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[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 3. Points in Space]

Full Idea

If there are such things as points in space, independently of any other object, then these points are by definition stationary (since to be stationary is to stay in the same place, and a point is a place).

Gist of Idea

If spatial points exist, then they must be stationary, by definition


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 03 'Search')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.45

A Reaction

So what happens if the whole universe moves ten metres to the left? Is the universe defined by the objects in it (which vary), or by the space that contains them? Why can't a location move, even if that is by definition undetectable?