Is there an absolute sequence of events in the universe- independent of observation? It seems like so much emphasis is put on our delayed observations rather than what is actually happining in Reality. As I read through the forums, it almost seems as if people do not believe that there is an actual Objective Reality that is occurring in the universe- independent of any observor. Is that a proper ascertation of the state of modern physics? I understand that clocks tick slower in certain spaces, but looking at space as a whole, does it not have an absolute topography, independent of the observor? Plain language answers please.