Hal Ruhl wrote:

Hi Jesse:In FCC ABC layering the distance between the centers of any two adjacentregions is always the same.Now if we get to motion the question is whether or not the model allowsmotion. In a discrete state evolving universe there is no motion while auniverse is in a particular state and there is no continuous transition tothe next state but rather a wink out and a wink in.The postulates of special relativity:"Postulate 1: (Principle of Relativity) The laws of nature are the same inall inertial frames.Postulate 2: (Constancy of the Velocity of Light) The speed of light inempty space is anabsolute constant of nature and is independent of themotion of the emitting body.are satisfied if there is no motion so the model would haveLorentz-symmetry.

`How can you have different "reference frames" if you dismiss motion`

`entirely? Are you saying there would only be a single reference frame in`

`this theory? That definitely isn't an acceptable solution, any fundamental`

`underlying theory has to reduce to SR in the limit of large distances and`

`times, so it doesn't make sense to just say something like "since there is`

`no motion, you don't have multiple reference frames". Anyway, it seems to me`

`it wouldn't be very hard to generalize the concept of different frames to a`

`universe where change is discontinuous rather than continuous--just have the`

`origin of the coordinate system jump discontinuously too, by regular`

`increments--and a regular lattice means the laws of physics won't work the`

`same in different frames defined in such a way. It's possible that a more`

`random lattice might avoid such problems, I'm not sure...`

Jesse