Nothing to say against the preponderance of facts and logic provided for the benefit of your education? Good. At least you and your friend have the common sense to not make fools of yourselves in the public domain.
Anything that happened, even a picosecond or less ago, is in the past. What is a picosecond (or less) from now, is future. The present has no dimension in time. The duration of the present is exactly zero.
So, if it has no dimension in time, does it actually exist? How can something that has no duration at all be said to be real? It's like an object that is zero millimeters by zero millimeters by zero millimeters. Does that object actually exist?
If the present does not actually exist, when did you find the time to post?