Is Time Travel Possible?

Last updated: July 24, 2018 at 0:47 am

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I don’t see any practical wisdom in the idea that traveling through time is humanly possible. Time travel is a human fantasy. But as far as I can see, it will remain just that: a fantasy. – Patrick Carpen

Time travel has been the theme of many movies and books. It has been the subject of many sciences. It is an idea that has traveled through time. The earliest humans no doubt might have wondered if it weren’t possible at all to cut through the fourth dimension: the dimension of time.

But wouldn’t time travel be the holy grail of problem solving? If humans could travel through time, what could they not do? If I make a mistake, can’t I jump into a time machine and go back to that time, and correct myself? Perhaps stop myself just as I was about to do it?

The famous genius Albert Einstein theorized (or proved) that time slows down as we approach the speed of light. Imagine jumping into a spaceship and flying into outer space at exasperating speeds, and when you land, you’re ten years in the past. You can see that school you attended ten years ago, and walk into that classroom you were sitting in ten years ago, and “probably” tap your younger self on the shoulder. Probably not.

The question is: if we were indeed able to travel backwards or forwards into time, would we be able to interact with the people and environment of that time? Or would we just be there, in a different dimension, unseen, unobservable and unable to interact with anyone or anything.

The idea that we would be able to travel back or forth in time and interact with the people and environment of that time is a bit ridiculous, if not utterly confusing. Suppose I traveled back in time and killed my great grandfather, then how would I exist? And if I didn’t exist, how could I go back in time and kill my grandfather? It kind of starts to get confusing, doesn’t it?

Any small incident changed would rewrite entire histories in such a big way. There would be utter chaos if people were able to travel through time “and” interact in that time.

If I traveled back a hundred years ago, would my time machine land there with me? Because my time machine didn’t exist a hundred years ago! Time travel would only make sense if we can travel in time but not interact with the events or environment of that time, sort of like window shopping.

So what does the bible say about time travel. It says: it is impossible to go back in time. Then again, it says that “all things are possible with God.”

Who knows? What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.

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