tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post2758546183801984228..comments2019-02-18T14:06:02.354-08:00Comments on Dark Buzz: Clifford suggested matter could curve spaceRogerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03474078324293158376noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-3508773665832189112018-07-25T10:04:03.776-07:002018-07-25T10:04:03.776-07:00Grassmann and Clifford were true geniuses. Way ahe...Grassmann and Clifford were true geniuses. Way ahead.MD Coryhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05342743632013663077noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-67080233810781565002018-07-25T10:00:33.596-07:002018-07-25T10:00:33.596-07:00How exactly does one curve an empty volume? Space ...How exactly does one curve an empty volume? Space is not matter or energy, it is a volume. To 'curve' something, it must have some tensile property capable of being acted upon mechanically...which space simply does not have. Space curvature is Einstein's attempt to avoid the action at a distance dilemma of posed by Newtonian gravity, but it creates a bigger problem than it purportedly resolves, namely, the reliance on Math to be the cause of your heavy lifting, or physics. Thing is, Math doesn't 'do' anything, nor does it mysteriously carry forces, inform mass, or allow inexplicable magical miracles because you need one in order for your theory to work. You can create a mathematical space and twist it into a pretzel if you wish since it is all imaginary (i.e. Not real, fabricated), composed entirely of rules which you manipulate. Actual space is not an imaginary mathematical space open to such manipulations, so stop treating like one.CFTnoreply@blogger.com