On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 03:46:18PM -0500, Stephen P. King wrote:
> On 1/29/2013 9:04 AM, Richard Ruquist wrote:
> >A block universe does not allow for consciousness.
>     Indeed! How is it even possible for any part of the block to
> have anything like "something that is it is like to be conscious of
> some other portion of the block"?

That line of argument can be applied to any theory of reality. Its the
reason why the "hard" problem is hard.

A better argument is how can something static like a block universe
give rise to the experience of "flowing time". This is McTaggert's
argument. Nevertheless, this is also not an argument against the block
universe, because it can be applied to non-block universes also.



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