Is Time Travel Possible?

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Is Time Travel Possible

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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Froggy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:57 am

this thread hurts my brain
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Mr. Colby on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:09 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:The pyramids weren't that hard to build... all they had to do was get like 150 people to pull the stone across a lubricated surface and then up ramps that they simply changed the angle of in order to get the next stone up


please explain how you could cut, transport, and place each of the two ton stones every 9 seconds.


why every 9 seconds i don't get it?
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:02 am

Tangradi's skating rewinds time.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Tico Rick on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:02 am

redwill wrote:What I find fun is ... let's assume that time-travel is possible sometime in the future. If someone comes back in time and changes history, we wouldn't know it, would we? We would just have our normal memories like we always do. But those memories are tied to history, which is being changed. The instant our history is changed by time-travel, our entire personal history is changed, without us knowing it.

Assuming time-travel in the future and future-folk changing history, we could have lived a million different lives in just the last few minutes. History changing in a flashing kaleidoscope that we can't see because we're in the kaleidoscope itself.

... If that makes sense.

Yes, but once the future people have gone back into the past and successfully changed history, they would have eliminated their reason for going back to the past, and thus would not have made the trip, which would keep the past the same as it had been.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:13 am

Watch the movie Primer, it explains everything in the language of science and math
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Froggy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:19 am

DocEmrick wrote:Watch the movie Primer, it explains everything in the language of science and math

That movie is extremely complicated
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:42 am

Mr. Colby wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:The pyramids weren't that hard to build... all they had to do was get like 150 people to pull the stone across a lubricated surface and then up ramps that they simply changed the angle of in order to get the next stone up


please explain how you could cut, transport, and place each of the two ton stones every 9 seconds.


why every 9 seconds i don't get it?


thats one of the numbers commonly thrown around. khufu's pyramid was built over 10-20 years and has an estimated 2,300,000 2+ ton stones. fact is they would need to be placed ridiculously quickly no matter who/how it was done.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Rylan on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:27 am

I honestly think we do live thousands / millions of lives. I don't think fantasies are anything more than a glimpse into another life of ours
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby CERV96 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:42 am

Rylan wrote:I honestly think we do live thousands / millions of lives. I don't think fantasies are anything more than a glimpse into another life of ours


If this holds true I can't wait!
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:44 am

Do you mean that I really am going to get stuck on a desert island with Rosanne Barr?

:scared:
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:58 am

Rylan wrote: I don't think fantasies are anything more than a glimpse into another life of ours

I must have been quite the stud in a prior life then... :pop:
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby redwill on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:02 am

Tico Rick wrote:Yes, but once the future people have gone back into the past and successfully changed history, they would have eliminated their reason for going back to the past, and thus would not have made the trip, which would keep the past the same as it had been.


One person's "success" is another's "failure." People would always be wanting to go back.

Moreover, changing history will be like going on an amusement park ride. Stand in line, pay your few bucks, and go back in time.

After all, history is no match for Disney.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Rylan on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:04 am

Haha yea. But in another life you are stuck on the island with your perfect companion. I like this outlook personally because it continuously leaves a world of wonder absent things such as karma or trying to attain a lifetime pass to Heaven's amusement park
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:05 am

I don't think time travel is the ultimate answer. We need to develop a way where we can experience history by being sucked into our home satellite dishes and placed in the time period of the program we are watching.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby SoupOrSam on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:05 am

Pucks_and_Pols wrote:Now: if you can manage to break down a human mass, disintegrate it into a near weightless state, propel it through time and space, and somehow put it back together at its destination, you just might be onto something there.


Problem with this is you might end up turning into one of these guys:
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:07 am

shafnutz05 wrote:I don't think time travel is the ultimate answer. We need to develop a way where we can experience history by being sucked into our home satellite dishes and placed in the time period of the program we are watching.


Spoiler:
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:13 am

For the (very few I'm sure) people that did not get my reference:

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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby CERV96 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:28 am

shafnutz05 wrote:For the (very few I'm sure) people that did not get my reference:

Spoiler:
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Kraftster on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:30 am

My problem with popcorn movie time travel has always been that there is not and cannot be any static "instant" in time at which someone could enter the scene. The instant in time that the DeLorean is set to does not exist as an instant in time, so I don't know how one enters into a dynamic, unfixed existence.

I guess it depends on how one defines time travel, but scientifically, time travel into the future is certainly possible. The closest we can get to time travel into the past is peering deep into space and seeing the past.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:54 am

Problem with travelling into the past is there would be no way you could not in some way change it. Butterfly wings and all that.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby GJ on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:46 am

I remember some poster on the old LGP board called Time Traveler. He said that Mario would buy the Pens and everyone said why would he do something so stupid?
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Kraftster on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:32 am

The whole traveling into the past paradox thing doesn't really click for me. If such time travel is possible, time is clearly not linear, and therefore no paradox would exist.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:36 am

Gaucho wrote:Problem with travelling into the past is there would be no way you could not in some way change it. Butterfly wings and all that.


I think the Butterfly Effect theory is crap, but that's just me. If you do something significant (murder someone), of course that will change the course of history on a noticeable level, and will probably branch out to multiple lives. If you step on a bug, nothing is going to be different.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Pucks_and_Pols on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:46 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Problem with travelling into the past is there would be no way you could not in some way change it. Butterfly wings and all that.


I think the Butterfly Effect theory is crap, but that's just me. If you do something significant (murder someone), of course that will change the course of history on a noticeable level, and will probably branch out to multiple lives. If you step on a bug, nothing is going to be different.


Depends on the destiny of that bug. If it was just an ant that was destined to die a few moments later it probaly would not have a large affect.

But what if it was a mosquito carrying the malaria virus and was destined to bite a small child in a 3rd world nation who, if he lived after not getting the disease, would rise up through the military to become a brutal dictator? If you swatted that mosquito when you went back in time that would obviously have a hugely unintended consequence.

You also have to take the theory of evolution into account. What if you smashed a bug that was somehow genetically destined to reproduce and give rise to a whole different species over the millennia?

Even one small thread pulled out could unweave many things in the universe IF it were possible to go back and alter the past.
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Re: Is Time Travel Possible?

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:51 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Problem with travelling into the past is there would be no way you could not in some way change it. Butterfly wings and all that.


I think the Butterfly Effect theory is crap, but that's just me. If you do something significant (murder someone), of course that will change the course of history on a noticeable level, and will probably branch out to multiple lives. If you step on a bug, nothing is going to be different.


Seems short-sighted. I'm not saying everything you do has a fundamental impact on whatever, but fact is that our existence is the sum of countless little actions and deeds and coincidences that all have their meaning and effect.
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