Time, "Happenings," and Quantum Reality

A subjective event is an event that exists inside the mind. An objective event is an event that exists outside the mind (i.e., an event that exists independently of the mind).

The word "happen" implies a passage of time. In order for an event to "happen," time has to pass.

Let us suppose that E1 is an objective event. In order for E1 to "happen," an objectively flowing time must exist.

If an objectively flowing time does not exist, nothing can "happen" objectively (i.e., nothing can "happen" outside the mind).


What is the nature of quantum reality (i.e., "QR")? Does anything "happen" in this reality?

In QR:

- Subjective events (i.e., conscious observations) "happen."(1)
- Objective events (i.e., superspace events) do not "happen."(2)(3)




1. Subjective events "happen" in quantum reality (QR) because consciousness flows.
2. Objective events do not "happen" in QR because superspace is static.
3. The physical quantum world is an abstract world of possibilities (potentialities). Nothing actually "happens" in this world. (See: Nick Herbert, Quantum Reality: Beyond the New Physics (New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1985), 27.)

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