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"Surely it is a substantive question whether concrete, mind-independent reality is static or dynamic."

I find this very doubtful. The same sorts of argument can be used here: that any differences are merely linguistic in character. I started to right out the details, but it became too long, so I posted a blog entry: https://brainlegions.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/it-is-a-substantive-question-whether-time-is-static-or-dynamic/

I just thought of a brief way to express my reasons for doubting that there is a substantial matter of fact about whether the A-theory or the B-theory of time is correct. The problem is that there is a logical, necessary relationship between the two theories such that if one theory is true then the other theory is true. They are just two different ways of visualizing or thinking about the same basic facts.

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