Special Relativity Implies Eternal Existence

In eternalism, all existence in time is real

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In the growing block universe, only the past and present are real:

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However, those who believe in the growing block universe are idiots who do not understand special relativity. I’m not going to be diplomatic here, if you are a growing block fanatic just learn special relativity so you can stop being an idiot.

If you are a presentist… then, then, then your face looks like it caught on fire and had to be put out with a shovel.

Why the vitriol? Because we should hate when people have opinions about things they know nothing about, as if this was a matter of picking whichever view resonated most with your soul. This is not about which view resonates most with your soul. The question of eternalism, presentism, or growing block is strictly a physical one.

Time has the same ontology as space:

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Therefore, different times are as real as different places:

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That is what the objective landscape looks like. Do you see a flow anywhere in that collage? No. There is no flow.

Spacetime is a 4D picture, not a 3D video.

I explain this on my channel.




4 thoughts on “Special Relativity Implies Eternal Existence

  1. So how does a fuckwit like you actually explain the experience of the present moment and the passage of time? Simply saying it’s an illusion is just more fuckwittery!


  2. I know you are interested in time dilation, Mario, so I’m going to share with you a small experience I had a few days ago.

    Today i checked the time on tv when going from my father’s car to my bedroom and it was 12:15 and then i got ready (5mins) and went to the pool and hung out there for like 20 minutes at least and then it started raining / showering and being sunny at the same time with a bit of bite to it and then i checked my watch and it was 12:17 and slowly walked back to my house shortly after (12:25) and checked with my father and he said he sort of remembered me checking the time at 12 15 after explaining it but I had to explain it a few times and said I had been out for like 25 or 30 minutes.


  3. I am no expert on quantum physics but I have some intuitive understanding on it through reading the sequence on Lesswrong as well as Wikipedia and I have also had some strange but not that strange experiences to do with time dilation and think we might be able to reach other planets by propagating information without breaking speed of light but we will be there in the “past”, but I do not have enough knowledge to know if this is possible. Part of the reason I study data science is because I am partly trans-humanist. I find this an interesting hypothesis to test, based on my knowledge. I am aware this has already been loosely theorized in pop science articles, which I also sometimes read, and I think are probably reliable in some ways and not in others, but to solve this problem I think it is important to look at it from the right perspective, and I see it as a technology problem as well as a science problem.

    It would be fun to work/study with you one day when you are feeling well enough to.


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