Objective Becoming: The Cover



  1. The sequence of four snapshots of the bulb and the bullet illustrates the block universe theory of time, which says that reality consists of a sequence of "static" states of the world.

  2. The fact that the pictures are of a lightbulb illustrates the fact that the book focuses to a large extent on the moving spotlight theory of time.

  3. The fact that the lightbulb is being destroyed illustrates the fact that the book ultimately argues for the block universe theory and against the moving spotlight theory.

  4. This sequence of photos appeared in Edgerton's book Stopping Time, which would have been a good title for this book also.