I am not sure whether this is a 'relativity' query as it may not be concerned with the order of events nor simultaneity in the usual relativistic sense. So whether it remains, is moved, or is deleted I'll leave to the mercy of the Mentors. Very likely I've made a simple blunder or else the topic has already been done to death, in either case, please enlighten me... thanks! At any one moment in time the whole universe exists There cannot be a moment when the universe does not exist There cannot be a moment when the universe only partially exists. At any one moment in time the whole universe exists regardless of the relative time-frame of any object within it. Therefore the concept of a universal 'now' holds true regardless of relativistic concepts. So... there must be a fundamental and universal principle orchestrating the whole shebang... ???