Re: Which mathematical structure -is- the universe in Physics?

From: Torgny Tholerus <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:12:51 +0200

Brian Tenneson skrev:
> Now on to the subject of time.
> If Tegmark is correct and an ultimate structure literally is all of
> physical reality, what strikes me is that this ultimate structure
> appears quite static. What then is the source of our perceptions of
> transition, ie, time? This ultimate structure I presume (safely, I
> believe) is constant yet we perceive things to change. Why and how? IOW,
> what is the mechanism that converts the static ultimate structure into a
> fluid appearance of transition? These questions are still valid even if
> the ultimate structure I have in mind is wrong; Tegmark still
> hypothesizes that some math structure is all of physical reality.

If you look at our universe as a 4-dimensional space-time structure,
then that structure will be completely static. It is nothing peculiar
with that. The time is just a direction in that static structure.

Torgny Tholerus
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