posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 01:32 PM
Well, the recent thread about time travel had me thinking on the subject, and I have come up with the conclusion that it is inprobable and maybe even
Here are my observations....
1. The concept of time involves the past, present, and future.
2. The present is only a moment in time. Think of a line. The present is one dot on the line. Within moments, the present has become the past and
"the future has become the present which has then become the past".
3. The theory of future would seem to be influenced by variables in the past. A "Cause and Effect" relationship, if you will.
4. If this theory is correct, it would be impossible for the future to even exist in a sense that we could jump years ahead, because the events that
shape the future have not yet happened. You could not go 15 years into the future and see your presently unborn child alive and playing, because in
this plane of existence we call the "present", you have not yet had a child. What if a "Cause" steps in 6 years down the road and has the
"Effect" that you are not able to have that child? If you were to move into the future, your present self would cease to exist, unless there was a
way to stop time, thus causing all types of effects that would reshape not only your personal future, but those who know you as well.
5. Jumping to the past, however might seem more logical, although, still impossible. It is the same effect as the future jump, only in reverse. If
you were to go back in time, you would not be able to return to the future without everything being different, because you would have to return at the
exact moment you had left. That calculation is one that would not be fun, as again, you would have to stop time itself for nothing to be different.
The past would still be moving towards the future, and then you have the numerous paradoxes(is that even a word?) of creating a rift in time such as
when your present self (the one that jumped into the past) is re-created by your parents. The only way to prevent that paradox is to prevent your
parents from creating you. Logically, if you were never created though, you could have never been alive to travel into the past in the first place.
To me, after getting this enormous headache thinking about all these logisitics, time travel would be impossible due to the ramifications it would
have on our existence...If the future is shaped by Cause and Effect, then we could not travel to the future because it isn't pre-determined.....we
could not travel to the past because of the changes it would make to our "present" and "future".....If the future IS pre-determined by some
known/unknown force (such as a God), then neither the future, present, nor past could be changed anyways...
Therefore, to me, time travel has not, is not, and will not be accomplished...
I am open to the many flaws I am sure can be found in my theory though....So please share, as I haven't done any research or anything...I think if we
sit down and discuss this, we might be able to make some headway for the argument for or against Time Travel....