General Science and Philosophy


Mistake About Time Travel by “Doctor Who” Writer

Authors: Rodney Bartlett

On page 19 of "Doctor Who Magazine 447", Steven Moffat says "Time travel is impossible." Ouch!! That comment hurt. Here's a detailed, nonfictional explanation of why time travel is not impossible. [While the planned Mars mission of 2018 is robotic, we cannot limit our sights to that since we hope to follow with manned exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030’s. The physical bodies and psychology, as well as technology, we possess now or will possess in the foreseeable future are not well suited to prolonged space travel (e.g. our brains and bodies are vulnerable to radiation, muscle and bone loss, abnormal psychology, etc. when travelling in space … and simply reaching nearby stars would take hundreds or thousands of years). However, there is an alternative to astronauts (or cosmonauts, or taikonauts) reaching Mars and being unable to walk, or think clearly. We can thank the theories of Albert Einstein, an electrical engineering experiment conducted at Yale University in 2009, and some conclusions that logically follow from Einstein/Yale, for pointing the way to this alternative. When fully developed, the “Einstein-Yale Bridge” will take us anywhere in the universe and anywhen in time.]

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[v1] 2012-10-02 22:49:12

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