Is Time Travel logically possible?

Maybe it doesn't create paradoxes after all.

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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#21  Postby aufbahrung » Jul 15, 2019 3:36 pm

Every planet we reach is dead so what's new?
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#22  Postby laklak » Jul 15, 2019 4:12 pm

I know time travel isn't invented in my lifetime, or I'd have already been back to my earlier self with lots of advice and a few stock tips.
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#23  Postby BlackBart » Jul 15, 2019 5:49 pm

There was just a big blue flash in my garden and some old guy in a Dude Abides T-shirt just appeared, screamed "Don't eat the Burrito!!!....wait...this isn't Florida!!" and jumped over the fence. Dunno what that was all about. :dunno:
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#24  Postby laklak » Jul 15, 2019 9:56 pm

Time Lord Law prevents me from saying anything more than "Be excellent to each other".
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#25  Postby Hermit » Jul 15, 2019 10:53 pm

There was a young lady named Bright
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She set out one day
In a relative way
And returned on the previous night.

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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#26  Postby Vitro » Oct 01, 2020 3:10 am

Here's an idea, what if when you travel back in time, you don't magically make a copy of yourself out of nowhere. You and the time machine simply move in reverse time, everything playing backwards as if cause and effect were reversed. However everything and everyone you interacted with start doing different things as you are no longer interacting with them. Once you step out of the time machine you arrive in a different past, the same way the future can be changed by small events(the butterfly effect).

For example if you drop a pebble in a pond then walk into the time machine and go back in time. The pebble would rise out of the water where your hand was, but since your hand is no longer there it will simply fall back. Now step out of the time machine(time moving forward again). Now once again you will see the pebble rise into the air, and unless you grab it, will fall back down again.

Another example is building a log cabin in the woods far from everyone else. After building it you go back in time to maybe even years before you built it. When you come back to the log cabin, you will see it standing there and very likely aged, some strange stuff probably happened to the trees you chopped down too.

Last example is you have a conversation with someone you know, maybe have the same conversation or interaction multiple times within a given time frame. Then travel back in time before you ever had those conversations, chances are the person will remember those conversations even though they take place in his future, that or he will have some strange Mandela effect or precognitive dream about it.

Thought this would be an interesting way to think of backwards time travel, solving paradoxes yet creating some interesting effects possibly dire some effects. Imagine going back in time before someone you were close with died, only to find out they magically disappeared one day when they shouldn't have.
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#27  Postby viocjit » Oct 01, 2020 9:04 am

Maybe we fall in a parallel universe if we can practice time travel. Therefore we're not on our timeline but another one. Consequently we can influence events in this timeline but not our.
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#28  Postby BlackBart » Oct 01, 2020 12:56 pm

And maybe Unicorn shit smells like raspberries.
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#29  Postby Fallible » Oct 01, 2020 2:21 pm

Maybe, maybe, maybe. Again, so what? Where do you expect this navel gazing to take you? On to another maybe? Thrilling.

Maybeit tastes like raspberries too, Bart! Just imagine!
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#30  Postby The_Piper » Oct 01, 2020 2:24 pm

Well it does have ground up raspberry seed shells in it.
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#31  Postby Fallible » Oct 01, 2020 2:25 pm

There you go then.
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#32  Postby Svartalf » Oct 01, 2020 2:58 pm

BlackBart wrote:And maybe Unicorn shit smells like raspberries.

:raspberry:
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Re: Is Time Travel logically possible?

#33  Postby BlackBart » Oct 01, 2020 6:19 pm

Fallible wrote:Maybe, maybe, maybe. Again, so what? Where do you expect this navel gazing to take you? On to another maybe? Thrilling.

Maybeit tastes like raspberries too, Bart! Just imagine!


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