Pontificating: that time and space are not absolutes. time at least is a man-made concept. the concept of 'space' , as we know it, is being challenged daily. that space is not actually just space, with black holes populating our universe like potholes in the way. some so large that they appear to be just empty spaces, some so small that they trip us up in our search for the edges of our horizons. time, the enemy of life, is not as precise as we would like it to be. in fact, particles appearing in places at the same time, shames the whole concept of time itself, denying its very existance. the space/time variable keeps turning on its head, its very revolutions, making the layman weep. Where would we be if neither existed, or only used as a tool for measurement when needed, instead of being the backbone of every measurement we make. if Columbus hadnt thrown the map of a flat world out the window in his time wecould not have conceptualised all other concepts that weve discovered since. Can we not throw the space/time concepts out the window too, and saythat neither time as a singular linear concept exists, nor space as a singular 3dimensional entity, we know it. they exist when we see the smaller picture, and cannot be totally ignored, but they dont govern the big picture. like the world , which is flat for all of our purposes; the ground we stand on is flat and can be measured as such, and we were not incorrect to say that the world was flat, its just that it was and is flat on the smaller scale. i think that doing away with time and space as absolute concepts is possibly a psychological exercise more than anything else. if i had believed all my life that the world was flat and measured my very existance in that thread, i too would deny that it was actually a measly little ball hanging on out space by some vague force. similarily, time and space may well be great variables of measurement for physics as we know it, but when we look at the larger picture, these two trusted friends of science let us down. Perhaps we should do away with them or improve on their very qualities giving us several variable concepts of time and several variable concepts of space instead of just one. Doesnt QM by its inferences actually promote this? Or is it just that i was dropped in a cauldron of dodgy herbs as a baby?