reply to post by jamie21m
I'm reading a book called 'Chaos' by James Gleick...it's a fascinating introduction on the science of chaos, one of the chapters is on the
"Butterfly Affect"....we all know about it, but we tend to think of it in a radical sense.
By that I mean I travel back in time, have an accident with a man who dies, turn out he would have taken my mother to a dance where she would have met
my father etc!
But the butterfly affect, and the world in general (aided by chaos) works on a much smaller scale.
If I travel back in time, the very disturbance in the atmosphere that my presence creates, the motions and actions I undertake, could possibly change
the world for ever, alter history in a monumental way.
For example (using the same idea as a butterfly's wings), I go back in time, a bee flies at me and I swat it away, but I shouldn't have been there
to swat the bee away and its' flight should have eventually taken it onto sting someone, that someone was supposed to die from an allergic reaction
to the sting, that person now goes on to do something dramatic, creating millions of other butterfly affects, changing the course of history for ever.
Even me walking could change the air flow in the atmosphere, perhaps unbelievably resulting in a weather system that causes a drought somewhere,
resulting in a war or famine...chaos tells us that can happen.
Just the reality of time travel, a person occupying a space, place, event in time when they were not meant too, will probably have far reaching
I think if time travel had happened, we'd know somehow..de ja vu perhaps?
All the best...Kiwifoot
[edit on 18-11-2009 by kiwifoot]