Re: Lemme run an idea by you

John Clark (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 10:58:05 -0500

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Eric Ruud <> Wrote:

>How would those from the future provide evidence [to the past] without
>creating paradox?

Perhaps logical paradoxes happen all the time but cause no trouble because nobody can ever see them. Suppose nature rubbed out any witnesses to her crime and brought a universe to an end that was about to see a paradox.

Damn, I just knocked my coffee cup off the table, what a mess! I'm really not in the mood to clean this up, I think I'll use my new Gateway 14,400 Tachyon time flex modem and send myself some E mail 5 minutes ago. I'll just hit the send key and

.....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." 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, nature just will not allow anybody to observe a paradox.

I know what you're thinking, How could John be so stupid, he must be completely out of his mind, why else would he deliberately buy an obsolete 14,400 Tachyon modem? Well, call me cheap if you want but I still think the 56,600 model is too expensive, besides I have it on very good authority that Gateway will drop the price next year.

John K Clark

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