Is There an Alternative to the Block Universe View?
Petkov (Vesselin)
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Author’s Introduction

  1. This paper pursues two aims.
    1. First, to show that the block universe view, regarding the universe as a timelessly existing four-dimensional world, is the only one that is consistent with special relativity.
    2. Second, to argue that special relativity alone can resolve the debate on whether the world is three-dimensional or four-dimensional.
  2. The argument advanced in the paper is that if the world were three-dimensional the kinematic consequences of special relativity and more importantly the experiments confirming them would be impossible.

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