That is, clever philosophers of physics are in a catch-22 situation: The Einstein-Minkowski space-time, the relativity of simultaneity, the block universe etc. have become unbearable and yet without Divine Albert's Divine Theory most of the work in the area would prove pointless. I suspect even presentists would not be quite happy with the official demise of relativity:
PRESENTISM AND QUANTUM GRAVITY by Bradley Monton, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky: "I am a presentist: I believe that only presently existing things exist. Contrast presentism with eternalism: the eternalist believes that past, present, and future things all exist. Assuming that there are three spatial dimensions, the eternalist believes that the universe is fourdimensional, and while there are different events in different regions of this so-called "block universe", the universe as a whole does not change. The presentist, in contrast, believes that the universe is three-dimensional. (...) The point of this paper is not to argue for presentism, but to defend presentism from a particular type of argument that is often taken to refute it. The form of the argument is as follows:
(1) Presentism is incompatible with relativity theory (usually the focus is on special relativity).
(2) Relativity theory is our most fundamental theory of physics.
(3) Presentism is incompatible with our most fundamental theory of physics. (From (1) and (2).)
(4) Presentism is false. (From (3).)
(...) But regardless of the strength of the arguments for presentism, the presentist is not required to endorse a non-traditional understanding of relativity. The presentist can simply say that presentism is incompatible with special and general relativity, and hence special and general relativity are false."
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