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Relativity and the Dimensionality of the World
The Block Universe idea, representing spacetime as a fixed whole, suggests the flow of time is an illusion: the entire universe just is, with no special meaning attached to the present time. This paper points out that this view, in essence represented by usual space-time diagrams, is based on time-reversible microphysical laws, which fail to capture essential features of the time-irreversible macro-physical behaviour and the development of emergent complex systems, including life, which existdoi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6318-3_4 fatcat:jwmsrlhutbhmjp2ab4c2tjt2za