Leibniz and this nonlocal, relativistic world

Leibniz was centuries ahead of his time when he deduced 
by simple logic (in his Monadology) that the world is nonlocal
(although he did not use that word). Science would be much 
further ahead of where it is today had it followed Leibniz 
instead of Descartes at that split in the road back in the 
17th century. Instead, it adopted Newton's world of absolute time
and space.  

Like Kant a century later, Leibniz saw that space and time
by themselves are not fundamental substances, but are
simply intuitions. They do not exist separately as physical 
quantities. because they they are not extended in space. 
Physical objects are extended in space, but it makes no sense 
to say that space physically exists (is itself extended in spacetime), 
or that time exists by itself in spacetime.  Space  and time, like mind, 
or like consciousness, are real but are mental and 
so are outside of spacetime, which alone is the physical 
domain of existence.

Later Einstein also came to see that space itself 
does not physically exist, it is simply the curved 
mathematical path that objects with mass create
and must follow. Similarly, time is not a physical entity, it is 
a mathematical entity.   Hence the relativity of space and time,
space beling the relative distance between objects, not the
absolute distance. Similarly, Leibniz understood time to be
not physical, but the sequential order of events.

Without going into much more detail at this point, 
Leibniz believed that at the same time, physical bodies 
do exist in spacetime (you can stub your toe),  
but, being in spacetime, exist in a less fundamental
ssense than mind or consciousness, which, being outside of
space, are everywhere at the same time. 

What are quanta, then? My personal view is that, being 
everywhere at the same time, not specifically at a particular 
(place, time) in spacetime, quanta are a subcategory or type 
of mind which can be defined mathematically as random fields 
of probable existence.  On the other hand, monads are 
respresentations of physical objects which actually exist 
in spacetime (have probability of one). Perhaps   we
might define monads as quanta. or colonies of quanta, with 
a probable existence of 1.

Nonlocality is sxpecifically represented in the perceptions of
each monad. These are not what we usually consider as perceptions, but, 
because monads cannot interact directly, and thus have no windows, 
they are indirect perceptions (properties of existence, data states) 
given to each monad by the supreme monad as continual updates.
In other words, monads cannot see each other. 
These  perceptions are perceptions of all of the other monads
in the universe imperfectly -- to various degrees of clarity
and distortedness. 

The physical world itself is perceived by each monad
in the usual way, through the senses of the homunculus in each

Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 3/22/2013 
"Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous."
- Albert Einstein

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