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Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz on Sunday. 19 Replies

Saw a movie last night Project Almanac.  I sort of knew the time travel focus would bother me, but for various reasons we decided to see it.  It was ok/entertaining, as time travel movies…Continue

[Wondering if this new theory will have staying power]: "No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning"

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Feb 11. 7 Replies

It does not seem high probability that any new theory will really hold up in most or all respects, but this caught my eye in terms of offering a fresh approach to a few points including age of…Continue

fwd: FAMILY GUY THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN

Started Dec 26, 2014 0 Replies

enjoyable, sacrilegious TV, for my money.  At some point they commented in the show about how many Christians it would piss off.  Up to that point I hadn't really thought about it, .... was just…Continue

Atheist variant on Jewish Mezuzah?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Dec 24, 2014. 9 Replies

Hi -  We do have a discussion area for Jewish Atheists, and I may pose this question there also, but I thought I'd ask a broader audience for their views on a few community-related matters.  In…Continue

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jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"A lot of my friends do like Dr. Who a lot, but I've just never been into it."
Sunday
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Dr. Who? Do timelords really exist? "
Feb 21
Grinning Cat replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"[Given their purported belief in heaven] "why do xians put so much effort into staying here?" Darkmatter2525 answered that beautifully in the video "If Heaven Really Existed", which I've mentioned before on Atheist…"
Feb 20
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Dr Who, is cool!"
Feb 20
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Although there seems to be some logic upon which this is based, it also illustrates at least part of what bothers me about time travel in fiction.On the whole timeline thing, I doubt that it's possible.  If two timelines are possible,…"
Feb 19
Michael Walker replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"It was certainly fun, and no more ridiculous that any other."
Feb 18
Michael Walker replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Ah, but Tom - Since Granny never met your grand-dad, (you killed him first) she's fair game - just the gal living down the street from young Gramps. Plus, since in the alternate time line, you don't exist, you're effectively no…"
Feb 18
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Question about economics terminology in the group Bringing Economics Down to Earth
"For what it's worth, I tracked down a partial answer on this.To clarify I don't think it's quite the simplest level of supply-demand question in energy economics.  In the example of driving a more efficient vehicle, the question…"
Feb 18
Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"If I recall correctly, after Carl Sagan saw Back to the Future, one of the trilogy, he said it was the best movie depicting time travel, or at least the concept of it. Clearly not a direct quote. "
Feb 18
tom sarbeck replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"@Michael, (And maybe make some time with the cute chick who would have been Grandma.) But the "incest taboo" described in every cultural anthropology text? Ho, ho, ho; the author who fails to describe it violates the real incest taboo. "
Feb 18
Michael Walker replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"I actually came up with a way to implement time travel into the past that does NOT violate causality. Let's say you hop into your time machine and arrive 40 years before you were born. You take a gun and shoot your grandfather before he has…"
Feb 18
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Regarding your list.I agree # 3 is least likely to the point of impossibility.  "Eventually" someone would do it.  In fact the war plot became part of Star Trek Enterprise TV series I believe.  I am not sure this is valid…"
Feb 17
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"Regarding what I called time viewing - I suppose for the sake of brainstorming there is the possibility that once we get more off this planet and if/when we make contact with other civilizations, the conversation in small part could go…"
Feb 17
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"That's an idea. If you drove to town yesterday and forgot some of your shopping, just drive to town today in reverse."
Feb 17
Dyslexic's DOG replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"I wanted to go back in time how Superman did it, flying around the world in reverse of its rotation, faster than light.  But realized by the time I reached puberty, that such a technique had severe flaws."
Feb 17
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Not a big fan of time travel plots in fiction
"I think you are right, Tom. Thanks for being a whistleblower and thanks for being my friend.  :)"
Feb 16

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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
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