Whether we are considering a body running on any energy, an automobile or a mountain, we are still dealing with what we call here mechanics.
Mechanics are always quantitative. There is always just so much distance or so much mass or so many hours.
The quality of space, energy, matter and time has value only when viewed, used or monitored by life, and, indeed, cannot exist in the absence of life. Correct or not, this is workable and is our primary assumption.