What is space ?

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by river, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well, you asked the question. What was your point in asking it?
     
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  3. river

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    Because I wanted to know how you thought of space .

    You think of space as three dimensional
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You did not read the post.
    It is empirical. It is true for everyone, everything, everywhere, all the time.

    My spaceship - yours too - operates on it, whether or not we're even alive.
     
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  7. river

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    I did read your post but did not catch your drift .

    Space is space , nothing more nothing less , is that what you are saying Dave ? Then I agree
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    As elsewhere, you keep repeating this, despite the fact that I've demonstrated that dimensions are an essential component of space.

    And, as elsewhere, unless you've got more than mere repetition, your argument is busted.
     
  9. river

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    Nothing new guy of course space has dimensions , three of them , room , remember me saying , to manifest .

    Naturally space can have " dimensions " mathematically , just because of space has existence .

    The same as any object has geometry . No surprise
     
  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Your acknowledgement is accepted.
    (We'll just let pass that you started off asserting the opposite.)
     
  11. river

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    Because dimensions are mathematical concepts

    Space is space , its meaning never changes , no matter what situation or context it is used .
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I have demonstrated that they are very real phenomena, that can be explored right there in your own home.

    You don't need a spaceship. A few toothpicks will suffice to observe that space is composed of three physical dimensions, no more no less.

    What
    is your lack of any supporting argument.
     
  13. river

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    Ahh..

    If I take one dimension out of the mathematical dimension equation does this change space in reality ?

    No
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    But we are not talking about mathematics, are we?

    We're talking about real, physical space. Go ahead and try to take a dimension out of that. Space is three physical dimensions.
     
  15. river

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    We are talking mathematics .

    My point being , taking a dimension out of the mathematical equation does not change space its self .
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    No, we are not. Time for you to do some review. Or simply look at the thread title. Or your own posts:

    "...manifest and therefore exist ..."

    "...needed for anything to manifest in a physical state..."
     
  17. river

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    My post # 50
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The goalposts shall not be moved.
     
  19. river

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    Then answer my post #50
     
  20. river

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    I'm so use to people thinking of space in mathematical terms.

    So what is space Dave ?

    Space to me is not defined by dimensions , space is ROOM for things to exist . Nothing more nothing less .
     
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  21. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    There should be room for reason in all the psychogabble. But no...
     
  22. river

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    So what is space Dr-Toad ?
     
  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Then you are missing out. That would explain why you are having trouble with this question.

    Indeed. Any you cannot have room without 4 dimensions.
     

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