No conserved doesn't mean all the energy of every moment remains in that
moment which is somehow still real. What it means is that when it is
recomputed in every moment none of it is lost.
The only energy that exists exists in the present moment, and it is always
(in the same frame) conserved in that moment.
If past moments in block time are real then the energy, and everything else
that existed in those moments, must still be real and actual, and that does
On Sunday, December 29, 2013 6:34:02 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
> On 12/29/2013 3:18 PM, Edgar L. Owen wrote:
> If block time is actual and something actually exists in past times then
> the energy must actually exist there and be real also. Thus a new universe
> of energy is being created at every new moment of time. Energy is not being
> converted from one form to another but stored in each moment of past time.
> Block time does violate conservation of energy. I know there are ways
> people try to weasel out of this but they are not convincing.
> You don't seem to grasp what "conserved" means. It means the conserved
> quantity is the same at different times - not that it is zero in the past
> and future and non-zero now.
> Block time is simply not possible, and as I've pointed out before SR and
> the associated STc Principle conclusively falsify it. Not only that no one
> who accepts the block time nonsense has been able to come up with any
> convincing physics based reason why we exist in a present moment, or even
> seem to exist in a present moment
> Choose a moment, a spacelike surface, in the block universe. Inspect the
> brain of person at this surface. There will be complex structures that
> remember earlier, but not later, moments in the block universe. Consider a
> slightly later moment along the world line of that brain. There will be
> new structures corresponding to information from the past light cone.
> That's why the brain thinks there's a present moment - it got some new (to
> it) information that makes that moment different from all the previous ones.
> , since you don't believe there actually is one.
> On Sunday, December 29, 2013 5:55:09 PM UTC-5, Pierz wrote:
>> Agreed, Liz. His bizarre misunderstandings about block time (it violates
>> conservation of energy) and sundry other statements exhibiting poor
>> comprehension of modern physics reveal him to be exactly what you suspected
>> early on: a crackpot. The question he put to you in which he asked if you
>> ceased to exist at one point on his timeline reveals his basic error of
>> logic. Everything must exist simultaneously with me, therefore there is a
>> universal common present moment. Obviously that does not necessarily follow
>> but Mr Owen has invested so much in his idea (he's written a book -
>> self-published one might assume) that he is incapable of seriously
>> questioning it any more. I guess there are two routes to genius: have a
>> brilliant, revolutionary idea and convince the world, or have a wrong
>> revolutionary idea and armour yourself so heavily against reason that every
>> rebuttal merely reinforces your own view that you are a misunderstood
>> visionary. Ad hominem. Mea culpa.
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