Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> 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?
> 
> 

Is the observer conscious of a passage to time?

Brent

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