the diff between

newtonian mechanics

and special relativity is not

as great as the conceptual gap

between the latter & general relativity

.

the key shift

from newtonian to

special relativistic mechanics

is abandonment of the independence

of time, subsumed in minkovski's spacetime

.

but the key shift

between special and general

relativity is the abandonment of the concept

of a constant spacetime. now it is dynamic, affected

by the very mass that inhabits it. it is not

so much a warping, but of

"removing" it from

consideration

.

of course

there's no free lunch

the continuum stress-energy

relations don't solve

themselves

.

. .

.

. . .

*physics disciplines thought experiments as poetry disciplines metaphors*

but only logic has an inner discipline

*y manin, 2002*

newtonian mechanics

and special relativity is not

as great as the conceptual gap

between the latter & general relativity

.

the key shift

from newtonian to

special relativistic mechanics

is abandonment of the independence

of time, subsumed in minkovski's spacetime

.

but the key shift

between special and general

relativity is the abandonment of the concept

of a constant spacetime. now it is dynamic, affected

by the very mass that inhabits it. it is not

so much a warping, but of

"removing" it from

consideration

.

of course

there's no free lunch

the continuum stress-energy

relations don't solve

themselves

.

. .

.

. . .

but only logic has an inner discipline