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just an amateur fascinated by math


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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@MBN: From alanf's linked article (I couldn't have said it better): "Strictly speaking, the controversy has concerned two candidate entities. Prior to Minkowski’s reformulation of Einstein’s special theory of relativity in four-dimensional form, the debate was about the existence of space. Since then, the debate has been about the existence of spacetime. For the sake of brevity, I will often only mention spacetime, leaving the “and/or space” implicit." This is why in the abstract of the article it says: "spacetime and its parts"
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@MBN: Argumentum ab auctoritate or what?
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@KyleKanos: I am repeating myself: No, it is not a philosophical question! Either space is absolute or it is not. Only because the quote is from a philosophy book does not make it a philosophical question!
Mar
21
comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@V.Moretti: Could you perhaps craft an answer out of your comment: "It depends on the meaning of "absolute space" you consider. As far as we know, at large scales [...]" - This sounds interesting!
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@V.Moretti: I am afraid I cannot follow. I am talking about the fabric of space and you say that this is a matter of personal taste - sorry but completely discombobulated now...
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@MBN: No, it is not a philosophical question! Either space is absolute or it is not. Only because the quote is from a philosophy book?!?
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@V.Moretti: Marginal or not: Is it settled? What is the final result then?
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
Why the downvote and the vote to close? It is good practice here give some reasons and feeback how to improve the question! Thank you
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@V.Moretti: The source is about (post-)relativistic physics so I don't understand your comment?!?
Mar
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comment Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
@jinawee: Whether absolute space exists.
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asked Current state of the existence of absolute space debate
Feb
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accepted Twin paradox on a cosmic scale
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asked Twin paradox on a cosmic scale
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accepted In what way are the Mathematical universe hypothesis and A New Kind of Science connected
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10
comment In what way are the Mathematical universe hypothesis and A New Kind of Science connected
@Michiel: Well, Tegmark is a physicist (cosmologist) at MIT and the notion here is that at the core of physics lies mathematics in a very literal sense.
Feb
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comment In what way are the Mathematical universe hypothesis and A New Kind of Science connected
Yes I have. What bothers me is whether there could be different notions of mathematics underlying these hypotheses - yet are these notions in any way connected?
Feb
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asked In what way are the Mathematical universe hypothesis and A New Kind of Science connected
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awarded  Nice Question
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