Friday, January 24, 2014


The time is always, and the place is everywhere.
Dean Koontz

Space and time, time and space.

We all live in space.

We all pass our time in space.

The earth is in outer space.

Where is time?

Sometimes we are not aware of space as much as we are of the time that we spend or occupy in that space.

We have heard or said, “Don't space out” or “You're spacing out!”.

The presence of drugs is not a prerequisite for this imperative.

But we don't usually hear or say, “Don't time out.”

Well, I suppose in sports it might be said.

We might occasionally hear or say, “Give me some time” and “Give me some space.”

We might have had a timeless experience, but never a space-less one.

We might say that we had the time of our lives, but we wouldn't say that we had the space of our lives.

Unless it was a parking space.

We say time is money, but we don't say space is money.

We sometimes run out of time, but do we ever run out of space ?

Maybe we do when we're putting clothes in the closet, food in the fridge, or people in a car.

What is a space-time continuum?

I'll look it up.

Wikipedia says:


GPB circling earth.jpg

In physics, spacetime (also space–time, space time or space–time continuum) is any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single interwoven continuum. The spacetime of our universe is usually interpreted from a Euclidean space perspective, which regards space as consisting of three dimensions, and time as consisting of one dimension (often termed Minkowski space or the fourth dimension). By combining space and time into a single manifold, physicists have significantly simplified a large number of physical theories, as well as described in a more uniform way the workings of the universe at both the supergalactic and subatomic levels.

Time is very important when we have to be somewhere, when we have to be on time.

When we aren't working, we pass away the time--- we let time slip by---and we don't pay as much attention to the time as when we are working.

We don't pay too much attention to space when we are working.

We ask “What time is it?”, not “Where am I? or “What space am I in?”

In our free time we do pay more attention to space; that is, where we are, and where we want to go.

All of these ruminations have little to do with the reason why I wrote this.

It's because of this article that I saw today:


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