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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Arguably the greatest paradox of all is the one predicted by Einstein's work on relativity : the Twin Paradox, which has its basis in time dilation.

    A related easier understood paradox goes like this : Einstein's theory of special relativity predicts that it is theoretically possible to travel back in time. So, if I travel back in time far enough and kill my paternal grandfather before he conceives my father, how can I possible exist in the futurte in order to be able to travel back in time to kill my grandfather?
    Stephen Hawkings says that in actuality, it might be possible to go forward in time, but it's not possible to go back in time. So you won't be able to kill your own grandfather. It probably wasn't such a good idea any way. . .

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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Arguably the greatest paradox of all is the one predicted by Einstein's work on relativity : the Twin Paradox, which has its basis in time dilation.

    A related easier understood paradox goes like this : Einstein's theory of special relativity predicts that it is theoretically possible to travel back in time. So, if I travel back in time far enough and kill my paternal grandfather before he conceives my father, how can I possible exist in the futurte in order to be able to travel back in time to kill my grandfather?
    Stephen Hawkings says that in actuality, it might be possible to go forward in time, but it's not possible to go back in time. So you won't be able to kill your own grandfather. It probably wasn't such a good idea any way. . .
    Well, anything is possible, so they say... I imagine that if we can travel forward in time enough, we will have the technology to travel back in time... It's all so wibbly wobbly, my mind hurts!
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  3. #23


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    I think the whole issue with time travel is that it assumes parallel univers or alternate dimensions, eg 10 years I had a choice to select a,b or c and I selected c. I therefore have created two more alternate realities; the second assumption is that these alternate realities are frozen in time instead moving parallel to our own. So, if I were to travel to an alternate reality that reality would also be 10 years after the day I made a choice to select a,b or c.

    As for moving forward in time. Time is an arbortrary concept which is used to mesure the rate of change, and sence all things undergo change at different rates, that could only mean that time exist relatively to our own perception and is not an actual law of nature. Time does not exist.

    And of course, this is my opinion.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by n0th1n9 View Post
    I think the whole issue with time travel is that it assumes parallel univers or alternate dimensions, eg 10 years I had a choice to select a,b or c and I selected c. I therefore have created two more alternate realities; the second assumption is that these alternate realities are frozen in time instead moving parallel to our own. So, if I were to travel to an alternate reality that reality would also be 10 years after the day I made a choice to select a,b or c.

    As for moving forward in time. Time is an arbortrary concept which is used to mesure the rate of change, and sence all things undergo change at different rates, that could only mean that time exist relatively to our own perception and is not an actual law of nature. Time does not exist.

    And of course, this is my opinion.
    Ummmmmm, I think you might want to check the latest scientific theories. . . you'll be VERY surprised.
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    If 1,000,000 grains of sand is a pile of sand. And a pile of sand minus one grain is still a pile. Repeatedly removing one more grain of sand eventually forces one to accept the conclusion that a pile may be composed of just one grain of sand.

    A Guy
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    If 1,000,000 grains of sand is a pile of sand. And a pile of sand minus one grain is still a pile. Repeatedly removing one more grain of sand eventually forces one to accept the conclusion that a pile may be composed of just one grain of sand. A Guy
    Nope, I don't think so, Bill. It's all semantics, of course, but a "pile" connotes more than one thing laid upon another. (i.e. "pile: A heap of things laid or lying one on top of another.") So I think the last grain is just a grain.

    But for me, here's the interesting question: If the definition says "a heap" of thingS lying on top of another, would one grain of sand lying on another grain be a pile? According to that definition, that wouldn't be a "pile" either.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Arguably the greatest paradox of all is the one predicted by Einstein's work on relativity : the Twin Paradox, which has its basis in time dilation.

    A related easier understood paradox goes like this : Einstein's theory of special relativity predicts that it is theoretically possible to travel back in time. So, if I travel back in time far enough and kill my paternal grandfather before he conceives my father, how can I possible exist in the futurte in order to be able to travel back in time to kill my grandfather?


    The way i see this you already exist,therefore.it's got to be a little deeper than that...
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  8. #28


    ~An archer must, in order to hit his target, not aim directly at it, but slightly to the side~
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  9. #29


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    that's not a paradox, that's physics and common sense, the arrow flexes and the archer needs to compensate for the flexing.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
    that's not a paradox, that's physics and common sense, the arrow flexes and the archer needs to compensate for the flexing.
    What if you dont know physics ...lol...
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