On 5 January 2014 13:48, Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net> wrote:

> Jason,
>
> PPS: More questions about your theory of block time.
>
> 1. How do you keep Quantum Theory from being contradicted by block time?
> With block time all quantum events from big bang to end of the universe
> have already occurred, haven't they? If so then what happened to quantum
> randomness?
>

Everett explains this. But in any case there is no reason why a block
universe can't contain events that appear random to its inhabitants.

>
> 1a. Did all the events of block time occur simultaneously at the beginning
> of the universe? Did they occur at the big bang? Have they always existed?
>

They occur when they occur in the block universe. That's why points in
space-time are called events.

>
> 2. All the events in the history of the universe are already determined,
> fixed and actual aren't they? When did that happen? In what time, at what
> time was this structure created? And since that time had to exist before
> the creation of block time for it to be created within it, just what is
> that 2nd kind of time that is not part of block time?
>

You are the one assuming that this second time is necessary. SR and GR and
QM don't require this. Even Newtonian theory didn't require this.

>
> 3. How do you explain the (presumably) illusion of change, of things
> happening and time progressing if everything is already static and fixed?
> What is moving if it's not time?
>

Things move in relation to other things, which is to say they occupy
different relative positions at different time coordinates.

>
> 4. If block time corresponds to clock time, then how can there be a single
> block time structure that encompasses all events when clock times progress
> faster or slower for different observers?
>

Already explained by geometry and worldlines, see several posts by Brent
and Jason.

>
> 5. Why, if block time is true, and there is no free will, are you any more
> than a robot zombie?
>

Why do you assume you aren't?

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