a reply to: SRPrime
"Pretend that timelines are shifting" ... I understand that is a concept of science fiction and/or fantasy NOT reality.
Are the timelines parallel to each other and the whole timeline "shifts" or are some folks themselves "shifting" across
said timelines? I've
seen it presented both ways in fictional accounts (that now seem to be accepted as scientific fact).
What's the mechanism for this "shift"? What other evidence, aside from such things as children's book titles is there for these "shifts"? Why would
such a shift only affect some and not all in such a "timeline"? If it's only affecting a few, why?
I'm aware (and have considered from my own experiences) all the rather "fantastic" explanations (which by the by are hardly limited to time travel)
and still, in every instance, no complexity is needed beyond the very reasonable and straightforward answer that humans make mistakes, and we make
mistakes in common.
I'm not asking anyone to give up their elaborate ideas that make them feel special or explain memory lapses or accept a mundane explanation over a
fabulous one. I'm merely stating that every one of these can be explained simply and directly.
It's always been Reba McEntire. It's always been Drano with a long-a mark.
It's always been "No, *I* am your father."
I know this because I can look at historical photos, I own McEntire's cassettes from the 80s, and I went to see Empire
in the theatre.
My explanation is simple and well-established: humans make mistakes. You're providing a prime example of what humans do when confronted with memory
mistakes ... you deny that it's a mistake, you try to reason why the errant information that seems so correct to you is not wrong and is more
reasonable (hmmm fancy that, almost like your mind is making pieces fit together better to fit its own narrative), and now, you all have thousands of
other folks on the internet to say that they "remember it differently" as well to reinforce a common mistake.
As far as mass confabulation goes, look at the other world religions (besides your own, if you're religious).
Billions of people believe in different invisible beings that all do different things for different reasons that contradict the other invisible beings
of the other billion or so who believe something else. There is no "mass confabulation"? My goodness, that's the easiest thing in the world to prove.
These facts regarding errors in human perception, in memory and in as you put it, mass confabulation, are well-demonstrated through multiple studies
which I can provide links to if there's any reason to. I think there isn't because your mind is already made up.
Can you do the same? What studies exist that provide evidence for "timeshifting"?
edit on 1-5-2016 by Gryphon66 because: Noted