It's hard to stop arguing with an irrational person, isn't it? I've already
offered Edgar $100 to tell me any experiment that could be carried out to
falsify or validate his "theory" (that two separated events occur in only
one absolute order), but he immediately stopped talking to me. An
unfalsifiable theory is not a scientific theory. And Edgar even admits his
idea can't be rendered in mathematics ("like consciousness"). But
*everything* in physics must be able to be rendered into numbers, or it
just ain't physics. That's not the same as saying that only the
quantifiable exists, but it does demarcate a clear boundary between physics
When Galileo showed theologians the mountains on the moon through his
telescope, which "couldn't exist" according to doctrine at the time,
because the moon had to be a perfect sphere, they invented ad hoc an
"invisible substance" that filled all the craters to the exact tops of the
mountains. Galileo agreed about the invisible substance, but said it was
piled twice as high on top of the mountains as in the valleys! The
invention of an ad hoc invisible, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable time
dimension to rescue the universal present moment from relativity is a
similarly disgraceful manouevre to that which the cardinals attempted in
order to rescue their Aristotelian cosmos.
So far the only evidence that Edgar can evince for his theory is that it's
obvious to him. No maths. No suggested experiments. No means of measurement
except by some hand-waving reference to the curvature of the universe
(quote: "anyone know what that equation would be?" Sir, we have no idea
what you're talking about! It's *your* theory!) No falsification possible
except by fiat of Edgar Owen. Don't hold your breath.
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