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What man owns dominion over the truth? Point him out, and i'll go there.
Originally posted by Jeddyhi
The two you's can go have a press conference and explain how you are both identical but yet of different ages.
Medical examinations would eliminate the idea of identical twins. The only other hurdle would be the claim of cloning which I'm sure scientists could rule out after some analysis.
Originally posted by OnTheDeck
Really, this thread has gone 10 pages because no one has found a fool proof way to prove to a large number of people they have time traveled.
I've kind of come to the conclusion that, because of this, we may have time travelers among us who have just not bothered coming out to the larger community. This may seem absurd, but I am open-minded to the possibility (Actually, I know of at least two individuals who claim to have time traveled; one of which is in the process of convincing me LOL).
It would be easy, as I think we have shown, to prove you have time traveled to one person, or a small group. But when you get to larger numbers, it just seems a very difficult thing to prove...at least it has here so far.
A lot of people have given ideas that they think might prove time travel to a large number of people, but you really have to ask yourself if the people you're trying to prove it to might be able to provide another explanation for the proof you offer.
An example was preditions. If you were to make a number of predictions that came true, would people think you had time traveled to get that information, or is there a possibility that they would think you had ESP, or some sort of psychic ability?
In other words, people would tend to make the most realistic, familiar, simple and likely explanation for the proof you are providing.
We are still forging ahead. I have not come to the conclusion that it is impossible to prove you've time traveled to a large group of people, because as far as I'm concerned, the idea just hasn't been presented yet...
Originally posted by Jeddyhi
As far as your concerned? I have read many great ideas in this thread and some are very plausible. You are just not accepting them. Why I don't know. I mentioned the idea of going back in time and placing a personal ad in a newspaper. If you told the media to check the Chicago Tribune, January 22, 1936 evening edition in the personal ads and they found a message directed at them such as "This is to the press conference in 2007, specifically to the viewers at home watching their plasma televisions", You would definitely get attention from scientists and the public.
You state that you believe time travelers could be among us but are hesitant to come forward because they fear they will not be able to prove their claims. That is borderline absurd.
...a more plausible reason for not coming forward would be to protect history ...imagine if modern day neo nazi's went back in time to WWII and gave Hitler critical info.
What would be the benefit of convincing a large number of people? Convincing the ones that matter would be sufficient, no?
...go a week into the future, by a newspaper and bring it back to him. When the date on the newspaper finally arrived, the OP could go buy one off the stand and compare. They would be identical.
I could also go back in time and place personal classified ads directed at the OP so when he went to the library and looked up the old newspaper, there he would read a personal ad directed at him.
Originally posted by OnTheDeck
Perhaps it is in our best interests, and theirs if they remain ambigious and/or unseen.
It's never in our best interests to be kept in the dark. We need to know what's going on. There is no reason to keep information from the free and independent race of human beings on this planet. None.
To me, the point is to get the truth to as many people as possible in the quickest means possible.
If we were to abide by these standards in everyday life and FULL DISCLOSURE was the norm ......Then shouldn't we be teaching sexual education to kindergarteners and first graders?
wow, you clearly described the meaning of "the watcher" to me, not a vouyer, just a watcher, like an angel, somewhere I said its like your your own angel in that aspect watching yourself, in the far future I think people watch it on the net like reality TV but IT IS reality, awsome post!!!
Originally posted by ozmorphus
Here is how I would do it:
Before I went back in time I would study up on famous people and just regular people and news people. Find out where they were born, where they lived, went on vacations, ate at, played at, slept at, etc. I would then go back to those specific locations and video tape these people with their parents or their girlfriends/friends actually participating in various activities or just laying in bed asleep.
After I returned to my own time I would send the footage to everybody I videotaped and post them all over the web and send it to all kinds of major news outlets.
It is a totally foolproof way to prove I was a time traveler. If a shoot some video of lets say, Wolf Blitzer from CNN when he was 15 years old, walking down the Atlantic City boardwalk holding hands with an ex girlfriend who is now dead. That would be great proof. How could I fake something like that, especially if he knows what I videotaped is exactly what happened that day?
Or if I videotaped Bush and his dad playing around in the yard when Bush was 5 years old and Bush fell and cut his knee and his dad put a bandaid on it. How would I know about this in order to fake it, especially if they lived in a secluded area and there is nothing showing Bush ever talked about this incident to anyone.
How about I find out some personal info on a moderator like where they lived and I go back in time and video tape them when they were 7 years old asleep in their bed or videotape their parents asleep in the bed. Things can be faked, but it will be extremly hard to fake how a person looked EXACTLY in their past and private moments they never told anybody about.
Another thing you could do is go back in time and plant hidden cameras in people's home and just get a daily record of their activities. Some might be embarrasing, but it would be proof you are a time traveller.
Just my two cents.