That would be "McTaggart". I don't think GR explains 1) insofar as it is a 
postulate of GR, and AFAICT, doesn't answer 2) at all.  AG

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:48:14 PM UTC-5, Russell Standish wrote:
>
> You seem to be asking two different questions here: 
>
> 1) Why do things follow a curved path in the presence of massive 
> bodies (aka "Gravity") instead of Euclidean straight lines 
>
> or 
>
> 2) Why do things move at all (aka "why does time seem to flow") 
>
> GR explains question 1) very well. Question 2) is really outside of 
> its domain - you might like to read McTaggert's paper from the 1920s 
> on this - his answer seems as pertinent as ever. Huw Price might also 
> have something to ay on this too. 
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 09:59:14AM -0800, agrays...@gmail.com 
> <javascript:> wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > On Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 11:35:24 PM UTC-5, agrays...@gmail.com 
> wrote: 
> > > 
> > > I don't think so. I think its equations of motion mix time and space, 
> so 
> > > if time increases, spatial position must change. That is, the 
> assumption 
> > > that time increases, produces changes in spatial position. CMIIAW. AG 
> > > 
> > 
> > My point is that GR hasn't solved the mystery of gravity since, if it 
> did, 
> > it would explain why anything moves in a gravitational field. Wish it 
> > weren't so. AG 
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