posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 12:28 AM
Quest, I know a lot of people that think the way you do, and things I'll ask you not to ask me to do:
A) Think for myself.
B) Follow Logic.
C) Stop being a Scientist.
I know that may sound silly, but in my encounters with people who have the belief that time only exists because humans perceive it, some 95% of those
I've run into believe that I am some patsy who sees an x=y and believes it, they believe that since they don't think what the rest of the world
does, they must be right, and are the martyr, while we, the populous, and the educated, are wrong - I do not mean to label you as one of these, but
they are common, and they are not people I wish to converse with, for their own closedmindedness and inability to think confuses me, as I am sure I
and much of the intelligent world confuse them. Anyrate, onto my post.
If there is a dimension known as time that is actually worked into the fabric of space, that is not merely a consequence of perceptual cognition, then
travelling back through it is in all theoretical means impossible. Wormholes are a possible exception, but a likelier concept than them is a
dimensional bridge, where you would jump into a universe that is very similar to your own, but sits at a different point in time. If you know a bit
about string theory and ekpyrosis, then you may already know, or already have thought of the idea that a time dimension may exist individually in each
brane, while a larger overruling time dimension may exist outside all things, which prevents any chances of paradoxes, because while the person could
be at a point behind their own intended time, they would still be moving ever-forward in the outer-time, which would be like the Universe's safety
net. Anyrate, two universes that turn out identically could be created a minute apart. If you live in the one a minute ahead, then you could jump to
the minute earlier one, and manage to 'travel back' a minute.
If time is all a human perception, and invention, completely 100% a creation by us, then the last 1000 years of human knowledge is baseless and we
have no real point of existing - all we do is limit ourselves, and were we to meet another civilisation, we could infect them with limits too - if
time is nonexistent altogether, then I don't think humanity should exist..
Then again, I am nuts. G'day.