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Is the B-theory of time only compatible with an infinitely renewing cyclical reality?

According to the B-theory of time, the flow of time is an illusion, and every point in time exists equally. If this theory is accurate, then physical reality could potentially have an infinitely ...
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Is the B-theory of time only compatible with an infinitely renewing cyclical reality?

The B Series is just an abstraction created because McTaggart could not fathom the reality of the A Series. In The Unreality of Time McTaggart asserts a contradiction in the A Series For it assumes ...
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Is the B-theory of time only compatible with an infinitely renewing cyclical reality?

Is it mathematically plausible for an event to occur for the first time after an infinite interval has passed? Yes. Since we're talking about mathematics, not physics, consider an altogether ...
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Is the B-theory of time only compatible with an infinitely renewing cyclical reality?

While the other answers are very good, I disagree with some parts of them. I think it's worth focusing on this sentence: If time is infinite, it seems that an infinite sequence of events, including ...
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Is the B-theory of time only compatible with an infinitely renewing cyclical reality?

The interpetation of time as either "A" (all the physical stuff exists now in a 3-dimensional space, there is no actual representation of a "time axis", and everything moves around ...
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Is the B-theory of time only compatible with an infinitely renewing cyclical reality?

No, an infinite sequence of events need not repeat, just as an infinite series of numbers need not repeat (e.g. the digits of pi). Your infinitely long rope example is obviously flawed, because we ...
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Is infinity a concept or a word empty of meaning?

Abraham Robinson is on record in several of his writings as stating that an infinite set is "literally meaningless". In his article Robinson, Abraham. Concerning progress in the ...
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