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Message 115 of 653 (498095)
02-08-2009 3:22 AM

Fabric of the Cosmos question
I am at page 243 in the book recommended by Mod written by Brian Greene. A question has arisen from an earlier section that wasn't entirely clear. It discussed chewy on a distant star system sitting down and me doing the same here so that our 'nows' align. And then chewy gets up and walks towards me or away from me so that his now time slices become skewed with respect to mine and though the angle is small the effect is large due to our separation in distance. Then it mentions the implications of this were apparent to Einstien etc. What exactly, (not being Einstien), are these implications? If hundreds of years into my future becomes part of chewy's time slice for his 'now' does that imply that my future already exists? Or is choice/'free will' preserved in that chewy is seeing well into the past of my planet so that motion relative to me cannot cause him to see past my 'now'?
If the latter as I assume, what is the evidence that spacetime exists as a whole; past, present and future? Thanks.

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