I am not making a claim.. The math itself is.. The light cone diagram [see below ] often used as a part of understanding Minkowski/Einstein space time [therefore Special Relativity Theory as generally accepted], is. I am simply asking a question about what I observe that poses an intriguing question about the nature of time and how science, in particular Mathematics deals with it. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! image courtesy of wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity Observation: When studying the above diagram one can see that we have a future and past light cone with a Hyper Surface of the Present in between, can we conclude that the time duration of the Hyper surface (HSP) for any observer is zero? Given that absolute Rest is "forbidden" the answer can only be yes... [please correct me if I am wrong] The question: If the time duration between past and future, light cones, is zero then what mathematics can be used to describe the reality of the universe [ or any relevant observer frame of reference ] at that point in time? Or How does mathematics and physics accommodate the issue of an apparent zero duration existence?