Can timeless facts cause timebound facts

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Can timeless facts cause timebound facts? There are in fact two issue here: (i) does causation depend on a temporal relation, broadly conceived? and (ii) does causation depend on physical or measurable time, time along the privileged axis in our local universe? Some philosophers, such as Swinburne and Hugh Ross, clearly distinguish between time in the broad sense and physical time. For them, it is a matter of the definition of causation that the answer to the first question is, Yes. However, it is really the second question that is the crucial one in connection with the cosmological argument. If th answer to the second question is Yes, then there is no way that a first cause could be the cause of the entire physical universe, including its space-time framework, since the first cause would have to be a part of that framework in order to cause anything. However, there are several reasons for thinking that the answer to the second question is No. First, we must admit that logical and mathematical realities, although they are certainly outside
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