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Gestalt hag
Existence is the natural state of the universe.

space objects
Nature of something.

all is flux
Nature of space

events cell
Creation of event cells

Topology of event cells

universal principle
The universal organising principle

curvature of space
Determination of the curvature of space

gravity scape
Cumulative effects of event cells

mass and weight
The creation of ‘gravity’ and ‘mass’

dynamic patterns
The dynamic patterns of space

matter from energy
The production of ‘matter’ from energy

energy gradient
About energy gradients

motion without movement
;About ‘motion without movement’

The speed of light

force without force
About ‘force without force’

ball on table
Inertia and momentum


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Space-matters references and notes . . .


Dirac, P A M, ‘Is There An Aether?’, Nature, Volume 168 (1951): 906.

Einstein, Albert (1924), ‘On the Ether’ in The Philosophy of Vacuum, edited by Simon Saunders and Harvey Brown, Clarendon Press, Oxford, Great Britain. Original published as ‘Über den Äether’, Schweizerische naturforschende Gesellschaft, Verhanflungen (1924), 105: 85–93. Translation © S W Saunders 1991.

Jacob, Maurice (1998), 'Antimatter', in Paul Dirac, the man and his work, Goddard, Peter (Ed), Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.

Koestler, Arthur (1973), The Act of Creation, Picador, Pan Books, Great Britain: 148.

Laughlin Robert B (2005), A Different Universe (Reinventing physics from the bottom down: 126.

Le Poidevin, R (2004), ‘Space, Supervenience and Substantivalism,’ Analysis, 64 (2004): 191–198.

Michelson, Albert A (1881), American Journal of Science, Vol. xxii (1881): 120.

Nerlich, Graham (1994), The shape of space, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, Great Britain.

Rundle, Bede (2004) Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Russell, Bertrand (1962), The Problems of Philosophy, Oxford University Press, London.

Wheeler, John A, Geons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam: a life in physics, with Kenneth Ford, W W Norton & Company, New York (1998): 235.

ibid: 236,

ibid: 149.

ibid: 268 and Chapter 11.

Wilczek, Frank, ‘Reference Frame: Mass without Mass 1: Most of Matter’, Physics Today, November (1999): 11.


Synoptic chart produced by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for 10.00 PM EST, 25 January 2002

hPa is the abbreviation for hecto pascal or 100 pascal, the SI unit of air pressure. 1013.325 hPa is the pressure of air in the International Standard Atmosphere and is equal to the previous standard of 1013.325 millibars or a column of mercury 760 mm high.

My continually referring to these cells as ‘event cells’ may seem tedious but as we proceed it will be realised how important, but how difficult, it is to keep in mind the idea of unremitting change and process.

I use the word ‘topology’ because the definition given in the OED more accurately expresses the importance of the intrinsicalness of the fluctuating event cells. The definition is: ‘A family of open subsets of an abstract space such that the union of any of the subsets and the intersection of any two of them are members of the family, together with the space itself and the null set’ (my italics).

A ‘parcel of air’ is how meteorologists refer to a coherent volume of air moving within the atmosphere.

Democritus said, ‘By convention hot, by convention cold, but in reality atoms and void . . .’ (Fr. 117, Diogenes Laertius IX: 72, my italics).

Image and explanation from UNSW Physics site:

An ‘idealised’ string means a string that is completely flexible and so can bend easily at either end, which of course is not the case in real life.

Image of patterns copied from: