On 3/11/2011 7:24 PM, Stephen Paul King wrote:
Hi Andrew,
The answer to the simple question that you see that all of this detail leads to is that at its core, Existence is Change itself. Becoming is the fundamental ontological primitive., just as Bergson argued. This is the result that Hitoshi discovered and discussed in his Inconsistent Universe Paper in terms of the truth value of the total Universe being in an infinite oscillation between True and False. Bart Kosko also obtained a similar result in how research on Fuzzy sets. What Barbour really found is that there does not exist a universal */global /*standard of measure of this change.

I think Einstein found that long before Barbour. There's no time-like Killing vector field in an FRW universe, so there's no universal time.

If there is no standard then there is not a determination of definiteness for the Total Change of existence and thus there is no global measure of change. Since time can be defined in generic terms as a measure of change, Barbour is correct in claiming that time as a global quantity cannot exist. What Barbour missed, as have countless others, is that/* local measures of change can be defined*/. The fact that there is more than one measure of entropy is a huge clue of this.

Thermodynamic entropy has always been relative to whatever is taken to be the constraint (constant energy, constant pressure,...) In the Everett interpretation evolution is always unitary and the Boltzmann entropy is constant.


Chris Hillman <http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CFcQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fkist.web.elte.hu%2Fdokumentumok%2FSurvey%2FINFORMACIOELMELET%2FHillman_entropy.pdf&rct=j&q=chris%20hillman%20entropy&ei=duZ6TefXBYnC0QG-zq3wAw&usg=AFQjCNETdjj-Hv57uqqPDKsopCAfc5NHYw&sig2=Y6eBWQsu5T6Y_VoCcwbD_g&cad=rja> has mapped out some of this. The main reason, I believe, that this fact continues to be overlooked is that people still insist on thinking of time as a scalar numerical/geometric quantity. Yes, it can be represented consistently as such, but we must not confuse a representation with its referent! Time itself is not its representation.

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