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I Do most physicists believe time flows?

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  1. Mar 16, 2017 #1
    I am not asking the question as to whether or not time is real, I am asking the question as to whether or not time flows as in does physics favor:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternalism_(philosophy_of_time)

    OR

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_presentism

    OR

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growing_block_universe

    So are two different points in time both equally real? Or is time's flows just how we perceive it?

    Also can time crystals exist if time didn't flow?

    Is there a general consensus among physicists or are they divide on this?
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2017 #2

    Dale

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    We avoid philosophical discussion here, so we will close this thread. However, if anyone has a good reference to an opinion poll on the subject, then please send me a PM and we will open it for that.
     
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