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The Semantics of Absolute Space

Constantin Antonopoulos
Year: 1994 Pages: 6
Keywords: growing in space, length contraction
Some elementary logical facts are recalled, such as, that growing in space presupposes space, or that the growing of things in space is not at all like the (alleged) growing of space. It is argued that space is not even a thing in the first place (I can take the picture of an object in space; but can I take the picture of space?) It is shown that questions of the type ?does space grow? = ?what is the extension of space? = ?what is the extension of extension?, are completely meaningless. Finally, it is proved that Einstein?s equation for length contraction, rather than contradicting the existence of a constant space, in actual fact presupposes it.