Muratus Lecture I: Space and Time
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This lecture told us of Muratus del Mur’s views on time. He gave the caveat that his views were odd and not presented in order to have an argument.
We begin with the nature of space:
Let’s say time is a result of the nature of space, its “expansion” in all directions, like a balloon. It’s actually not an expansion, it just gets more diluted. The problem is with space, not with time. Time is the most exciting thing to make theories upon, but it’s just a result of something bigger, and that’s the structure of space itself.
Let me try to put this in a more plastic way.
Try to imagine a cube – the space inside it – give it a name, lets say space “A”. Then imagine another cube, identical only filled with space called “B”. To be clear, imagine two types of space as if they are different. Now, space A has a different density from space B. So space A is more ‘concentrated’ than space B.
Intersect those cubes now.
One of the spaces will start to dissipate and the other will start to get more dense, so that they become balanced. It will happen as a sort of movement.
At this point we become involved in a brief contemplation of one-dimensional space. This being paradoxical to a three-dimensional brain, Mur prefers to move past this part without confusing us with it. If you like, however, you may try to bear in mind that the ‘cubes’ he suggests are indeed these one-dimensional constructs.