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Beyond the Dynamical UniverseUnifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced$
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Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198807087

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001

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Coda for Ants

Coda for Ants

Chapter:
(p.393) Coda for Ants
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Beyond the Dynamical Universe
Author(s):

Michael Silberstein

W.M. Stuckey

Timothy McDevitt

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0010

The epilogue summarizes and reviews the main claims of the book pertaining to the problems of the dynamical universe paradigm and the resolution of those problems via the adynamical block universe alternative called Relational Blockworld (RBW). The new physics RBW is expected to generate—and must provide in order to be considered a viable alternative to the dynamical paradigm— has been provided. RBW’s debt to the late John Wheeler is acknowledged and it is argued that the RBW model is an affirmation and instantiation of the five main principles Wheeler said ought to govern any attempt at quantum gravity and unification. Finally, if RBW with its neutral monism is true, RBW should lead not only to a new paradigm in physics but also to a new paradigm in cognitive science and consciousness studies.

Keywords:   Relation Blockworld, quantum gravity, unification, John Archibald Wheeler, consciousness studies, neutral monism, cognitive science

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