Can we know the global structure of spacetime?

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Here, we briefly review the notion of observational indistinguishability within the context of classical general relativity. We settle a conjecture given by Malament (1977) concerning the subject and then strengthen the result considerably. The upshot is this: There seems to be a robust sense in which the global structure of every cosmological model is underdetermined
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John Earman (1993). Underdetermination, Realism, and Reason. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 18 (1):19-38.
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John Byron Manchak (2011). No No-Go: A Remark on Time Machines. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 42 (1):74-76.
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