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Can past present and future exist at the same time?
Unlike a “flowing river”, time does not behave as we perceive it. Past, present and future they exist simultaneously, but in different dimensions. This thought has a basis in the theory of unified space and time, proposed by Albert Einstein in 1915.
Is time all at once?
We can measure that it’s changing around us all over the place – satellites, particle accelerators, anything going fast. And it may be that space and time are the same thing all wrapped up together and it all exists all at once.
Does the past exist?
Events in the past and in the future do not exist. The only reality, the only thing that is real, is the present. This idea is called Presentism. This idea, however, runs into some serious problems when you start taking into account relativity.
What is the block universe theory of the universe?
So says the block universe model of our world. According to the block universe theory, the universe is a giant block of all the things that ever happen at any time and at any place. On this view, the past, present and future all exist — and are equally real. How to build a time machine
How does time flow in a block universe?
So from our perspective, it appears that time flows or passes. But in the block universe model, time doesn’t flow. In other words, in a block universe, there is no specific present moment, and “past” and “future” moments are relative. Think about the idea of “here”.
Is your death in space-time?
Your death, too, is in space-time. Every moment of your life is out there, somewhere, in space-time. So says the block universe model of our world. According to the block universe theory, the universe is a giant block of all the things that ever happen at any time and at any place.
What is the relationship between religion and Einstein?
On the contrary, they have been consistent and important aspects of religion throughout human history. Einstein, though, treated religion more as a matter of having reverence for the mystery of the cosmos and seeking to understand what little we might be capable of.