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Oct 01, 1999 01:59 PM

by Gerald Schueler

>>As we perceive/live it, time and space are separate - not Einsteinian. Well, this may be your perception, but it is not mine. Instead of the word time, Blavataky used motion, which implies some mass moving through space, and speed or velocity always implies time. So how can anyone move through space (i.e., exist) and not have a sense of time? All bodies (anything with a mass) moves through both time and space together. Maybe you don't perceive it that way, but once we are aware of it, its pretty easy. >>We do not perceive relativity. Not as a physical object maybe, but we do as a concept or idea. Actually, the whole idea of everything being relative to everything else is close to a Buddhist view. In the Einsteinian sense, though, all that is really relative is motion (which includes aging as a time-dependent process). >> Rather, Einsteinian theory applies to the universe as we mathematically model it using geometry (space) to model energetic states (vectors) according to uniform mechanical motion (clocks - taken as the physical representative of time since time eludes definition so far). >> While what you saying is certianly true, it is not fair to limit the theory of relativity to a mathematical plaything. If physics is not applicable or relevent to life, then what good is it? Math is a language of relationships, and those relationships are very real. My point in the essay that you disliked so much is that time, space, and form all come into existence together, and are only meaningful together. Pure space with nothing in it is a meaningless concept, and does not exist anywhere except in our imaginations. Same with form without space to contain it. >>In otherwords, to take time as the fourth dimension and vector states as 12 dimensions is to take literally the useful mathematical analogy of thinking about energy states and time geometrically (spatially). Grigor Ananikian>> And the fifth dimension is consciousness. Have a nice day. Jerry S.

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