For centuries philosophers and physicists alike have sought to define space and time. What are these structures that seem to both permeate and vessel matter?
In 1887, the infamous Michelson – Morley experiment dismantled the conception that space is comprised of a substance—an aether, as they priorly called it. In 1905, the theory of relativity rendered fundamentally erroneous the Aristotelean and Galilean views of spacetime.
The current paradigm is that spacetime is warped by matter; matter, that tangible cornerstone, that infantile recognition of existence. By extent, spacetime by all tangible means is considered non-existent, or at least elusive.
“It is an ornamental thought, to say the least; one with little to no concrete philosophical backing. We are such stuff that spacetime is made of. What a beautiful, unified existence that would be.”
I couldn’t help but imagine fancifully to myself that thoughts behave in a similar fashion. The mind is considered intangible for all practical purposes, but no less a cornerstone of the material world, no less a recognition of existence.
If we are what we think, then we are capable through thought of transcending the incarceration of physical dimension. One might claim, therefore, that we are the structure that hosts dimension. We are, by definition, the stuff of spacetime.
It is an ornamental thought, to say the least; one with little to no concrete philosophical backing. We are such stuff that spacetime is made of. What a beautiful, unified existence that would be.