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Time Travel Wtf Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:11 PM Reply

So, when a time machine sends you back in time you end up in the same physical location that you were in when you started.

The problem I see with this is that the galaxy is moving as our solar system rotates around the galaxy etc. down to the rotation of the Earth and the shifting of land. Your house is millions of miles away from where it was a few seconds ago, right? So wouldn't a time machine dump you into the middle of nowhere if it's aiming at the exact same point in physical space? I don't see how it could account for all the movement an shit.

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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:16 PM Reply

Should watch Doctor Who, his time machine also acts as a vehicle which can traverse space with ease.

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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:16 PM Reply

There's no such thing as time travel and there will never be.

Face it. It's just a figment of someones imagination who ever even thought of such an idiotic thing.
Even if it was possible it would ruin or alter life as we know it.

We would all die due to a humans curiosity.


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:27 PM Reply

From what I understand about time travel, future time travel is possible but not past time travel. And to travel forward in the future you'd have to travel faster than the speed of light.


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:48 PM Reply

At 10/23/12 10:16 PM, Blazejsg wrote: There's no such thing as time travel and there will never be.

Face it. It's just a figment of someones imagination who ever even thought of such an idiotic thing.
Even if it was possible it would ruin or alter life as we know it.

We would all die due to a humans curiosity.

I think someone's on her period. He's saying it figuratively if it was possible.


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 03:17 AM Reply

If the time machine in question were a portal rather then self-transporting, then the location of the exit point would move with the Earth. But you wouldn't be able to travel to a time before the machine was built.

Alternatively, you could also circumvent the problem by making your time machine doubly function as a spaceship, or vice versa.

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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 03:24 AM Reply

You can't travel to the past, far too many paradoxes


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 06:53 AM Reply

Time travel isn't possible from many reasons, and one of them is that an object cannot appear when there is already something in that space (like air for example, you cannot replace its' atoms with your body, etc)


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 06:56 AM Reply

there is way too much skepticism in this thread its like i'm on r/atheism or sumthing cum on guys

time travelling forward may actually be possible according to stephen hawkings


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 07:00 AM Reply

At 10/24/12 06:56 AM, Halberd wrote: there is way too much skepticism in this thread its like i'm on r/atheism or sumthing cum on guys

time travelling forward may actually be possible according to stephen hawkings

the s at the end of hawking was deliberate


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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:29 AM Reply

Yeah, that makes sense. Science-Fiction writers make do with a bare minimum of plausibility.

At 10/24/12 03:24 AM, Shauna wrote: You can't travel to the past, far too many paradoxes

I'm pretty sure that if we got to the point where time travel was not only possible, but completely accessible to random schmucks, then we'd be at a stage where we could paradoxes for fucking breakfast.

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Response to Time Travel Wtf Oct. 24th, 2012 @ 11:31 AM Reply

As simple of a theory as that is, I've never really thought about that before... good point.


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