Spacetime is a framework and that means it is not the whole deal.
If you have shuffled snow or autumn leaves, then you know that when you give the stuff a good shove, the pile can move out a bit further sometimes than what you expected. The snow or the bunched leaves can end up further than what appears the regular distance.
It’s called Conservation of Momentum. When there is more stuff, then the push can give the pile momentum that lasts then longer collectively before it stops moving.
Take pushing a single leaf with a broom, for instance, and it won’t get all that far. More exterior forces can slow a single leaf down compared to forty leaves bunched together and then shoved in a single direction.
With forty leaves bunched together, there is on average less force per leaf that can slow down that leaf; the grouping makes the forty leaves get pushed out further than the single leaf. The pile moved in tandem and that limits the grip the exterior forces have. In the end, the leaves do stop of course.
- Planet Earth spins, and there is not much that is stopping that momentum. There are exterior forces, but they are not involved in stopping the planet from spinning. So, basically, the spin that got established for the proto-matter that ended up being Earth is the same spin (more or less) we have today.
- While in space, we can also see that Earth revolves around the Sun, and this motion has momentum, too. Not much that is stopping it. We are influenced, however, by other objects in space. The Moon, for instance, is quite important in establishing the shift in tides we experience on a monthly basis. The Sun does so on a daily basis. Moon and Sun tug on us.
- The Solar System (and Earth) are involved in the circular dance of the Milky Way as well. Our galaxy has quite the rotating speed, faster than the other two motions mentioned above.
- The fastest speed, nevertheless, is the singular direction that the Milky Way (and Earth) are involved in. This speed dates back all the way to its initial moment, 13.8 billion years ago. This moment is not the beginning of time or space, of course, but it is the beginning for Matter on the move.
We are not involved in any other motions, that is, other than our own personal decisions to move about our planet. So, four motions, four momentums declare our movement through space.
Notice how Spacetime is not about the fastest motion we are involved in.
Newton, for sure, did not know that our Milky Way is a galaxy. Einstein was alive when more became known about galaxies.
Yet neither incorporated the fastest speed we are involved in with their modeling. Both ignored the momentum established by the materialization process itself.
When leaves change behavior, when pushed and shoved because now they are bunched together behaving as one, then it is obvious that the model that explains all behaviors of matter in space should incorporate the singular motion of the collective matter of the Milky Way as well. It is the fastest of all speeds for all matter in our galaxy. There are collective behaviors in play.
Einstein’s Spacetime predicts the behavior of matter in space correctly, but it does not explain all correctly. It leaves out the fastest momentum matter is involved in and declares this level therefore null and void in explanatory value.
Spacetime is incomplete, even when it correctly predicts the behavior of matter.
The conclusion is then similar to measuring one’s height with a tape measure — Always correct, right? — and this then not explaining how you got to be this tall.
- The measurement is correct, yet the explanations are falling short.
The tool (the framework) is never the true reality itself, and we should not worship a tool (or framework).
- The tool expresses reality per the tool.
Spacetime falls short of explaining the behavior of matter. It is just a tool, and it fails to incorporate the fastest speed we are involved in. Spacetime does not explain it all.