that is way too deep for me. I am just gonna answer with,,,, prove it. I don't know the ins and outs of time but I did not think that sentients could not exist outside of time. Every movie which addresses sentient timelesss creatures shows them as smart.
I'm not sure I can prove it. But it does at least make intuitive sense, yes? Human perception
of a flow of time is directly relate-able to changes of state
. If nothing
changes, or if you do not experience anything (anything at all...not necessarily limited to just external stimuli - like having a thought), would you have an experience
of time flowing? If external time flowed, and absolutely
nothing relating to 'you' has changed (had a thought, got poked with a needle, etc.), would you
that time had flowed at all?
I'm making more of an argument regarding sentient perception, not really anything necessarily regarding the physical dimension of time.