2009/1/9 Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com>:

>> But in a block universe, where each frame contains all of the
>> information for a particular time, the order is implicit.
>
> What makes it implicit?... increasing entropy? ...conformance to dynamical 
> laws?
>   These are things outside the frames.  If you assume there is enough inside
> the frames to order them (as a continuum model does by implicit overlap) then
> that is a time order and it's meaningless to talk about shuffling or 
> separating
> them (in what spacetime could such operations be carried out?).

Consider a simulation of an observer watching a falling stone, running
on a digital computer. Does the observer have any way of knowing
whether the simulation is being run serially, in parallel, on how many
and what kinds of physical machines, at what speed, or in what order?


-- 
Stathis Papaioannou

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