Registered: Dec 2003
As far as I understand it, it says that time is an emergent property from a network that resembles consciousness. (check out the chapter on Fundamental Physics).
Time has been understood for quite a while, but it seems like every time someone shows up to tell us, we remember certain parts and quickly forget the rest.
Let me ask you this, who said:
"Relative time is a measurement based on motion."
Think think think think....
Einstein? Yeah, he said that.
But Newton said before he did. Its in the Scholium to the Principia. And he wasn't actually the first to say it (it goes back to ancient philosophers).
Here's what I think the message of NKS should be, if not explicitly what it is:
The basic mathematical magnitudes of the model depict absolute matter, absolute time, and absolute space.
If this model is capable of measuring itself, then its measurements are relative matter, relative time, and relative space.
That is consistent with Newton's definitions, with Einstein's definitions, with the history of philosophy, but most importantly, this is a mathematical formalization of Leibniz's Monadology metaphysics.
The "absolute matter" entities are what Leibniz referred to as Monads.
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