The origin of the idea of the absoluteness of rest can be traced to Newton’s description of absolute space which he thought was extensive, fixed and immovable for all bodies.
The idea of a fixed and immovable absolute space constitutes the first suggested description of an absolute state of rest in the universe. This is an important historical information that I want you to have from this article.
Now, this short but very important scientific article has come because of the relevance of this idea which has now being transformed and rightly addressed by post-modern physics. This article is therefore explicit about how absoluteness is attached to rest in the universe.
Newton, in the Principia, attached absoluteness to the state of rest of absolute space, but in post-modern physics, absoluteness is attached directly to the two forms of rest in the universe.In post-modern physics, absoluteness is attached directly to the two forms of rest in the universe.Click To Tweet
I really hope you can see the difference already between how absoluteness is applied in classical physics and in post-modern physics even as I proceed to further discuss this topic. Also, it is very important for you to read the article below on how the correspondence principle relates the two forms of rest in the universe:
After Newton introduced the idea of a fixed absolute space, modern physics came and up-turned everything, and strongly refuted the idea of a fixed absolute space in the universe, rather it became that space could expand and contract and was no longer an absolute entity in physics.
Nevertheless, post-modern physics is still pointing to us a state of absolute rest in the universe and this time it does not indirectly apply to absolute space as Newton had thought, rather it applies directly to the two forms of rest in the universe.
Understanding how these two proposals are different will go a long way in showing you something profound about the universe, which is that Newton’s idea of an absolute state of rest applies to absolute immovable space, but the post-modern idea of an absolute state of rest applies directly to the two forms of rest in the universe which are experiences of bodies and not of a non-material entity like absolute space.
The above gives you an understanding of the post-modern view of rest in the universe. Newton’s absolutism takes that it is absolute space that is at absolute rest, but post-modern absolute relationism takes that it is the two forms of rest, which are uniform rest and accelerated rest, that are absolute.
Now, if modern physics could deny and refute the existence of the absolute rest of non-material absolute space, wouldn’t it be easier to refute the existence of the absoluteness of the two possible states of rest of material bodies?
This is all the more because our physical observations of bodies do not prove the absoluteness of the rest states of bodies. In the study of the relativity of uniform frames, we have no preference for any uniform frame. This is what is meant in special relativity by the laws of physics are the same for all inertial reference frames.
Also, using the new terms of absolute relativity and not special relativity, there is no way we can really tell if a body is at uniform rest or in uniform motion. So, how then can we say that uniform rest is absolute as post-modern physics now informs us?
This directly implies that we can distinguish between uniform rest and uniform motion and that the laws of physics are not really or underlyingly the same for all inertial reference frames. This is true to an extent and the limited validity of this formerly general assertion or thesis is one of the factors that goes a long way in showing us the true laws of physics.
I have talked about why we can’t distinguish between uniform rest and uniform motion and also between accelerated rest and accelerated motion in some of my articles. (I will like you to follow the three links in this paragraph because they are very important.)
So, in this article, I just want to emphasize the absoluteness of the two forms of rest and to further show you that I understand the implications of this new thesis and also to relate it with Newton’s view of absolute rest for absolute space.
Newton’s absolute space is no longer at rest and immovable; it is now dynamic and movable. However, we have gone further to really attribute and to attach rest to (the two forms of) rest itself.
The two forms of rest of bodies are absolute in the universe. They are preferred frames of reference, in fact, every frame has a measure of peculiarity in post-modern physics due to the new philosophy of absolute relationism.
The pure absolutism of classical physics and the pure relationism of modern physics no longer exist, what now exists is the beautiful unity of both philosophies called absolute relationism. The absoluteness of the two forms of rest is one of the natural results of absolute relationism.The absoluteness of the two forms of rest is one of the natural results of absolute relationism.Click To Tweet
This new philosophy takes us deeper into the understanding of the universe beyond what our physical perceptions and experiences inform us, for they cannot be trusted to yield the true description of reality.
Our physical experiences of motion, and especially of uniform motion, does not in any way expose to us the absoluteness of uniform rest. We really needed a deeper science to unveil this to us which is absolute science.
According to this new science, for all uniform frames, uniform rest is absolute; while for all accelerated frames, accelerated rest is absolute. This is the basic understanding of the absoluteness of the two forms of rest in the universe.For all uniform frames, uniform rest is absolute; while for all accelerated frames, accelerated rest is absolute.Click To Tweet
It is now the new position of physics that the two forms of rest are absolute for all bodies. This simple revelation will be greatly and practically explored in this new era to give us a better utilization of energy.
You must take note that the understanding of the absoluteness of the two forms of rest is central to absolute science and not to the relative science of other eras. We understand and make this assertion based on a new understanding of the universe that modern physics could not have foreseen.
In post-modern physics, rest in its two forms is now what is directly absolute and not rest as it is indirectly attached to absolute space in classical physics or in the Principia.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa