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The Block Universe – Refuting a Common Argument

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The "block universe" interpretation of SR has come up repeatedly in threads here on PF. Rather than link to them, I want to summarize a common argument…
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Blockworld and its Foundational Implications: Delayed Choice and No Counterfactual Definiteness

 In parts 1 and 2 of this 5-part Insights series, I explained the blockworld (BW) implication of special relativity. In part 3, I introduced…
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Blockworld and its Foundational Implications: General Relativity and Closed Timelike Curves

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 In parts 1 and 2 of this 5-part Insights series, I explained the blockworld (BW) implication of special relativity (SR). In part 3, I introduced…
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Blockworld and its Foundational Implications: General Relativity and the Big Bang

 In parts 1 and 2 of this 5-part Insights series, I explained the blockworld (BW) implication of special relativity (SR). Geroch sums up the…
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Blockworld and Its Foundational Implications: The Relativity of Simultaneity and Blockworld

 In part 1 of this 5-part Insights series, I introduced two consequences of the second postulate of special relativity (SR): time dilation…
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Blockworld and Its Foundational Implications: Time Dilation and Length Contraction

 This is the first in a 5-part series of Insights that will introduce blockworld (aka "block universe”) and use it to address a puzzle…
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PF’s policy on Lorentz Ether Theory and Block Universe

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What is the PF's policy on Lorentz Ether Theory and Block Universe?Debates about the superiority or "truth" of modern Lorentz Ether Theory (LET) and…