Eternalism and Presentism -- theories of time The topic of this thread emerged from this thread, [thread=289962]A problem with time travel[/thread] Originally posted by Maxtm How do I know that you're not just a closet presentist masquerading as an eternalist? Your statements don't make any sense to me, so far. (They seem to contradict SR's definition of time.) I'm here to learn, so please elaborate. What do you think the word, time, refers to? How would you define it? Are your statements based on an interpretation of general relativity?