Hi Jason,

The STc Principle conclusively falsifies block time, since the fact that 
everything continually travels through spacetime all the time requires 
everything to be at one particular position in spacetime all the time. This 
is confirmed by direct experience, that we are always at a single point in 
spacetime. How could it be otherwise? The notion of block time is based on 
a misunderstanding of SR.

Believers in block time need to offer an alternative explanation (than the 
one I give above) for the self-evident fact that we all experience our 
existence in a common present moment which they are unable to do.

Again in your subsequent discussion about Bob and Alice you are discussing 
well known effects of SR with regards to CLOCK time. But the point I keep 
hammering home is that all these SR effects occur to every observer only in 
the present moment. And when any observers meet up they always share that 
same present moment, therefore it must be common and universal.

Of course Bob and Alice have different relativistic views of clock time, 
but everyone of these views occurs always in their present moment, and 
these present moments are always exactly the same whenever any observers 
meet up anywhere in the universe, therefore it is clear that present moment 
must be common to all observers.


On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:52:10 AM UTC-5, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
> All,
> ST=spacetime, c=speed of light, thus STc Principle.
> To answer some of Jason's questions. Block time is wrong. Only the common 
> present moment exists. All the comments Jason makes refer only to 
> differences in clock times which are well known, but the important point is 
> that all those differences in clock time occur in the SAME common present 
> moment.. I find it difficult to understand why so many people can't get 
> their minds around the difference which proves there are two distinct kinds 
> of time.
> The past exists only as inferences from the present as to what states 
> would have resulted in the present according to the currently known laws of 
> physics. Therefore the past is actually determined by the present state of 
> reality from the perspective of the present which is the only valid 
> perspective. Therefore the logical network of past and present is absolute 
> 100% exact and could not have been different in even the slightest detail. 
> The actual currently state of the universe falsifies the very possibility 
> of other pasts. This is another difficult concept for many. 
> Only the future is probabilistic because it does not yet exist and has 
> never been computed. But the past - present logical state has been actually 
> computed and thus is completely deterministic now that it exists and it 
> could not have been different in any minute detail at all.
> This solves the problem of the original fine tuning. Given the current 
> state of reality which is all that exists, all other conceivable fine 
> tunings are impossible. This is what I call the 'Super Anthropic 
> Principle', and it negates the necessity and probably the actuality of 
> postulating any multiverses and strongly implies our observable universe is 
> most probably the only one that exists.
> Edgar

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