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GrumpyOldLady
11-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Time/CNN Article (http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1937370,00.html)

Yes, that's right. CNN/Time.
This could be fun talking about ..

Some of the quote here -


While most scientists would write off the event as a freak accident, two esteemed physicists have formulated a theory that suggests an alternative explanation: perhaps a time-traveling bird was sent from the future to sabotage the experiment. Bech Nielsen of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and Masao Ninomiya of the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto, Japan, have published several papers over the past year arguing that the CERN experiment may be the latest in a series of physics research projects whose purposes are so unacceptable to the universe that they are doomed to fail, subverted by the future.

Isn't there a problem with time travel? If someone in the future sends something back to stop something from happening ... and that thing doesn't happen ... then when the future comes around again there is no reason to send someone back to stop the bad thing from happening ...

Two time lines?

I'm getting a headache .... :p

FlaGator
11-13-2009, 11:18 AM
Time/CNN Article (http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1937370,00.html)

Yes, that's right. CNN/Time.
This could be fun talking about ..

Some of the quote here -



Isn't there a problem with time travel? If someone in the future sends something back to stop something from happening ... and that thing doesn't happen ... then when the future comes around again there is no reason to send someone back to stop the bad thing from happening ...

Two time lines?

I'm getting a headache .... :p

I have seen this argument before. Its based on the grandfather paradox. The theory is that reality won't allow you to go back in time and kill your grandfather before he met your grandmother. The action here is simliar in that reality won't allow you to do something today that may have adverse changes on the future provided that the future is deterministic. In the future there is no record of a Hadron Collider that actually worked so things in the past (now from our perspective) are forced to conform to the future reality. Some consider it natures way of maintaining a continuous whole as far as time and history are concerned.