The transient nows
Air Date: 07/18/2006
Air Time: 5:15 PM EST
Length: 0 Hours, 59 Minutes, 10 Seconds
It is often suggested that the special theory of relativity is incompatible with any notion of the passage of time. I shall try to show, following in the footsteps of Abner Shimony, that there is transience to be found in Minkowski spacetime, but this transience is local rather than global.