However, 'everything (the universe) cannot be relative, for
there is nothing outside the universe for it to be relative TO; it is
all- encompassing and sui generis, and as such cannot be said to itself
occupy a position relative to anything else, for there is nothing else
is the meaning of 'universe - all).
Isn't this a bit like the mathematician who defined his sheep into the
pen instead of opening the gate? Could I not just as truthfully say that
there are places in the universe where time has not yet gone?
Perhaps I can pre-empt the possible argument that any place where time
has not yet gone is not a "place" by definition, by mentioning that if
this is so, then necessarily the very early universe did not exist in
space because time could not have existed in the same way as it does
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