Farid

What is your opinion on this? It is about empty space.

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If so, you should provide a reference.

google.com

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8 minutes ago, Farid said:

google.com

I looked there and only found a search engine. Perhaps I’m doing something wrong?

Perhaps you can suggest another source to review?

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I looked there and only found a search engine. Perhaps I’m doing something wrong?

Perhaps you can suggest another source to review?

search "space definition" in google.com. 

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19 minutes ago, Farid said:

search "space definition" in google.com. 

Done. Now which of those tens of thousands of results did you mean for me to read?

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Done. Now which of those tens of thousands of results did you mean for me to read?

I am talking about the following definition of space. 

a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied. [https://www.google.com]

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Was that so hard?

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12 hours ago, Farid said:

I am talking about the following definition of space. 

a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied. [https://www.google.com]

Please provide a proper source for this. Referencing a search engine is NOT a source. It doesn't tell us where the information comes from.

Here is a definition of "space" from a well known dictionary, Merrian-Webster:

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4a: a boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction infinite space and time
b: physical space independent of what occupies it

From: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space

Note that this definition contradicts your claim that space cannot be empty.

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Just now, Strange said:

Please provide a proper source for this. Referencing a search engine is NOT a source. It doesn't tell us where the information comes from.

Here is a definition of "space" from a well known dictionary, Merrian-Webster:

From: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space

Note that this definition contradicts your claim that space cannot be empty.

Empty space is the absence of protons, neutrons and electrons in a vacuum 

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1 hour ago, thethinkertank said:

Empty space is the absence of protons, neutrons and electrons in a vacuum 

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That's really for the OP to define. It will do no good to have competing definitions in play in this thread. 

 

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That's really for the OP to define. It will do no good to have competing definitions in play in this thread. 

I am talking  about empty space. 

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On 7/9/2019 at 12:05 PM, Farid said:

Let me restate why I said things about nothing having a size. The volume of a space is the same as the volume of an object in that space. Therefore, if space exists in which there is nothing, then the volume of that space equals the volume of nothing in that space. If size of nothing cannot be anything but zero, then space in which there is nothing is also zero in volume which means that there cannot be space in which there is nothing meaning that empty space cannot exist. 

That statement is absurd in my opinion. 

Glad to help!

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That statement is absurd in my opinion. 

Glad to help!

Most people seem to think that. 

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3 hours ago, Farid said:

Most people seem to think that. 

There is a reason for that

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On 7/10/2019 at 6:17 PM, Farid said:

I am talking about the following definition of space. 

a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied. [https://www.google.com]

This seems like a specific definition of empty space being applied to ALL space. It's unworkable as a scientific definition. It seems like you're purposely choosing an unworkable definition to show that your observation has merit, which is just a semantics trick. I, for one, wish you would stop wasting brain power and other intellectual resources to discuss these word games.

There are many interesting things to ponder about the universe, and this isn't even close to being one of them. This isn't even interesting nit-picking, and we LOVE nit-picking!

12 hours ago, Farid said:

Most people seem to think that. 

Because your reasoning in this regard is terrible.

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