While theorists attempt to discover the most fundamental constituent of the universe (photons, strings, etc), they are led to questions of the very nature of space itself. Is it fluid, granular; is space itself the fundamental particle? Yet, as the quest leads to ever smaller manifestations, it would seem a given that time, the other part of the equation, is simply composed of infinite units (moments) that can be divided into infinity. The question of how short a moment can be seems as unnecessary as how high one can count if given forever.

And, so, if space and time are intimately connected, it would seem that space (and matter, which could simply be seen as an event there in) can be divided into infinity.

The jist:

If time is simply an infinite number of infinitely small moments, and space is likewise composed of an infinite number of infinitely small units, then the logical conclusion would be unity.

x * 1/x = 1

infinity * 1/infinity = 1

Suggesting that time itself is but a single moment and space a single point.

Then, what is the distinction? IS there a true separation from one moment to the next, from one point in space to the next, or even between two moments or points that seem separated by the vastness of space and time itself?

Think Heisenberg. How can a there be a probability that a photon generated by the light in my kitchen could suddenly appear on the other side of the universe? Einstein didn’t go for that, because it denied the logical structure of the universe. Yet, current theories and observations suggest it is possible (though very, very unlikely).

And, if one must contend that the universe is ultimately ordered and logical, the most obvious answer may be that there is no actual separation.

Yet, the universe is, or seems to be, undeniably vast, and time to be flowing unstoppably into the past. The only piece left untouched in this age of science and proof, is thought. Consciousness itself. If logic leads us to a conclusion that the vastness of space and time do not, in fact, exist, then the only discerning element is perception itself.

I think, therefore, I am?