Okay, what I'm doing here is writing about memes. Not memes as in jokes or humor, but memes as in ideas. The original description of the term.
As I'm using the term here, memes are ideas. Thoughts if you'd like. In this case a proposed thought that describes what the author (me in this case) proposes as something to think about. Properly speaking a meme does not have to be funny. It does need to provoke thought. That is, to get the reader to think about an idea. Evolution is a meme. Physics is a meme. The mechanism of evolution is a memeplex, a body of memes connected in some fashion so as to bolster or reinforce a proposition.
Today's meme has to do with what amounts to my description of the term, "metaphysics". I'm using the second definition of "metaphysics" from Merriam-Webster, which says in part, "A division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality...". In short, where physics deals with the physical, metaphysics deals with the nature of physics. In other words, how it works. We all know of gravity, but with Newton and Einstein their theories deal with how it works, and by extension why.
Which brings us to the nature or metaphysics of the universe. As I see it it works this way.
The universe is an expanding sphere. Last I've heard it's some 40 billion light years in diameter, though I could be wrong. It is also a solid sphere, being entirely space/time in composition with no gaps. Indeed, there can be no gaps in space time. To make this simple, there can never be nothing. What we think of as nothing is just an illusion.
In addition space/time can be neither created or destroyed, only changed from one state to another. As I see it, it is either compressed (folded) or uncompressed (flat).
In addition space time as a whole is always in contact with itself. In a sense everything we know of is entangled, it is always entangled, and it can not be separated in any sense of the word from itself.
There are implications here, what those implications will have what for later. In case you're wondering, I like to think of myself as a theoretical metaphysician. Experimental metaphysican is another matter entirely and a field I'm just not competent in. In any case I'll write more on this subject later in the series.