This is the final part in this Time Travel debate series. I wish to thank adjensen for his willingness to see this debate topic to it's conclusion,
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I'd like to open this debate with a recourse into human history, and follow it with a "pet" theory of mine. There have been periods in human history
of stagnation, no development, then certain "blossoms" of creativity. There seem to be certain anomalies in the advancement time-line, certain
"boosts", so to speak, that defy normal evolution.
The earliest I'd like to address is the evolutionary branch into Homo Sapiens. The missing link has never been discovered. Of course, there are many
theories of alien involvement, but why rely upon them when a simpler explanation is available? Alien involvement is less palatable than the theory,
which I'll develop during this debate, that time travelers from the far distant future has ensured our survival by basically re-setting the parameters
of the supernova 3.2 billion years from now of our own sun. A comfortable existence can be had within a CTC of a few billion years.
Sumerian, Babylonian, and Egyptian architecture all have images of "anomalies", often attributed to "alien" culture. The "gods" descending from the
heavens. That's firmly rooted in the historical record, stories of "gods", yielding superstitious beliefs, yet unproven. Every culture has belief in
a "god" or "gods", yet none of them correlate with one another. Why is that?
I'd like to present ideas about modern interventions with technology, but I'll save that for a later point in this debate. For now, I'd like to focus
on possibilities in ancient history.
We currently know that we are doomed if we continue to reside on this planet. Billions of years in the future our sun will go supernova, expand into
a gas giant, and consume a radius encompassing the orbit of mars. All four inner planets will be burnt to a crisp. Our civilization will end at that
point, unless we do something.
Escape to the stars? Perhaps.
Create time travel devices? Perhaps.
Both are plausible escape routes, given our current understanding of physics at this point in time.
Which direction would you prefer?
It's more plausible, for a future generation long removed from us, to consider a colony backwards in time.
Such a colony would entail taking back advanced knowledge, but only biodegradable substances, in order to not corrupt the time line, nor to introduce
OOPARTs. A few centuries would ensure a lack of residuals, but also allow the colony to thrive or be reduced into more primitive states.
Not only one colony, but seven.
My "pet" theory is that there is a time loop going on now. Let me expound.
Evolution. We developed from protozoa.
Time-loop. We arrived from the future.
God created everything, We are here because we are.
Each theory is non-falsifiable. They can't be proven. Each is a feasible explanation.
The time travel theory embraces the fact that "gods" can be explained by benevolent travelers wishing to guide past humanity into something better,
which has worked to a degree, but is constrained by human nature. They would be accepted as human, because they are human in form, but would be
served with "supernatural" powers. It is important to note that the old gods took on other than natural forms. Each is resolved by the nature of the
culture being represented.
So, there is a possibility that mankind has been influenced in the past, and has survived repeated global catastrophes, not by their own ingenuity,
but by subtle intervention by our future progeny.
I'll continue with showing a trend of the same nature in modern times, an intervention perhaps in the 15th century, the 19th century, and maybe
For now, I'll yield to adjensen.
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