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Is there a way to prove it? Very probably. The irony would be the person from the future would probably have to bring the equipment with them so you can't be 100% sure everything is kosher.
Originally posted by OnTheDeck
So you're saying to bring the time travel technology and show it. This could work. I won't ruin it and say the military would swoop in and take it before it could be tested, but that in itself would offer credibility.
So, if the time traveler showed the technology and operated it people would believe. Could this convince a large number of people?
Can someone think of a reason that this would still be misinterpreted?
[edit on 19-1-2007 by OnTheDeck]
you originally asked how a traveller could prove it to you. I think the answers given by everyone would be sufficient to convince an individual.
In taking that original question to the next step, how does the traveller prove it to the world, well, doing the same thing on a vastly public scale. Media outlets etc.
a text book with exact ocurrances would not be open for interpretation. Let's say the book had a section on the natural disasters. Would an earthquake in japan with a 9.0 magnitude be open for interpretation? What about a tsunami or a class 6 hurricane with specific dates for when and where it hits?
Could you say the Mets might not have won 3-2 in a game? Could you say that, while the Richter Scale read 9.0 for the earthquake in Tokyo on the 20th of February, 2007, the actual date, location or magnitude are open for debate?
More curious to me would be how could someone go back in time and then return to prove it.
Originally posted by Frakkerface
Or if we went back now & bought some proof back, like a signed picture of Ra or something...
i think time traveling may have an effect on the collective. like if you time traveled and only changed your life, how would that effect the human mind collective.
experiences that only include you do not matter, it is when we interact with others that true memories occur, so how would all that change.
i believe each and every one of lifes are half destiny half free will. if you change one bit in your life you may not change your destiny at all, your life may have a way of balancing out what was supposed to have happened.do not try to think to linear, when i say destiny, we can all get to the same point, and go in many different directions.
The way they would prove it, in my mind would be perhaps if they bought back a living Dodo, or another creature that we have made extinct, like a Mammoth.
Originally posted by andy1033Crakeur - people question carbon dating, you see you will never be able to get everyone to believe, not without showing equipment on tv, doing the time thing and coming back to them, which is something that would never be alllowed.
...if you betted on that horse (and presuming you wouldnt have betted at all otherwise), the act of you betting would affect the odds, you would win money etc...the future would be different, not just your reality but the reality of the whole world, for example, you would have the winnings (possibly a lot) so you would possibly do different activities than you would've other wise...
you would only have one chance to prove it, as the government(nsa) would be down on you in a flash.