Thanks for the reference - but I had a problem with it.  It shut down my 
Internet Explorer for some reason.  I found this article, which may be the 
same thing, at
General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology,
abstract gr-qc/9903045
From: Carlo Rovelli [view email]
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:05:25 GMT   (40kb)

Quantum spacetime: what do we know?
Authors: Carlo Rovelli
Comments: To appear on: "Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck scale", C 
Callender N Hugget eds, Cambridge University Press

This is a contribution to a book on quantum gravity and philosophy. I 
discuss nature and origin of the problem of quantum gravity. I examine the 
knowledge that may guide us in addressing this problem, and the reliability 
of such knowledge. In particular, I discuss the subtle modification of the 
notions of space and time engendered by general relativity, and how these 
might merge into quantum theory. I also present some reflections on 
methodological questions, and on some general issues in philosophy of 
science which are are raised by, or a relevant for, the research on quantum 

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Subject: Re: objections to QTI

Norman Samish wrote:
This scenario that you are discussing reminds me of this interview with 
Julian Barbour where he proposes that "time" is an illusion.

This reminds me of a good paper by Carlo Rovelli (about quantum gravity, GR, 
space-time, etc.)   in which he suggests that 
the temporal aspects of our world have a statistical (thermodynamical) 
origin, rather than dynamical. Time is our incomplete knoweldge of (the 
state of) the world.

Not sure, though, whether the motto "Time is ignorance" can solve the 
question, by SPK, about the quantum, or indeterministic, "block universe".

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