Re: Space-time (Things that go faster than light)

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 09 Feb 1997 11:55:14 -0500

Mike Cowar. wrote:
> >From: John K Clark <>
> >Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 08:48:58 -0800 (PST)
> >Subject: Things that go faster than light
> >
> >What about the logical paradoxes that would result from communicating with
> >the past, wouldn't that be enough to rule out Tachyons?
> No.
> >It would if anybody
> >saw them,
> So they can exist as long as no one knows?
> >...brought a universe to an end that was about to see a paradox. Pardon me,
> >I just got some E mail from John, let's see what it says " Dear John: Be
> >careful with that coffee cup near your elbow, you're about to knock it over."
> Why talk to your self telepathicly.
> >Wow, John is right, that cup is dangerously near the edge, I'll put it in a
> >safe place. It was nice of John to warn me about it, it's too bad that means
> >oblivion for him and his entire universe but that's life,
> If that were true
> he would be obliviated long before he ever sent you a message.

Question: John is obviously going on the track that there is only one
universe time line, and any attempt to influence the past results in the
immediate substitution of that future with another that accounts for the
influence of the time traveler, much like the story in Orson Scott Cards
novel _Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus_. Given the
result of Bell's inequality, is this still the accepted view of
space-time, or is there still a window for the multiversal theory?

Michael Lorrey
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Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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