2014/1/15 Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net>
> Do you know what my argument is? Quentin also claimed it was invalid but
> he couldn't tell us what the argument is that he claims is invalid.
You're joking ? I didn't ? I explicitely refer your BS common universal
present which is contrary to what SR *claims*... How arrogant can you be ?
> Do you know?
> On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 5:41:43 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote:
>> On 16 January 2014 07:26, Edgar L. Owen <edga...@att.net> wrote:
>>> 1. First I demonstrated that SR falsifies block time (by requiring a
>>> moving arrow of time and a present moment), so since SR is well verified
>>> block time is false.
>> SR doesn't require a moving arrow of time, and the present moment is only
>> defined for a given location in space-time.
>>> 2. I asked you around a dozen questions each homing in on another
>>> problem with block time. I received no convincing answers to any of them
>>> that I recall. Basically you just told me they weren't really problems
>>> without giving any reasons why not.
>> Since your point 1 is false, you couldn't have asked any meaningful
>>> 3. Then I asked you to clarify a couple of aspects of the structure of
>>> block time (e.g. is it a continuum or sequential frames) which you were
>>> unable to provide.
>> In SR it's a continuum.
>>> Please understand I'm not singling you out here. The problem is not so
>>> much with your explanations as with the theory itself which is just not
>>> tenable and which of course you are not responsible for....
>>> As far as I know, the idea of block time was proposed by Newton (I think
>> he called it the sensorium of God, or something like that) and was later
>> used by Laplace, Einstein and Minkowski.
>> Since your point 1 is false, you failed to falsify block time. If you
>> *can* show that SR requires a moving arrow of time, or whatever, then SR
>> may invalidate block time, but it hasn't yet.
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