Mohsen Ravanbakhsh wrote: > Bent, Stathis, > > Suppose that space is discrete. It has some elementary unit. Let's call > it SU. > Suppose there are 3 of these units out there in a right triangular > fashion( L shape) > Then what is the distance between two distant angles? is it made up of > some integer numbers of space unit? Pythagoras' theorem says no. You > might say we can not measure such distance because when we're talking > about elements of space there should be nothing smaller than it... So > what is that distance? How you gonna make a discrete space when it's > intuitively continuous.
How are you going to circumnavigate the Earth when it's intuitively flat? Maybe you can't arrange such a triangle for the smallest units. The metric that gives x^2 + y^2 = r^2 only one possibility (and one we think doesn't apply near matter because of general relativity). Brent Meeker --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---