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Einstein continued that special relativity does not necessarily rule out the aether, because the latter can be used to give physical reality to acceleration and rotation.
The light is not just going directly from the bulb into into your eyeball; most is not, and much of that light reflects off the surfaces it encounters, some of which them makes its way to your eye, as discussed in this humorous Feyman explanation:
obviously if i am looking directly at the lightbulb of a lamp, it seems that the photons travel from the bulb in a linear direction, towards my eyeball.. but if that were so, how would someone in the next room see that light affecting walls in the hallway, etc..? Has science begun thinking about the universe, as it would appear from a TRULY objective point-of-view..?
You have a point that curved spacetime is curved because of matter, so you could call it "space-time curved by matter". Mass does factor into it. You could call it different things as long as everyone agrees on what to call it. We still refer to "electron orbitals" even though we know electrons don't really orbit the nucleus. We could make a whole dictionary of terms that could be refined...but most are too established to realistically change them.
first off, correct me if I'm missing something, but it seems to me that the variable of space/time seems to be self-contradictory.. "time" can only be experienced as change in Matter and cannot be seen to take place in a vacuum besides the effect of gravity has on matter and so it seems that the variable should be defined as matter/time..
Glad you liked the video. Feynman takes what can be a dry subject and adds some interesting anecdotes to try to make it not so dry, which you just saw an example of, which is why I like his lectures.
I'm just wondering if mathematics and physics could benefit from mapping the behavior of an object without the bias of perspective .....
I'm most interested in expanding the frontier which humanity can explore and learn from.. everything from communication to artistic expression would be dramatically revolutionized were a "unified field theory" to become simple enough anyone could understand it..