1Z wrote: > > Brent Meeker wrote: > >>1Z wrote: >> >>>Bruno Marchal wrote: >>> >>> >>>>Le 09-août-06, à 12:46, 1Z a écrit : >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>>>Timeless universe, universes where everything that can exist >>>>>does exist, are not well founded empirically. >>>> >>>>So we should understand that you would criticize any notion, sometimes >>>>brought by physicists, of "block-universe". >>> >>> >>> >>>Yes, I certainly would! It is unable to explain the subjective >>>passage of time. Dismissing the subjective sensation of the passge of >>>time >>>as "merely subjective" or "illusional" is a surreptitious >>>appeal to dualism and therefore un-physicalistic! >> >>I don't see that problem. In the block universe each subject is modelled as >>having different states at different times and hence subjectively >>experiences the passage of time. > > > > That doesn't follow. > > Time Capsules: Getting Flow from Sequence. > Proponents of the Block Universe view believe that there is only a > B-Series. Some think that alone is adequate to explain the subjective > Flow-of-Time. It is easy enough to see how there could be a sequence in > the B series. If we consider a series of 3 dimensional "snapshots" of > someone's brain, each subsequent snapshot iwll contain information > relating back to previous ones. > > > But is this chain or sequence enough to establish flow ? A B-series > without an A-series is like a spatial series. If you had a series of > clones arranged spatially so that clone 2 has all of clone 1's memories > (and more), clone 3 has all of clone 2's memories (and more) and so on, > you would not expect anything to be flowing from one clone to another. > The clones form a series of "time capsules", and a such they have a > natural sequence, but that is all. > Without an A series, there is nothing to justify the idea that only one > time capsule is conscious "at a time".
Sure there is. Pick a time and I can show you which capsule is conscious "at that time". Brent Meeker --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---