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Re: I Have Always Heard That Matter Can Neither Be Created Nor Destroyed

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Posted by Tomislav Strelar/">Tomislav Strelar on September 10, 1998 10:10:20 UTC

: This question is much more general than you think.

: What is the minimum distance an object can travel?

: If time moves forward continuously, then there is no minimum. : If time moves in "steps" then there is a minimum, based on the speed of the train.

: You see, that is like asking, before the train reaches it's first centimetre, what is the furthest it could possibly have moved?

: To make a long story short, I don't know.

I belive that spacetime is quantized. In the past people thought that, for example light (or any other electromagnetic wave) is continuus, but as it turned out they were wrong. I am not an expert, but I belive that spacetime MUST be quantized.

If it were not the tortois will surely beat Achilles :)

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