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I've worked on a Time travel novel as well. I created a machine in which the scientist and passengers travel thru Time & Space along with the whole machine.
Originally posted by Nordman
I once read that one cannot travel back in time beyond the point of inventing the time machine.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
In school, they told me my IQ is in the upper 2% of the population, but I wasn't trying to sound smart. I don't believe IQ scores reflect intellect very well, though. And I know that my definition of time is incomprehensible to most people. But, then, convincing anyone to see it my way was never my goal anyway. Your definition of time makes no sense to me.
If I was trying to sound smart I would have written something like this:
Perforce & pro forma, henceforth & in perpetuity, implacably & without umbrage, this regulatory authoritarian aristocracy’s providential predilection for, & perennial proclivity to, punctilious parsimony has unanimously, unambigously & incontrovertably impelled the stringent elucidation in this preemptive promulgation. At our prerogative, without prejudice, pursuant to our aforementioned profligate perfunctory placation of portentious presuppositions substantiating polemic perfidy, this prima fascia proviso is a peremptory proscription to forthwith & heretofore advocate the insubstantiation of all preceding pontifications, this precis has precedent. Thus, we contumaceously & importunately requisition you to precipitously endeavour to ameliorate, repudiate & extirpate perfunctory, archaic, anomalous, incommensurable, egregious & extemporaneous prognostications individuating nebulous variegated conterminous physiological peripheral phenomena erroneously delineating a prodigious preponderance of incipient, spurious, specious, execrable, peripatetic, & equivocal differentiation inherently & indisputably exhibited by, & inseparably & irreparably incorporated into, the exceedingly minuscule percentile of pelagic, priapic protuberances demonstrably perceptible among the heterogeneous sub-genus of the aforementioned excessively infrequent population of anatomically atypical salamander zygotes inexplicably exhibiting distinctive sepia & sorrel epidermal striations. This inscrutible, enigmatic anthropomorphic transmogrification is ostensibly paradoxical to the obsequious, obfuscating prevarications of this vociferous assemblage of indoctrinated, anti-disestablishmentarianists whose implicitly supercilious, compensatory postulations appertaining to the ostentatious, audacious, vexatious & perspicacious endocentric stentorian iconoclasts with a penchant for self-edification, who invariably purport to be conciliatory adjudicators, decisively deduced to be in actuality acting antithetically, disclosing a diametrically opposed, contrasting comportment, contrarily, incongruently, surreptitiously, perniciously, capriciously & salaciously encumbering indistinguishable exascerbating existentialistic irrationalities expeditiously & efficaciously constructed expressly to insidiously & irrefutably corroborate the incorporeal sanctimonious polysyllabic sesquipedalian verbosities prevalent in this inordinately profuse, interminably & inexorably proliferating, multitude of disingenuous, pedagogical, semantic, pedantic, obfuscatorial, objectionable, indefensible, indubitably untenable, conspicously convoluted, pre-eminently ponderous, imperious, impenitent, preternaturally inculcated nomenclature.
Originally posted by voodoo child
Originally posted by Toelint
This reminds me of all those notions physicists have of parallel universes and such. especially where they compare our existance and others to lanes on a super highway. Well, here's a question for everyone.
Why can't we have lanes (universes) which are running in the opposite direction??
Punch through to a parallel universe which is running in the opposite direction (which or course is "running forward" to them.) then punch your way back to this universe, when you've reached the year in which you want to return? Presto...you're in the past!
Did that make sense?
yeah man that made sense! cool as theory!!
very creative mind u have
Originally posted by mrjones
Originally posted by One_Love_One_GOD
Time travel Is not possible because time itself does not exsist, it's just a measurement we use, only the present Is possble and the past only exsists In are minds as in memories. Not to mention the fact that matter can not be In anyone place at any given time and, also heres food thought through out history the matter that makes up the mass of your body was In some form or another on the Earth.
Im not to scientific as you can tell lol but If you think about it what I just said makes perfect sense
So based on that the holoccaust never happened, hitler was a rather nice guy actually, bush is a good president who never went to war, clinton never tried marijuana nor had an affair.
History is only our memories right? so in that case when we develop the tech to alter memories then we can change the past?
History does exist
the future exists
it is like a cassette tape and player, the read head is now, however, just because the past has already played through the read head and is curling up at the end of the reel does not mean it never happened nor that is does not exist still, it is just not currently happening
It is entirely possible that when we reach the end of the reel the universe will rewind, collapsing in on itself and playing again
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
'Uh...and this is proof of a high IQ? Hmm....maybe it's just me, and all those run-on, fragmented sentences.
Hey, I'm kidding! Noooooo' toelint
Who said I was trying to prove that? Hardly. I can't even prove I'm sane, let alone that I have a high IQ. Just because our education system test results claim that does not mean it is so. Even if my IQ is high, I have yet to find a definitive explanation of what, other than that I can write IQ tests really well, a high IQ signifies. Are you sane? Can you prove it? My dad met someone who asked that and then proceeded to prove he was, after my dad replied he himself could not do so.
And if run-on and fragmented sentences were good enough for James Joyce and E. E. Cummings, they are good enough for me.
'Fred, it takes a smart man to know how stupid he is.' Barney Rubble
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
Someday is not a day of the week.
Originally posted by ViolatoR
I dont know if this has been mentioned yet, but...
Well one problem with time travel that no-one ever mentions is that if you travel in time only, say, your time machine in your garage takes you from today to a week from today; you would have moved through time but not through space. When you appear in a week, you will be in a new time but the same point in space, which is a couple miles away from the earth floating in space. And that would suck. The only person to have mentioned this is John Tutor who claims that during the early time travel experiments, the porbes were not comming back, because they were traveling a few hours they appeared many miles away and thousands of feet in the air.
So in your time travel book, remember that a complicated set of gyroscopes and gravity detectors and atomic clocks are probably needed to keep the ship traveling in space as it travels in time. And thus keep your hero from ending up inside the moon, or worse.
(I just read some posts and it seems like time travel is still tabu or not readily understood by the lay-poster. If you travel near a black hole, space and time are so warped that you come out hundreds of years in your future. You cant use the process to go back in time, but just like the atomic clock experiments it is time travel. Time travel happens all the time everywhere. The famous double slit experiment even showed that information/time moves from future to past as well. So stop debating the semantics of the word Time and just accept it is possible and probable; and not restricted by any known laws or theorys of physics. In fact if time travel is determined to not be possible, THATS when the science books will have to be rewritten.)
[edit on 1/25/2006 by ViolatoR]
Originally posted by apc
If you do decide to go with pure fiction and devise a way to travel prior to the existance of the machine, be sure to throw in something to give it a 3 dimensional target reference. Otherwise, the machine will arrive floating in space very, very far away.