Caramba you believe in fatalism, and that's belief that all events are predetermined by a force which we have no control over to some point( Universe )
And i can agree to some extent. Is space real, or just a construct of the mind?
One cannot say what exists independently of mind. To do so is metaphysics.
One very important element of the scientific method is the formation of a falsifiable hypothesis.
While the above method has the virtue of being parallel to the given version of the scientific method, it does not satisfy me. I can't say that I've spent a great deal of time formulating a superior philosophical method;
But this is my friend variation :
1. Pose a question.
2. Refine the question into something explainable and conceivably answerable.
3. Gather information and resources (do a literature search).
4. Consider the logical space (that is, the space of possible answers).
5. Examine arguments for and against the various possible answers.
6. Design arguments and thought experiments for and against the various possible answers.
7. Analyze the results of these arguments: Which possible answers have been shown to be untenable? What do the various answers entail, or what are they entailed by? How does this affect the reasonableness of any given possible answer?
8. Form an opinion.
9. Publish results and conclusions.
10. Reformulate or abandon as necessary in light of responses.
And your scientific method for example :
1. Define the question.
2. Gather information and resources (do a literature search).
3. Form a plausible and defensible hypothesis.
4. Design arguments and thought experiments to defend the hypothesis.
5. Analyze the arguments and draw conclusions – has the hypothesis been demonstrated, or at least defended against possible objections?
6. Optionally, go back to step 3.
7. Publish results and conclusions.
8. Reformulate in light of responses (frequently done by other philosophers).
In any way, we cant approve all; [not enough evidence], and that's why we can not answer all these questions and approve our theory's by that, AND say that we have just, and that's it. IF THE WORLD IS "IT", why you even try to live???????
Because Space provided us a shelter for some reason.
Doubt that, fortunately, there is.
I believe one important distinction to be made tends to lead to sophistry. Evidence is not always as important as communicating the premises. Science relies on a falsifiable hypothesis as mathematics is its backbone, which is capable of conveying messages in the most clarity, and more importantly precision, to those familiar with its context. This is as opposed to philosophical experimentation, which relies heavily on the Socratic Method to determine the plausibility rather than the factuality of an idea. Philosophy only settles for a hypothesis rather than a falsifiable hypothesis because it is largely a science of linguistics.
Does infinity exist?
It all comes down to how many lines are within a perfect circle.
Let us assume there's an infinite empty space.
Any part of the space is infinitisimal as a (relative) proportion.
Space is requisite of a infinitismal point (which could be anywhere) and infinite relative volume. these proportions are co-dependant.
Now the only two states are simultaneous, and a unit of seperation exists which defines a definite 'TWO'. (Like distance defines two points.)
The seperation value can only be quantified as itself, but it is definite because two and only two states must exist in empty space. The value is constant in that it defines the only seperation of states.
Thus a value which is definite and constant is derived by empty space alone, though it isn't quantifiable.
Then all dimensional apparency is equally related to the above empty space constant.
And point is:
Talk about something, which he or me do not understand or know, SPACE.