# Re: Matter traveling backward in time

Michael S. Lorrey (mike@lorrey.com)
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 23:12:31 -0400

Jason Spencer wrote:
>
> At 12:01 AM -0400 8/21/99, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >Clint O'Dell wrote:
> >> Let's assume, for the moment, that there is matter that travels backward in
> >> time. We would never see it except for perhaps, maybe, a second. It would
> >> suddenly appear then suddenly disapear.
> >
> >No it would not. We would see it the entire time. However we would first
> >encounter it in what it considers its later life, while it would
> >encounter us in what we consider our later life. If I met an anti-matter
> >clock, i would think that it is moving backwards, while an anti-matter
> >person would think its moving forwards. If I talked with an anti-matter
> >person, I would hear their last word first, and their first word
> >last.... Any Questions?
>
> Yeah. Assuming for the moment, that there is matter that travels backward
> in time wouldn't we never see it except for perhaps, maybe, a second?
> Wouldn't it suddenly appear and then suddenly disappear?
>

No, because you don't exist in a single moment of time. As I explained above, but perhaps this helps:

Your lifespan on timeline AB starts at 0 and goes to 70. high energy event occurs at time point 20 and creates matter and anti-matter in equal amounts, which seem to both travel forward in time to point 60. What really occured was that the anti-matter was created at point 60, went back in time to point 20, while the matter was created at point 20 and went forward to point 60. We are able to observe the anti-matter the entire time, from its destruction at point 20 forward(from our own point of observation) to point 60 where it was created.