Sunday, September 11, 2016

Philosophy Wire: Spacetime. Nothingness.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-09-11]: A new research tries to reconcile special relativity with quantum mechanics by introducing the possibility that physics at a certain point in space-time can be affected by what happens not only in proximity to that point but also at regions very far from it. [1] A world of unity. Where a small butterfly in Earth affects a planet at the corners of the universe. We live in such a world. We tried to break this world into pieces. And we failed miserably. Now we try to bring the pieces together. And we fail again. No, it is not that the butterfly affects that planet. It is that there is no butterfly. There is no planet. All there is is us… Alone. In nothingness…

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