What are the philosophical implications for a reality based upon Newtonian concepts of reality with time and space as absolutes
What are the philosophical implications for a reality based upon Einstein's concept of a four dimensional universe with a space-time continuum?
What does Philosophical implications for a reality based upon Newtonian concepts mean with time and space as absolutes.
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These are some very deep questions to same the least, but I shall endeavour to do my best explaining it to you.
I think we must start with the question of how we make observations about our universe. The process is known as "abstraction." What this means is that we abstract (choose, pick) a subset of total possible observations and then make conclusions about the whole. If you think about this for a while you will come to realize that this process is fundamentally flawed because it will only produce approximations of reality. The reality is the whole. My observations are merely a part of the whole, and any system which tries to draw conclusions about the whole when it can only assess or observe a part will create problems. That's the first thing to understand.
Therefore, we need to understand that the process of abstraction is fundamentally limited. If we assume that it is not limited, our thinking will run into dead ends. This is the essence of Newtonian concepts of reality.
What does this mean? "Newtonian" is named after Sir Isaac Newton, the brilliant scientist and mathematician who uncovered the three basic laws of motion that every student of physics learns in his lifetime. You probably know them yourself. So what's wrong with these "laws of motion"? They're okay, and they work fairly well...most of the time. Most of the time? Yes, most of the time. You see, Newtonian mechanics (mathematical expressions that describe the motion of bodies) only approximates reality. It works really well for every day objects that we ...