Mind, Matter and Energy are what I would consider to be the three jewels of MMT. What can you think of that is not composed of at least one of these three elements. Sound and light are forms of vibrational energy. Space-time has been assumed to be forged within the higher dimensions (possibly the 10th-see Rob Bryanton's "Imagining The Tenth Dimension" for more on this subject) from the elements of matter and energy. Modern physics would have you believe that the universe is finite in space as well as time. It points to red-shift data (this form of analysis measures light from both nearby and distant stars to estimate distance and time relative to earth,) and declares that the universe is a mere 12 to 14 billion years old, with our solar system being only 4.5 billion years old. I find it interesting that the point furthest from earth (as currently observed by our telescopes) is considered the end of space-time and the beginning of our universe. I also find it odd that scientists believe that the universe is expanding, when it is clear that data is inconclusive in this matter. In fact, there is significant data that disproves this theory of an expanding universe all together. There have been documented observations of stars which appeared clearly within the "red," which are now moving "blue." This would indicate that the stars are not moving away from us, but around and through us. Picture an ocean of spiraling galaxy super clusters, within which lie swirling galaxy clusters, galaxies and within them solar systems, planets, beings, cells, atoms, subatomic particles and so on, into infinity. The spectrum may have no end in sight, either way out on the scale. This view is much more consistent with what we see in nature already. Fractal geometry and chaos theory both support a much more complex view of the universe than is currently accepted. It would seem pretentious of us to assume that we lie within the center of the universe, and yet this theory is common today amongst astronomers and physicists. Would it not be more logical to assume that our ability to observe the heavens is (as of yet) unable to find the end of our known universe? Would it not also be more prudent to advise students that we actually do not know if the universe began with a Big Bang, when the universe began, or even if the universe is finite or infinite in both space and time? These questions are no longer being asked, and THEY SHOULD BE!!! It is much more logical to question if the universe had a beginning at all, than to assume that it emerged out of a giant explosion of "absolutely nothing" or even an explosion of "pure energy." What is "pure energy" anyway?
Again here are the BIG questions we all need to re-ask:
1.) What makes up the universe we live in?
2.) How was our universe created/born?
3.) When was our universe born?
4.) Was our universe and all others always in existence?
5.) How large is our universe? Is it finite or infinite?
We need to keep nature in perspective when we ask these questions, what do we see in smaller systems, like eco-spheres?
"...As above, so below..." -Annonymous