# time travel

sofar55
Posers and Puzzles 08 Feb '06 02:54
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 12:401 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. 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. 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. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
08 Feb '06 13:541 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. 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
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
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
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
These "special wormholes" can't be stabilized and would tear you apart. So really, it's not possible.
12. 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
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
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