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"Freedom" Of Movement?

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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on November 7, 2001 04:14:58 UTC

There is a logical discrepancy when physicists explicitly define dimension as “freedom of movement.”

In order for a concept to be per se applicable to a science like math or physics, that concept needs to be defined in such a way as to allow no latitude, or “fudging.” That is, the concept needs to be either black or white; there can be no gray area for such considerations.

But “freedom of movement” is gray, and here’s why:

There is no genuine freedom of movement in space-time. If there were, I could be on the surface of Pluto in a nanosecond. But I cannot. It’s not physically possible. I couldn’t even reach the sun in less than eight minutes.

Clearly, time and space are elementary components of the same entity.

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