Does causality exist in a block universe?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the idea of causality and how it relates to the concept of space and time. The conclusion is that causality does not exist in the way we traditionally understand it, as all things are interdependent in a four-dimensional continuum. The conversation also touches on the topic of a block universe and the idea that all moments in time already exist. The conversation ends with a note about trolling and the thread being closed.
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I have read that if causality exists, then the cause must exist in the past light cone because causes can't go faster than light. However, as an implication of special relativity, space and time are interdependent, leading to a four-dimensional continuum. Since reality is a block universe (block universe theory), multiverse discussions aside, independent objects don't exist: they, too, are interdependent. Thus, there can't be an independent object in a past light cone to effectuate an effect.

Am I right to presume causality does not exist?

No slice of spacetime has independent objects that lead to an effect. All of spacetime is written and all of spacetime is interdependent. No slice of spacetime causes the next moment to come into existence.
 
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Dennis Blewett said:
Am I right
No.
 
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I do not understand the reasoning for your response. To argue no is to claim all things are not interdependent with space and time
 
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Dennis Blewett said:
I do not understand the reasoning for your response.
If causality doesn't exist, how could @Vanadium 50 have a reason for his response to your post?
 
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Vanadium 50's post came temporally after my thread creation. But my thread did not cause the post to come into existence. The person's post was already part of reality (part of the spacetime continuum), as per special relativity.
 
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Thread closed temporally for Moderation with something that will be caused pretty soon by your posts...
 
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Thread will remain closed. OP is stuck in a looping time continuum for 10 days for trolling us. Have a nice day. :smile:
 
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