posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 08:48 PM
I get the impression from reading this thread that many of the people who are commenting have not read the original conversations from the forum which
Titor took part in.
Not only that, I also read months of posts after that. This was before I came to ATS, before I found it. The only reason I did find ATS is because
of John Titor's story and a google search.
The Multi-World Theorem (Which is a very likely model as it stands because the more we learn about Quantum Mechanics, the more likely it seems) states
the following about time travel;
-There is no such thing as direct timeline travel. Any timeline you travel back to will be a split from your originating timeline.
-Preservation of Causality means you can never return to your original world if you do travel back in time. You can only return to a world
infinitesimally different from your own.
-World-lines have divergences from the original world. Some can be so massive as to be deadly upon arrival (Earth formed too close to the sun and has
a toxic atmosphere, etc.), or recognizably different but with very similar histories.
That being noted, stated, and CLARIFIED for those who are not familiar with Titor, he stated that this model is correct.
I cannot go into the physics concerning his time travel machine, but there are places you can go to read the discussions about the device and most of
what is proposed seems to be fairly good guess work, if it isn't accurate. Suffice it to say, if Titor made up his story concerning the time
machine, his rudimentary descriptions of the Physics seems to jive with our current understanding of things and does not outright conflict.
Many people who claim to have debunked Titor refer to a picture taken, supposedly, of his Mentor in the truck with the Time Travel Device... and a
Laser pointer whose light bends as it leaves the cab. I would argue that people who think this is proof DO NOT understand particle physics or how
light might be affected by an intense gravitational distortion in a local environment.
If someone were to argue that, "if that's the case, how come the people sitting NEXT to the device aren't meat paste?" I'd be obliged to point
out that the purpose of the device was to transport the vehicle and its contents through time that the distortion would likely work exactly as driving
a car. You don't feel your mass or weight while you are maintaining a steady motion, you feel as if you are stationary because you and the objects
around you are moving at the same velocity.
Thusly, if a person, car, and time travel device are moving at the same velocity... I'd imagine the light would bend around them much like the wind
flows across your windshield, but they would not feel any adverse effects of their motion unless they hit some sort of time-wall.
For those of you who haven't researched Titor, or who think that by refuting a few key points in the story that the whole of it falls apart... you
all need to read more on the topic.
And keep something in mind;
Allowing for the belief in something does not necessitate believing it. Keeping the possibility open does not necessarily quantify endorsement.
Skepticism is keeping an open mind to all possibilities, but confessing only to the ones likeliest to your understanding.
That being said...
The first thing I thought of when I was paying attention to Obama in the past week and the Lincoln thing was brought up repeatedly... was John
Titor's statement about the next President trying to be like Lincoln.
For those who don't remember... Titor stated he was surprised that Y2K hadn't happened, because in his reality it had.
Why don't you mull over if that could've possibly delayed the inevitable by contributing to the complacency of the populace as a whole.