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Re: Opinions Of Time Travel

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Posted by Nick Mostek/">Nick Mostek on April 15, 1997 22:39:49 UTC

Try this: Take of piece of paper and think of one side as representing space (going to infinity) and the other side as time (going to infinity). Now take a pencil and put its point on the paper- it represents you in normal space-time. Now, without picking up the pencil, put you pencil somewhere else on the paper. You have to travel in space-time to get somewhere else. This is why time travel is impossible.

You cannot pick your pencil off the paper because it is impossible to just "drop" out of space-time and travel about freely (after all, we exist in space, and would not exist elsewhere). If you can figure out how to "drop" out of space-time and still exist, then you can time travel. If you can figure it out, (with real Physics), you're a genious!

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