the neighbour effect and time:
here we reject the theory of atomism, that of solid atoms moving around in a void, as being the case in actuality. it only leads to the paradox of empty space and alarming questions as to what happens when atoms leave each other, if they were together originally, could they ever return, and horrifying thoughts of violent collisions between matter, spatial chaos, and so on. atomism could only be real in a virtual sense. why does atomism seem as if it could be true? because we see objects "move" and have extrapolated all sorts of motion theories based on what we see. again, i posit that all matter stays in the same "place" in real space, that it merely changes state.
consider the evil demon, who delights in presenting the world in a way that could persuade you to believe in false things. it has shown you an object that feels real, that seems to "move" in space and so ergo you believe that all things must "move". nothing really "moves", all "motion" is virtual. even worse, when the scientist examines something under the microscope, the demon presents a compelling image for the scientist to see, it fixes the observations so as to "prove" the scientist's hypotheses. of course, later paradoxes imply the theories are invalid, are actually false. confound the demon by examining all the possibilities! the clock is ticking...
what is apparent, on the nature of change, is that the picture of a object moving across the static pixels of our eyesight involves replicating a change in light, the image of the object, along its perceived path. this is the most obvious way neighbouring matter influences an individual least bit of matter. it makes the other the same, or almost the same, as itself. it is like a wave of an order through space, "become like me!"
perhaps we cannot know how a least bit of matter would change in isolation, for none are. everything is connected. least bits of matter are perpetually influenced by their neighbours.