Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time Travel 2





Having speculated on Time Travel in my previous post, I now delve further into the subject.

If you assume you can travel back in time, you assume that all points of time co-exist simultaneously. So that all events become points on a timeline, and all points are infinite in number as well as co-existing all the time. How else would it be possible to choose a point in time, say in the past and travel to that point? Think of all time as a continous line and events at a particular time as points on that timeline.
Imagine me sitting in my chair, typing away on my PC keyboard this minute. At some time in the future I would want to come back to this moment. This moment must be suspended on the timeline infinitely even though I move along this timeline.
If we could freeze time as well as travelling in time, we would exist in that moment of time we choose to visit and observe it in minute detail, walk around it and try to manipulate it.

Time is relative but time doesn't stand still or  suspend all events that occur along the timeline event horizon, waiting for a time traveller to come and visit any particular moment.

Time travel to me is a leap of the imagination but physically impossible.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Time Travel




I've been thinking about time travel for a long long time. Can we travel into the future? Can we travel into the past?
Many authors have imagined the ability to go back to the past and possibly alter the course of history.
Stephen Kings book titled 11/22/63 entertains the possibility of a time traveller stopping the assassination of JFK.
There are many scientific dissertations on whether such time travel is possible when the mathematics and physics laws allow.
To me, the answer to this question is simple and doesn't involve any science at all.

Consider the notion that time is relative, that all events already exist in space-time and our human perception of time is a very limited perception within the scope of the big picture...that is, what is possible in our universe.

So if the past, present and future exist simultaneously within space-time, wouldn't someone from the future have already come back in time and altered events/history? Consider how many events in human history would be candidates for modification. WW2 and WW1 come to mind. Humanity could well do without these events.
So, the fact that our history is as bloody and tragic as it is, I doubt that time travel from any point in the future is possible and if time travel is possible, it has no effect on altering events in the past.

The time travel paradox is another way of saying, time travel is not possible.


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is It News?




I like to read the news, first thing in the morning.

What riles me is the amount of comment that is reported as news.

I know, news media need stories to attract readers and there are many days when there just isn't any news...

So, the he said/she said phenomenon takes over.

On an average day, 80% of so called news is just people expressing opinions, especially (God help us) actors expressing opinions.

And then there's the journalists opinion columns, which we need to pay a subcription to read.
I know, these guys need to make a living too.
But, I have opinions as does everybody else and they are free to anyone who wants to read them...

Is this article news to anyone?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Afraid of Dying?

Dying, What's the big deal?

I'll tell you what, The fact that you can't take IT with you, your memories, your wealth, your possessions, your other half, everything that's important to you. That's what.

The Egyptian phaoroh who built a pyramid or two and buried everything precious with him after he died knew that.

I'll have one with everything to go, wrap it up, takeaway.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Climate Change



So,

You are passionate about climate change, something must be done, right?

I suggest you sell your car.

Then, maybe turn off your air conditioner or heater or both.

Do you use electricity? Stop, it's burning up carbon.

Hold true to your beliefs and stop expecting the government to fix this problem.

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