Author Topic: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!  (Read 608 times)

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 11:29:26 pm »
What!? They didn't cite the Chrono Compendium theorists? Tsk, tsk.

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 06:19:25 am »
It reminds me of Futurama where Fry meets his 'grandpa' and saves him from getting run over  bya jeep etc. Although in that show it turns out Fry IS his grandpa lol.

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 08:58:51 am »
The paper doesn't really disprove the grandfather paradox so much as provide a technique to prevent it.  If they don't use post-selection, things become a temporal mess as usual.

The problem with the solution is that it renders the time traveler incapable of changing the past in any meaningful way, or possibly at all.

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 01:19:18 pm »
I gotta say, I'm no physicist, but this sounds completely ridiculous. Potentially a good plot for a movie, though.

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 09:47:58 pm »
Hmm, I don't think that is a new idea. At least I read similar things here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_travel

Think about Lucca went through the red gate to save her mother, only to find it was she who accidentally actived the machine which ate her mom's legs.

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 01:33:49 pm »
You know, I didn't find out until JUST RECENTLY that you can save Lucca's mom. I'm not sure, plot-wise, which option I think is better. I think it's possible that the "bad" outcome may make for a better story, a la Final Fantasy VI.

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Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 06:31:32 am »
This "they somehow magically avoid harm" bit upsets my soul.