Is time travel possible?
For centuries, these questions have intrigued mystics, philosophers, and scientists. Much of ancient Greek philosophy was concerned with understanding the concept of eternity, and the subject of time is central to all the world’s religions and cultures. Can the flow of time be stopped? Certainly some mystics thought so. Angelus Silesius, a sixth-century philosopher and poet, thought the flow of time could be suspended by mental powers: Time is of your own making; its clock ticks in your head. The moment you stop thought time too stops dead. The line between science and mysticism sometimes grows thin. Today physicists would agree that time is one of the strangest properties of our universe. In fact, there is a story circulating among scientists of an immigrant to America who has lost his watch. He walks up to a man on a New York street and asks, “Please, Sir, what is time?” The scientist replies, “I’m sorry, you’ll have to ask a philosopher. I’m just a physicist.” Most cultures have a g
Time travel is one of my favorite topics! I wrote some time travel stories in junior high school that used a machine of my own invention to travel backwards in time, and I have continued to study this fascinating concept as the years have gone by. We all travel in time. During the last year, I’ve moved forward one year and so have you. Another way to say that is that we travel in time at the rate of 1 hour per hour. But the question is, can we travel in time faster or slower than “1 hour per hour”? Or can we actually travel backward in time, going back, say 2 hours per hour, or 10 or 100 years per hour? It is mind-boggling to think about time travel. What if you went back in time and prevented your father and mother from meeting? You would prevent yourself from ever having been born! But then if you hadn’t been born, you could not have gone back in time to prevent them from meeting. The great 20th century scientist Albert Einstein developed a theory called Special Relativity. The ideas
Yes and no, but mostly no. During the research I’ve done into time travel, I’ve found out that the concept is more diverse than most people think. When talking about time travel, we must first understand there are different versions of time travel. We can either travel forward or backward in time and can either view it or be able to participate in it. These options give us four types of time travel. The four types of time travel: • Viewing the past • Participating in the past • Viewing the future • Participating in the future Each of these versions has their own specific answer, so we will go over them separately. The concept of whether we return to our original time after the travel is irrelevant, as we’ll discuss later on. However, in order to understand whether time travel, in any of these forms, we must first understand the true concept of time and its relationship to space and matter. The definition of time that I use in this article is simple: “Time” is the passage of one moment
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