A Theistic Model of Physical Temporality
Experience suggests that any form of time is an advancing sequence of states of affairs, which is ordered but not necessarily measured. The observed temporality of the universe is attributed to the divine life. Time in God is taken to be unmeasured. The model postulates a program running in God’s time and represented by a black box, which produces a temporal universe chosen from the tree of actualizable worlds. Physical time is then a totally ordered independent variable for physical processes, with its measures derived from these processes. As usual, physical theories are regarded as more particular models of the resulting temporal universe. The theistic model is applied to relativity, quantum mechanics, philosophy, and theology. To avoid speculation, God’s time is further described by intervals of unknown internal structure. With God’s time in the background, there is a conceptual integration of God and the universe.
KeywordsTheistic Model Actualizable World Physical World Physical Time Spacelike Hypersurface
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