Dec 172013

Question by Rob: Is time travel to the past possible?
Or time travel to the future in chunks of time? I know there is apparently nothing in the laws of physics to prevent the reverse of time, but it is surely absurd to think of visiting ones younger self?

Also if time was flowing backwards now, how would our thought processes differ, we only hold memories and cant see the future. I know the big crunch has been proved unlikely, but I used to wonder that if the universe was retracting and time was reversed would we consciously realise it, as for the quantum split second of consciousness it would be impossible to distinguish in which direction time is flowing?

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Answer by Sagim
It is likely that humans are the species from the future or how else could we be biologically so similar to other creatures and yet so different in our mental capabilities.

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Feb 062013

Question by Big Messy Tranny: Will the uninterrupted scale of time allow you to ship your consciousness to the past?

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Answer by oldprof
Sure… they are called memories.

What I suspect you are really looking for is can we travel into the past through some sort of mental process. That’s a no.

There is nothing back there in time. Time exists now and only now as current events unfold.

There are fringe folk who will take exception to this assertion, but they ignore the facts and the laws of physics. The major argument for the inability to travel backward in time is the splattered egg. An egg cannot spontaneously reassemble itself because of a little something called entropy.

Without going into the boring details entropy states that things get more jumbled and chaotic, not less. The 1000 page “War and Peace” novel, for example, can fly into the wind and become totally jumbled. But as there is only one way for low entropy to occur, i.e., all the pages are in order, that same wind is very unlikely to ever blow those thousand pages into order 1-2-3-…-1000.

To travel into the past, if it existed, would mean to reassemble the universe as it was back then. We cannot put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Even were we to travel into the past by mental process alone, for a past to exist to see through our minds, the universe would need to be reassembled as it was for us to see it as it was.

There are other folk who would also claim time travel into the past is possible because none of the physics equations is time forward only. And they are right, there is no preferred direction for time in our physics equations.

That is, for example, we can write S = vt; where S is distance, v is speed, and t is time traveled. There is nothing in this simple equation to disallow us from writing -S = v (-t) indicating time t is traveling backward. But what the heck does – S, minus distance mean? Remember, distance is a scalar; so the negative sign does not mean going in the opposite direction. It means here walking minus 10 yards for example. That is clearly meaningless; yet we can write the equation for that.

My point and counter argument to those who claim time can go backward because the equations allow it is that the equations don’t make the physics. They describe, in shorthand, what the physics is, but they are not perfect in that description. They, for example, allow us to compute negative distance resulting from negative (backward) time. So, just because time is symmetric in our equations doesn’t make time symmetric in our universe.

One final note… there is a symmetric entropy model. Most people discount it, but some people still attempt to use it when discussing time travel into the past. Essentially the symmetric entropy vs. time curve looks like a big U, with the now entropy at the bottom of the U. The past entropy is in the higher left side of the U and the future entropy is in the higher right side.

But let’s think about that whole egg in the now, before it falls off the wall.

According to the symmetric entropy model, that whole egg could very have been splattered at high entropy in the past and reassembled itself to be whole in the now. And, yes, the entropy equations do allow entropy going both ways from the now. But, once again, that’s a failing of the equations, not a description of the physics.

Finally, time does not flow from past to present to future. Time does not flow at all. In fact time is nothing more than unfolding of events all over the universe and beyond. So rather than uninterrupted, these events and their unfolding are discrete. Once an event unfolds, it lies in the past and cannot be recreated perfectly or spontaneously because of that one-way entropy build up to the right, to the future.

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Jan 122013

Question by Ronna Gage-author: Can correcting a past mistake save a person’s life in the future?
Is it impossible to imagine? Drake Boyd, will soon find out for himself in Mystic Journey.
Sent back into time of King Henry VIII, he must correct a wrong in order to save his future. Trouble is, whose wrong? While there he learns more about himself than he thought.

Check it out and tell me if you think the story is possible.
Noble Romance Publishing

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Answer by d’bob
well, i read a story about this. Even if they were to do that, for all you know the whole world as you know it would change.

(In the “Timemachine” they go back in time and someone accidently kills a butterfly and then they go back and a different president was elected)

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Feb 242012

Question by : My characters past- your opinion?
This is my fifth chapter so far and it explains my characters past.. what do you think?

That is how I began to learn more about the man who had saved me. His name, Damian. He used to live in a small village not far from Bibury where he had private education at an Orthodox Christian school. There he was taught disgusting discrimination of anybody who was seen as a “sinner.” His mother had been murdered after the townsfolk had discovered she was not married. She had been abducted in the dead of night and her body was never found, it was publicised to the outside world as a tragic mystery, but it was common knowledge in the town her murder had been carried out by authorities. Damian’s mother, Levana, had three children to her lover, but no one in the town was in anyway sympathetic towards them and Damian’s father had left town years before.
Damian was fifteen when his mother died and as the eldest child he was left a small fortune in his mother’s will, along with his grandmothers house, which was the place where he was now living. His fourteen year old brother Edgar disowned him out of jealousy and continued living in his home town in an orphanage until he turned sixteen. Damian and his younger sister Willow moved within months after his mother’s passing, they claimed they lived under supervision of their Uncle Grey, but in actual fact he only visited them once every two or three months and after Damian turned sixteen he never visited at all. Willow still lived there with him and they were extremely close.
Damian had sunk into a deep depression in his teenage years, it had been triggered by his grief. He had found a replacement school for his ten year old sister but he never bothered attending himself. He smoked and drank heavily. He frequently went to bars, and because of his mature appearance he was never stopped.
At the age of sixteen he lost his virginity to a stranger while drunk and over the next year he had meaningless sex frequently with various women he didn’t know. He found himself sleeping with a married women at the age of eighteen. Her husband found out and he was insane with anger. He came round to the house with means to kill Damian. They had fought violently and in the end the man went away with a couple of broken ribs, as well as other injuries.
It was then that Damian found himself in prison charged with assault. He served four years and it was the most frightening time of his life. He had been beaten and threatened by inmates on many occasions, but he told me it had helped him learn how to fight back in better manner than he had done previously. Willow was forced to move back to her home town to live with Edgar, as he was her only other known living relative after Grey had disappeared. She was beaten on a daily basis there and turned to drugs aged fifteen to numb the pain, Damian completely blamed himself for this. When he was released he fought until he became Willow’s legal guardian, although he still smoked he stopped drinking and virtually never left the house.
Damian devoted the next two years of his life to his sister. He had to lock Willow in her room frequently, as her cravings for the drugs made her violent. It had been a long struggle but he had gotten his sister clean, though he still had her take urine tests monthly. It was his ambition to be a doctor before his mother’s death, so he has a fair amount of knowledge in medicine. He could also afford to travel to our towns doctor where he’d have the urine sample examined; the doctors practice was more than two hours away from his home which was practically located in the middle of nowhere. Willow had despised Damian during these two tough years, but once she was sober she realised it was the drugs, not Damian that was ruining her life. The two of them had been each others best friend ever since.
Although he felt his life lacked purpose, his one passion was medicine. He took in injured animals he found in the woods, and then he had obviously taken me in. Although he told me from the first second he laid eyes on me, he knew his care for me was different to anybody else. He told me he didn’t make love to me the night before because he didn’t want sex with me to be in anyway meaningless. He wanted to know my soul before explored my body. This explanation had given me goosebumps, never before had somebody treated me with such respect.

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Answer by Lolipop Mix
I enjoyed it. Could I possibly read the first 4 chapters?

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Jan 172012

Question by : What are (were past tense) 2 challenges that absolute monarchs faced during the Enlightenment?
Hello, this is for my project in freshman Mod World History, I need to EXPLAIN 2 challenges that absolute monarchs faced during the Enlightenment. Thanks in advance
Thanks for the answer, but I need to fit this into an essay; it needs to be in greater depth.

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Answer by Daniel
They faces revolution,the people were learning in science and they were tired od being ruled and that humans had rights and that the goverment was only there to protect those rights

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Jan 162012

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