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Re: Space

Oct 04, 1999 02:25 AM
by hesse600

Gerald and Jerry wrote:
(or are you the same?)
> The equation space=infinite is diametrically
> opposed to Einstein's Theory of Relativity,
> which is admittedly still a theory albeit a
> fairly universally accepted one.

> Space, as understood
> in modern science is not infinite (it was with
> the old steady state theory, but not with the
> commonly accepted Big Bang theory). Our
> universe is not infinite, but spherical and
> expanding outward like a blown-up balloon.

However much relativity claims that space is a finite
thing, I still have trouble believing and understanding it.
It reminds me of the very simple explanation why there is
not a number which is the greatest. say that 100000 is the
highest number, one can always add one to it.
Even with space being curved (which seems to be how it is
explained) I do not see how beyond the curve there isn't
space, even if it is 'empty' space.
Also: the astral seems to me to be linked to the physical.
One does not exist without the other. Spirit without matter
is an abstraction, according to theosophy (as in HPB and
the Mahatma's). So if physical space is finite, how can
spiritual space be infinite?

But I think the solution is that physical matter is finite.
Our science knows a lot about matter. There is a certain
mass of matter, that's clear, and also a logical necessity.
The space it is embedded in gets curved by the matter, but
need not, in my opinion, be finite as well.

NHL Leeuwarden

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