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Size does not exist

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I go to sleep at night.
Whilst I am asleep, the whole universe doubles in size.
Instantaneously.
Including me.
And my rulers.
I wake up and do not notice the change.
It happens whilst I am awake.
In fact its size varies widely to any size you like.
It is impossible to detect this.
Therefore it has no meaning.
It does not exist.
The universe has no size.

Clocks run fast.
Then slow.
So does my biological clock.
Therefore the universe has no time.

I get a voice-mail from an alien.
He says his heart is on the left hand side.
I ask him what "left" means.
He says its the opposite of "right".
We want to exchange this meaning using pure information.
Without referring to a common object connecting us.
We fail.
We cannot share left and right without observing the same object.
Therefore there is no difference between left and right.

He claims to be a mirror image of me.
I am unable to establish this by any means.
He may look just like me.
Therefore reflection is meaningless.

The alien says my clocks go anti-clockwise
I say that he must be wrong.
We cannot agree.
We cannot even decide if they go the same way.
Pure information is not powerful at all.

I ask what it means to be alien.
He says he is not sure.
We share information to find what alien means.
We can only share what is not alien.
We learn to be not alien.
We only know what things used to mean.

I know of a room where nothing changes.
So nothing can be known of the room.

Am I right?


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