Stuff, Space, and Motion

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Suppose one categorizes the universe as composed of only stuff, space, and motion.

It seems that to define stuff one needs to identify something that stuff is not.

Let's assume that space is not stuff and thereby allow a definition of both stuff and space.

Now, let's throw in the common observation that stuff moves in space and further that there seems to be no way to totally prevent it from moving in space. It seems reasonable that stuff should need space to move and that motion needs both stuff and space to exist.

Another common observation is that there are many sub-types of stuff and a common opinion that these subtypes can and do under certain conditions transform from one subtype to another.

I think, it is commonly conceded that both stuff and motion are a form of energy and can and do transform into the other under certain conditions. If this is true then that seems to put space in the do little position of not being able to convert into stuff.

In the quantum environment it seems that stuff can appear and disappear, as if, by magic. But, what if it it is really transforming into space? If so, that would seem to make the argument that space is just another form of energy.

It would also seem to make for a harmonious universe.

What do you see as the pro and con issues concerning this perspective?
 

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Well, you've forgotten to account for time. Sure, stuff needs space to move around in, but if we're all stuck in the same moment of time, it's unlikely to be going very far.
 

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