“A leopard cannot change its spots. Neither can space remain relative” is a designed box that narrates our relation to space. Space can be perceived in different ways and while experiencing the box from a distance you will experience space as relative. It will have a form, dimensions, maybe also a purpose… But when you go see what is inside you will then experience space as absolute. It will have no form, no dimensions, and no purposes.
The box is a physical representation of Newton’s definition of space; “Absolute, true and mathematical space remains similar and immovable without relation to anything external. Relative spaces are measures of absolute space defined with reference to some system of bodies or another, and thus relative space may, and likely will be in motion.”