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  1. It seems odd that the biggest search engine throws everything at you by default and compromises your privacy and StartPage and DDG protect your privacy and make exposure to nudity porn an opt-in feature.
  2. 'Physical' pertains to physics, which is described with maths.
  3. Another way of calling it could be 'functional urge'.
  4. Magic is a function of naive ignorance and once one is enlightened the magic disappears.
  5. I looked deep into the recesses of my memory and couldn't find that word that I knew I knew. Dogs circling before lying down might be one such instance as they flatten down imaginary long grass. Your examples are actually called 'primordial emotions', I think.
  6. Yes, it's a necessary visual device to imagine an outside but we should be mindful it is not actually part of that model. The MV model is another different model but don't mix them up and it's not generally accepted as the mainstream model.
  7. Space is created between things, so, we don't need an 'outside'.
  8. The trouble is the instalment of Trump as president has lowered the bar to the extent that anybody thinks they can do it
  9. You need to be familiar with the consensus definition of the words used in a particular discipline, like 'space'.
  10. Yes, good point. I should have said: "With respect to the written word".
  11. Do we understand the essential ontology of anything? All we can do is surround a thing with words without actually ever capturing and consuming it to the extent of understanding its underlying nature; we are limited by our available means of expression and symbology.
  12. Space is not a thing and neither is spacetime. To my mind, space and volume are interchangeable; one is talking about the same thing.
  13. What is your notion of space and why is it not equatable with volume?
  14. If there was no quantum foam? Does the volume not belong to the quantum foam?
  15. I agree with the premise of the OP. Space is volume and volume is a property of things. If there is no thing, there is no space and by that logic can have no size. I'm including no virtual particle sea or foam.