46 PM
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On Jul 9, 6:06 am, Errol <vs.er...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 8, 7:00 am, Michael C <michaelcochr...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Jul 7, 10:40 pm, Immortalist <reanimater_2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
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> > > What sort of things are they if they are things?
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> > > 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.

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> > > 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.

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> > > 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?

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> > > Metaphysics - by D. W. Hamlynhttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521286905/
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> > Immortalist,
>
> >      I think a moment in time is a certain configuration of the
> > universe.  Now, it's not enough to just know where the atoms in the
> > universe are located in that "moment in time".  You'd have to include
> > things like momentum and the directions they are "currently" moving.
> > Now, does this definition still allow time to be the fourth
> > dimension?  Well, if a moment in time is a configuration of the
> > universe, then it seems that knowing what moment in time the universe
> > is currently at would be enough to describe everything, length, width
> > and height and then some of all the objects in it.  Is time an all
> > inclusive dimension - does dimension simply mean piece of information
> > about an object?  If you know what time it is, would you know the
> > length, width, height and locatons (and anything else) of all the
> > universe's objects?

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> > Michael C- Hide quoted text -
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> > - Show quoted text -
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> I think that each configuration of the universe along the space-time
> continuum is an act of observation by the universe of itself (whether
> by human observation or interactions of particles). This particle
> interaction helps explain the explicable state of twinned particles at
> a distance as well.  Eternity might separate observations, but it is
> unnoticed by sentient consciousnesses such as humans.


But for you to notice that it goes unnoticed, isn't that a paradox?
Unless you're not
human that is...



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