I was thinking on AI and how it may be used demonstrate the principles of evolution, and how it would work. Now, I’m not in any kind of field that deals with this, but I think modern computers could be the key to understanding, and answering question about the nature of our existence. I don’t know about everyone else, but I write things out when I think through them as if I was explaining it to someone. Doing this helps because I thnk of the questions someone might ask me if we were talking about it. This helps me to think through things. I know someone would point out that, to be fair, if we were going to create an analgous scenario for athesitic naturalsim’s explanation of life, we couldn’t begin with an AI; we would need to begin with nothing.
We couldn’t begin with a computer. We couldn’t even begin with an empty room with filled with all the required parts for a computer. We would have to begin with litteraly nothing. Matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed, but moved is no problem. But space? I know the popular interpretation of nothing is a vacum. But a vacum is still in space. It seems to me that it would be impossible to remove space from an area, at least as far as I know. But can it be destoryed? I hear the popular level explanantion of theories given by theoretical physicists about warp drive, and worm holes, where space is stretched, bent, or folded over on itself. This has always caused me to ask what is space?
Space has a deflection strength; as I understand it, it is 10 to the 20th power greater than steel. Gravity is the warping of space. If I asked what is the composition of steel that gives it such strength, you could say it is a particular lattice arrangement of certain types of atoms. What if I asked, what is the composition of space that gives it such strength? Certainly it is not a lattice of atoms. But, if it can be deflected, if it can be warped by matter, it has to be something. I did that thing that scholars hate to hear, probably as much as the family Doctor hates to hear it when his patient comes in for a visit, I googled it.
To be exact, I googled my first thought, can space be destoryed? Quora was the first thing that popped up, and someone there said, yes it can. But his explanation had to do with true and false vacums. I called B.S. on it. I obviously am not a physicist. I understand things at a popular level. So, an explanation of what space is made of would have to be a simple one. But, as I have heard, if you cannot explain it to a kid, you don’t understand it yourself. If anyone can explain it in a “what is space made of for dummies” kind of way. I would like to hear it. I have googled this question before, and I couldn’t find an answer. I could find articles talking about the question, but no articles talking about the answer.