I think he was just saying that point events do not exist.

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
>     I started reading the new Maudlin paper "Time and the Geometry of the
> Universe". I got it and started reading. I stopped dead when I read the
> following:
>
> "Empirical considerations cannot establish the existence of such point
> events, but the geometrical tools discussed herein presuppose them. It would
> be pleasant to construct mathematical tools of geometrical analysis that do
> not rest on this presupposition, but that is work for another time."
>
>     So what is the point of this paper? The author explicitly jettisons
> empirical considerations. How is there any hope for falsification of
> anything in it? I will continue reading but I am sad. :_(
>
>     AH! Maybe this remark only applies to the discussion of Newtonian
> Time....
>
> --
> Onward!
>
> Stephen
>
> http://webpages.charter.net/stephenk1/Outlaw/Outlaw.html
>
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