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Forum Post: unreality

Posted 2 years ago on March 9, 2015, 2:20 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1813) from Fredericksburg, TX
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There is my finger at place one. There is my finger at place two. There is the motion of my finger from one to two. The motion is described by measurements that employ the concepts of time and space that we've invented for that purpose. While useful as intended, time and space are not things. My finger at positions one and two and moving between is the real thing in this discussion. Time and space help describe the real things of the universe, by facilitating and/or permitting their measurement. Mass and energy can be measured without reference to time and space. Location and motion can not.

The recognition of the unreality of time and space suggests that the proceeds of “Einstein's Relativity,” such as time dilation and distance contraction [space warping,] are fanciful obscuration of the limitations of mathematics (constructs of theory) and human perception.

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[-] 3 points by agkaiser (1813) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Matter and Energy are real and can be measured without reference to time and space. Their location and motion must be referenced to concepts that they may be measured.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1813) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

This is not philosophy. It is about what's real and what is not, just like production and consumption are real economy and the FIRE sector is not.