(urth) AEG: Mr. Pavlatos
Roy C. Lackey
rclackey at stic.net
Mon Oct 5 09:47:07 PDT 2009
Dave Tallman quoted and wrote:
> > If Cassie went back in time and found another version of Reis, she can
> > him. It doesn't matter if the past cannot be changed in any significant
> > all she/they have to do is move beyond the time loop. The time loop is
> > bounded at one extreme by the farthest point in the past that either of
> > traveled. It is bounded on the other end by Cassie's rescue and journey
> > Woldercan.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "another version" of Reis. If you mean a
> Woldercanian copy/doppelganger, this is subject to the same issue of
> lovable/unloveable copies. If this is a *temporal* clone of Bill, he
> will have to complete his own timeline by going back to die before he
> gets too old to carry off the impersonation.
Temporal. You seem to assume that time travel is one-way only, into the
past. There is no more evidence for that than there is for travel into the
future. If you receive a reply to an ethermail you haven't sent, you have
had a message from the future.
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