Space = Time? (socrat44's view)

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Space = Time? (socrat44's view)

Postby socrat44 on August 12th, 2017, 7:33 am 

ralfcis » March 10th, 2017, 3:56 pm wrote:What does that mean and is there a missing list of caveats,
conditions and disclaimers that go with that statement?

Faradave » March 10th, 2017, 9:28 pm wrote:It seems that we never stop reviewing this.

  a) Talking about space and time we all make common mistakes.
When we simple say  'space' or 'time' we deceive ourselves.
To be correct we must say ''there is only gravity - space'' and
'' there is only gravity - time'' because without  gravity / masses
there isn't ''space'', there isn't '' time''.
We live on planet Earth and only  gravity / masses  created space
and time which  are familiar us.

  b) Space = Time.  What  it can mean?
There is only one theory that doesn't have gravity and  it is Einstein's SRT.
SRT doesn't have similar ''our gravity -space'' and
doesn't have similar  ''our gravity -time'' but  SRT has some exotic  ''spacetime''
that  means that space equal time:  Space = Time.
So, if I think of space as a distance then  I must say:
1hour is equal 5 kilometers, 2hour =10 km, 3hour= 15km,  . . . .etc.
On the Earth such arithmetic seems funny  but in the  spacetime
there is nothing to laugh at.    Why?
Because in spacetime there is particle (photon)  that can  use  this arithmetic.
Photon can travel  with constant exotic speed  1sec=300000 km,
2sec = 600000km, 3sec = 900000km . . . .  etc.
No other particle has such ability  and  it is fact - physical fact. 
In other words,  I think that :
SRT is theory about behavior of quantum of light - photon - in  the  ''spacetime''.
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Postby BurtJordaan on August 12th, 2017, 8:01 am 

Mod note: I have moved this thread to the philosophy side, because it has no valid physics content.
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Postby Eclogite on August 12th, 2017, 10:43 am 

BurtJordaan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:01 pm wrote:Mod note: I have moved this thread to the philosophy side, because it has no valid physics content.
I'm not sure there is any valid philosophy either!
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Postby Braininvat on August 12th, 2017, 12:18 pm 

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