Common Sense about Space, Time, and Infinity

How fast does time travel?

How far does time travel?

There are no answers. The questions are meaningless.

How far does space travel?

That question is meaningless too. These things don’t behave like matter or energy, which are finite. These things are infinite. Travel, speed, and distance are just two quanta of matter or energy relative to each other.

Take away all the matter and energy from the universe, except for one spaceship, and it wouldn’t matter whether it travelled at the speed of light or velleity, it would still seem not to move at all.

Seconds and eons don’t attach to time any more than inches and Astronomical Units attach to space. They just represent humans ticking away meaningless events in infinity or eternity. Space contains an infinite number of AUs and the amount of time between any two seconds is infinite. No matter how many steps you take toward infinity, you will always have an infinite distance ahead of you.

Mike Stone

Raanana Israel



Filed under Essays, Dilemmas, & Philosophy, Prose

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