Time Travel Is Not Only Complicated On A Scientific Level Essay

1345 Words Oct 13th, 2015 6 Pages
Time travel is not only complicated on a scientific level but a philosophical one. It raises questions about the intricacies of Time itself and whether or not Time functions on a A, B or even C series. It provokes us to ask whether or not “future,” “past,” and “present” are valid terms that can be applied to Time and if they are, whether or not all, some, or none these Times exist equally. While such questions have a significant weight in evaluating the logical consistency of Time travel, please note that they are not this paper’s central focus. Rather I will spend most of this paper focusing on explaining the logical impossibilities of Time travel through more concrete examples I have created and subsequent logical reasoning.
The concept of triumphantly causally interacting with past events through Time travel is logically impossible because doing so would create a multitude of contradictions. For instance, if I fail an exam on October 7th, receive an answer key to the test on October 13th and successfully stop myself from failing by traveling to the past in order to give myself the answer key before the exam starts, I 've created an impossible scenario in which not only do I both fail and pass the test but I must fail the test in order to pass it. I fail the test because I, as a Time traveler, have memories of failing the test. However, I also pass because I, as someone who has yet to take the test, have the means (and presumably the desire) to do so. In this hypothetical,…

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