Take a sheet of paper. Label it "X" at the top.<quoted text>
No, they are NOT shifting of arbitrary values assigned to objects. Thew values are not arbitrary.
This is your universe and transfers of energy and mass within it.
Draw a circle near the bottom left hand corner. 1.37774996006006 inches perpendicular to the edges if you wish. Put a "1" in it. Fill the rest of the sheet with shapes and assign numbers according to the ratio of the volumes to your original circle. You can use relative energies if you wish.
This will be 1/X interacting with all of those other values. Each and all other shapes have a direct line effect on the volume of that first circle, the total effect between any two determined by the distance away. Statically you have this attractive force we will call gravity exerting a pull on the volume of that 1/X. The cumulative effect locks 1/X in place, and has a fixed effect on any energy transfers within it. Now go to the top right and move one of those shapes. Now recalculate the cumulative effect. Which will get real hard because they all start moving.
That is where your virtual particles and weakness in physical perception come into being.
It gets harder to keep track of when you get energetic streams you call EM emissions.