Stathis Papaioannou wrote: > Peter Jones writes: > > > Stathis Papaioannou wrote: > > > > > I don't know if block universe theories are true or not, but the > > > subjective > > > passage of time is not an argument against them. If mind is computation, > > > do > > > you believe that a conscious computation can tell if it is being run as a > > > sequential > > > series of steps or in parallel, without any external information? > > > > > > If it is being run at all, it is dynamic, not static. Parallel > > processes are still > > processes. > > But the important point is that the temporal sequence does not itself make a > difference > to subjective experience.
We don't actually know that it is possible that there might be some flicker effect. > Would you say that it is in theory possible for the subjective > passage of time to be as we know it if the blocks were not infinitesimal, but > lasted for > a second, so that the whole ensemble of blocks lasted for a second? There is still duration within blocks > Then what if you > make the blocks shorter in duration and larger in number, progressively down > to > infinitely many blocks of infinitesimal duration: is there room for dynamism > in an > infenitesimal interval? There are such things as infintiessimal velocities... > And note that the usual linear view of time is not so different > from this: an infinite sequence of infinitesimals, which somehow add up to > the effect > of continuous activity. > > Stathis Papaioannou > _________________________________________________________________ > Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail. > http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=5d21c51a-b161-4314-9b0e-4911fb2b2e6d --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---