The Holy Grail for the Sciences

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  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Physicists. Is he right about that?

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  3. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    Well, wouldn't there have been a documented case before of somebody traveling from the future if it could ever happen?
     
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  5. CharonZ Registered Senior Member

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    Systems biology that works.
     
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  7. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    Don't ask the physicists. They are the goons who keep drawing up time travel devices on paper. Usually with bubbles that expand and contract really quickly. These are the guys that made up wormholes, dark matter, dark energy and string theory. They grew up on Sci-Fi and don't know how to let go.

    I feel like I have seen time travel on the cover of at least a dozen Scientific Americans in my lifetime. All that coverage for something that is scientifically impossible!
     
  8. fadingCaptain are you a robot? Valued Senior Member

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    Are physicists really in charge of what goes on the cover of Scientific American? Wow, that's interesting.

    "guys that made up wormholes, dark matter, dark energy and string theory"
    And you have better explanations for the observed phenomena they attempt to explain? No?
     
  9. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    The same thing as what makes an amoeba alive. But I like your quotes there.
     
  10. Bishadi Banned Banned

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    i guess it could be called a fignewton of the imagination.

    like black holes, dark matter and magical higgy bosonies

    the last chapter would be best suited for mankind, simply to comprehend LIFE!

    the rest will come after........... but to think building a 15bil spinner is going to answer the questions, provide the evidence and change the world, is just foolish.

    The holy grail is the 'name' to know.
     
  11. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. General relativity is incomplete. But, hell, even Einstein knew that.
     
  12. quantum_wave Contemplating the "as yet" unknown Valued Senior Member

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    Good thread. Many good answers.

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  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    No. People from the future know how to avoid that.
     
  14. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    The aether.
     
  15. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    They haven't figured that out yet??
     
  16. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    People that don't screw up ?

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    I don't believe it.
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  18. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    When did that become a mystery?

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  20. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

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    By "know how to avoid it", do you mean "not know how to travel back in time and interact with with the past universe'?

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  21. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Of course not.
    Just add a time recalibration lever to the time machine.
    Problem solved.
     
  22. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    Physics 1) FTL travel
    Physics 2) The existence of parallel timelines
    Religion: The existence of ancient races in this Galaxy or in the Universe at large, who have evolved beyond the need for physical bodies and exist purely as mind-beings.
     
  23. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

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    If they had, someone would be using your credit card right now to purchase more porn.

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