Philosophy Friday

Philosophy of Relativity

   Masses, Oil on Canvas by Brandon Hingley

 

Masses, Oil on Canvas by Brandon Hingley

A Physicist Philosopher: The Thoughts of Albert Einstein.  

The most famous of physicists knew that matter could not exist as separate 'particles:

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and tfridao affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. ...
I wished to show that space time is not necessarily something to which one can ascribe to a separate existence, independently of the actual objects of physical reality. Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept 'empty space' loses its meaning.
Since the theory of general relativity implies the representation of physical reality by a continuous field, the concept of particles or material points cannot play a fundamental part, nor can the concept of motion. The particle can only appear as a limited region in space in which the field strength or the energy density are particularly high.”

When asked to sum up the general theory of relativity in one sentence:

“Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter.”

Matter is the matter and is connected across the universe. 

 

Words with Wednesday

Searing Seer

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I spy with my Infinite Eye

Pupils peering down from the sky;

Woodland fairies, hobbits, Horace,

Birdies eyes to chirp in chorus;

Third Eye Power to The Seventh Chakra

Egyptian, Hindu, Mystic Tantra

Celtic, Shaman, Americana;

Rise to the top to break through the crown

Sprouted at root, when I was low down;

Knowledge sacred, trees and earth,  

Shadows always show on dirt

Eye am barefoot and eye am free,

the counter culture, the natural high

the mystic wonder released on a sigh.

 

Celestial Sunday

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Today, the weather was weird. It was hot as hell and it was humid. I suppose I shouldn't complain, considering what other climates experience in equal and opposite extremes. And considering I hate the God-awful winter, I should be lounging poolside and shutting my mouth, being quiet and to just enjoy it. Today it stormed and acted foolish all the while it seemed to be clear. No grey looming skies but just a random crack of lighting and bam, it's full on storming. It rained while it was sunny and with blue skies. Beautiful and crazy as hell but not quite disastrous. While I had planned to discuss astrological phenomena, the phase of the moon on this celestial Sunday, I talk today about the weather. Not sure how to approach the sun being in cancer as I myself am a bit crabby. The new moon is still veiled, so the light is dim tonight, as is my intuition. Some days you just gotta wonder how the winds come and go as they do, wonder maybe why not you. 

Words with Wednesday

Newsworthy

On an illusory, sun-drenched day, 

Or in the twilight without end,

As lost in pillowed lofts of grey—

Remember to ignite your light!

 

Refuse invasive information,  

Blinding the squinted, omniscient Eye,               

Fattening souls, starved for sensation—                    

Remember to ignite your light!

 

Empathy from curiosity,    

Spares the fat yet stealthy cat,  

Preys on atrophied philosophy— 

Remember to ignite your light!

 

On a shattered, seeping, devoid day                                             

Or in the gloom and doom of Then                                            

As forever lost in drenched dismay—                  

Remembrance won’t reflect your light!

Ignite the light: Smile, I see you! :)

Ignite the light: Smile, I see you! :)