I’ve recently noticed a new geological phrase in use – “Deep Time”, for example:
Do we junk notions of ‘deep time’ and geology as a way of understanding the world simply because the depositional record is incomplete in places?
Time is an artefact and not a physical object. It is actually memory in action, without which we could not comprehend moving objects. But it is not a physical anything so it cannot lave length, or size and certainly it cannot be ‘deep’ in a physical sense. Perhaps in a metaphorical sense and then its practitioners would be denizens of The Matrix, that imaginary mindscape fabricated by the reality-fleers where time has been reified. The Matrix is the world of space-time, the fourth dimension invented by Albert Einstein, a permanent resident of The Matrix.
Space is the absence of matter and physically “nothing”. Space-time thus becomes the product of nothing times memory, and you would need to have taken leave of your senses if you believe this nonsense.