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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 08 Feb '06 02:54
    this is purely a thought
    Suppose you go into the past and killed your mother or grandmother before she had you/your mother.

    If you say that you'd never been born, then who would have killed the relative?
    therefore no one would have kill them so you would have been born right
  2. 08 Feb '06 04:01
    sweet paradox...ponder this, this statement is false...or I knew a cretin who told me that all cretin are liars....whoa...did that blow your mind like it did mine?!!!
  3. 08 Feb '06 05:01
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    sweet paradox...ponder this, this statement is false...or I knew a cretin who told me that all cretin are liars....whoa...did that blow your mind like it did mine?!!!
    dude you just ruined the whole thread.
  4. 08 Feb '06 12:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sofar55
    this is purely a thought
    Suppose you go into the past and killed your mother or grandmother before she had you/your mother.
    I think similarly to Einstein on this one: you won't kill them. However, it is a very interesting question.
  5. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    08 Feb '06 12:51
    Originally posted by fetofs
    I think similarly to Einstein on this one: you won't kill them. However, it is a very interesting question.
    Well, let's just say Einstein may have simply said it's impossible because relativity says you cannot go back in time in the first place.
  6. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    08 Feb '06 13:17
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    sweet paradox...ponder this, this statement is false...or I knew a cretin who told me that all cretin are liars....whoa...did that blow your mind like it did mine?!!!
    It's 'Cretan', not 'cretin', if you're trying to Epimenedes it up, in which case you get the Freudian slip of the day award.

    If you weren't talking about Epimenides (hedging my bets on the spelling, you see), which is possible since 'chess player' and 'gay cowboy' could easily replace '(C/c)ret(a/i)n', then my apologies.
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    08 Feb '06 13:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    It's 'Cretan', not 'cretin', if you're trying to Epimenedes it up, in which case you get the Freudian slip of the day award.

    If you weren't talking about Epimenides (hedging my bets on the spelling, you see), which is possible since 'chess player' and 'gay cowboy' could easily replace '(C/c)ret(a/i)n', then my apologies.
    I wish I was smrt enouf to laf at your wrd ply.

    P- (normal cretin)
  8. 08 Feb '06 14:27
    Einstein came from the future!
    How else can he think of these genious ideas?
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Feb '06 00:11
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Well, let's just say Einstein may have simply said it's impossible because relativity says you cannot go back in time in the first place.
    Actually, travel into the past may be possible, through special
    wormholes. But if you kill your grampa, instead of going back
    to a world where you were never born, some theories of multiple
    universes say the universe splits off and a new on forms where
    you were never born but the old one goes on as if you were never
    there. That solves the paradox.
  10. 09 Feb '06 07:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Actually, travel into the past may be possible...
    Yes, and into the future also.
    I do it every day! But it takes time.
    If I want to go 1 minute into the future it takes approx 60 seconds to do it.
  11. 09 Feb '06 21:39
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Actually, travel into the past may be possible, through special
    wormholes. But if you kill your grampa, instead of going back
    to a world where you were never born, some theories of multiple
    universes say the universe splits off and a new on forms where
    you were never born but the old one goes on as if you were never
    there. That solves the paradox.
    These "special wormholes" can't be stabilized and would tear you apart. So really, it's not possible.
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Feb '06 23:12
    Originally posted by Balla88
    These "special wormholes" can't be stabilized and would tear you apart. So really, it's not possible.
    I don't think the final word on that has been said yet, it bounces
    back and forth, yes you can, no you can't, yes you can, etc.
    Right now its a definite maybe.
  13. 09 Feb '06 23:41
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Actually, travel into the past may be possible, through special
    wormholes. But if you kill your grampa, instead of going back
    to a world where you were never born, some theories of multiple
    universes say the universe splits off and a new on forms where
    you were never born but the old one goes on as if you were never
    there. That solves the paradox.
    Both times suffers from a conservation of matter/energy problem, because you have blasted into existence without being there before in one time, and disappeared without trace in another, therefore an equal amoutn of matter/energy to you might have to move from the past into the future when you flow from the future to the past. If equal amounts of information would have to flow as well, as that is also conserved - then maybe you could only replace an identical thing, and the identical thing would have done what you are about to do anyway, so no paradox.
  14. 10 Feb '06 00:11
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I don't think the final word on that has been said yet, it bounces
    back and forth, yes you can, no you can't, yes you can, etc.
    Right now its a definite maybe.
    You have a point, they do bounce it around quite a bit. And while we currently know of no law that states that time travel is impossbile, I doubt we could overcome the problems associated with achieving it.

    The black hole (wormhole) idea requires ripping space-time to create the actual hole, which would then (from what I know) need to be stabilized with exotic matter.

    The technology required for this is mind boggling. Basically, a black hole(wormhole) approaching the speed of light.
  15. 11 Feb '06 02:08
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Yes, and into the future also.
    I do it every day! But it takes time.
    If I want to go 1 minute into the future it takes approx 60 seconds to do it.
    that was funny when i read it thanks for the laughs