A Conversation for Talking Point: Time Travel
Micheal Jay Mole Posted May 4, 2002
o you read any time travel fiction or science fiction or hard core science? I can recommend a whole batch of good books. I can relate to your facination with time travel, especially since I am an historian. I wish I could be a neutral observer of the past, and a forgetfull sightseer of the future. While I cannot explain Stephen Howking's suggestion that time travel may be posible, my mind can kind of grasp the concept and unserstand it. Let me know if you like to read good time travel novels, I have some wonderful suggetions.
Talk again soon!
David R. Litwin Posted May 6, 2002
Alas, I can not say that I have read any time-travel books what-so-ever. However, I have seen a few Star Trek episodes about it.
Did Stephen Hawkings say that time travel was theoretically possible? I did not know this. But, he was wrong about black-holes. However, I do indeed believe that he is correct.
I can see how you could wish you were a neutral observer of the past and future; if we were (or become able) to go into the past or the future, we would need people like you. The selection would have to be very strict and the selectors would have to be a proven neutralist.
One last problem, how would we speak? If we were in the present and we knew that this would happen in the future of the past, how would you be able to express this? Perhaps this is not a good example but I believe that you can understand my point. Alright. Thank you.
See relevant section of the HH G to the G -- our dear departed D. Adams spelled out the various problems of temporal vernacular quite adequately...
Micheal Jay Mole Posted May 8, 2002
Now you have gone and stumped me. I must confess I have not read the works of DNA, I was more of a Phillip K. Dick fan. I will make it a priority to obtain the books and read them. And I will too! Ask Reika Keeper of Library (?), I tend to find an author and read everything they have written from the very first to the very last. I am methodical. Within a month I will have all 5 (+) of the HHG read but not quite memorized.
Then we can really talk time travel!
David R. Litwin Posted May 8, 2002
Alright. That is acceptable. You'll enjoy it.
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