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To: LibWhacker
The article is cheapened by the "Back to the Future" still. Why is it now "obligatory" for supposedly serious science articles to include pop culture references?

There are those that say that if time travel was possible, we would already have seen visitors from the future. Then again, our current world must seem so prehistoric and harsh to peoples of the future. After all, if it were possible today to travel back to say, the Middle Ages, would anybody actually want to go there?

5 posted on 07/26/2010 2:31:24 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 29 days away from outliving Francis Gary Powers)
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To: SamAdams76

Someone gave an interesting insight into the problem with time travel.

When you go into the past or future, the physical space around you isn’t still. The universe is expanding, the Sun tugs the Solar System at breath-taking speed into the Milky Way, which too is in rapid motion. One second of time travel implies a change in your physical position to such an extent that you would be over a million miles away from where you were in the “present”.

Interesting, eh?


8 posted on 07/26/2010 2:41:02 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: SamAdams76

I’d LOVE to go back to ancient Rome. But then I remember there is no way I could pass myself off as a Roman citizen and would probably end up enslaved or tossed to lions.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 2:45:47 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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13 posted on 07/26/2010 3:18:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SamAdams76
After all, if it were possible today to travel back to say, the Middle Ages, would anybody actually want to go there?

Definitely. I would imagine that if time travel were possible that the crown that Jesus fed with loaves and fish would be entirely composed of people from the future!

The ability to directly observe history (and get the liberal historian's interpretation out of the way) would be such a huge draw that the past would be crowded with time travelers.

25 posted on 07/26/2010 4:57:30 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: SamAdams76
if it were possible today to travel back to say, the Middle Ages, would anybody actually want to go there?

Beyond historians, archaeologists, assorted crazies with too much time and money, and people whose idea of the Middle Ages comes out of "Robin Hood" and "King Arthur" movies?

Other than that relatively short list, you're right. The Middle Ages had little to offer besides poverty, famine, ignorance, and disease.

I'd have liked to have seen the Library at Alexandria, though. Lots of really good ideas were lost, there.

29 posted on 07/26/2010 7:00:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SamAdams76
After all, if it were possible today to travel back to say, the Middle Ages, would anybody actually want to go there?

They'd surely burn us as witches!

30 posted on 07/26/2010 7:40:58 AM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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