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chrisman8
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Is Time Travel Possible?

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SolSun
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/22/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SolSun

Pro

Rules -
For Me:
Round 1: Rules and Argument
Round 2: Rebuttals
Round 3: Argument
Round 4: Rebuttals/Argument
For Opponent:
Round 1: Rebuttals
Round 2: Argument
Round 3: Rebuttals
Round 4: Rebuttals/Argument

A) Time Travel
Time travel can be extremely complicated. And, time travel can be pretty simple. Did you know you are time traveling all the time? You've time traveled a few seconds into the future since you started reading this, you see?
However, that time travel is boring. You probably want to time travel far into the future, or deep into the past. You probably want to see yourself in the future. What will you be like? And, it will also be interesting to see your family's past. What were my parents like? Who was my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandpa or grandma?

B) Ticket to the Future?
To time travel into the future, scientists would have to have a pretty good estimate on what the future would be like. First of all, what if something big and terrible happens in the future and the world ends? Then, you'd be trapped in some unliveable environment. Second of all, scientists would have to predict the future for every single being on Earth. That is basically impossible. However, scientists could make predictions of the future based off everyone else's. They could create kind of like a "false world" using flying cars, flying trucks, teleporters and much more!
Other people believe that if you are in something spinning the speed of light, it can take you to the far future. This is probably the most possibly way to time travel to the future. Because, if you are going extremely fast, faster then anyone else, you'd travel to the years faster then them. However, what if the thing doesn't go with you? Luckily in the future, it would already exist. And, if you could time travel forth, that would mean every single moment that has ever happened keeps happening in some other "demension". I believe this because if you time traveled, other people are still moving on with their lives, right? And, if you stayed in the future long enough, people could catch up to your time (depending on the time you're in) and then there would be a clone of nearly everyone to you. And when they caught up to you, will you or your past self disappear? These are all mysteries.
Also, when you go to the future or past, time goes a lot slower than others. Let's say you stayed in the future for 5 years. When you returned, you may be 15, and your high school classmates are already 37, having fun with their kids!

C) Riding Down "Memory" Boulevard
What about time traveling to the past? What if you ever did something to prevent your parents from meeting? Then, you would've never existed! But if you never existed, you wouldn't of gone back in time to prevent your parents from meeting. Every move you made would have to be an extremely well thought out choice. You would have to think of all of the effects, when you are in the past. Also, think about this: What if your past self saw your time machine lying around and went to the future, or even deeper into the past? If your past self went into the past, and got killed, you would've never existed, and, once again, your past self would've never existed to die.
If your past self time traveled to the future, however, they could die by some accident. That would determine that you will die the same way at the same time as your past self did. That's why your time machine would have to be portable, so this can be stopped from ever happening.
People have reported evidence of future time travels, but it could be well thought out lies as well. Once, a man reported someone talking on a phone in a movie made in the PAST! What do you think about that?
What if you fell off an extremely big cliff, and when you landed, it took you to the future or past? What if time travel hurt human beings? These are amazing questions that may soon be answered.

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov...
http://io9.com...
https://2012thebigpicture.wordpress.com...
chrisman8

Con

if it was assume the government will have alrdy built a time machine
Debate Round No. 1
SolSun

Pro

Dude. You need a lot more evidence and theory than that to do this debate.
chrisman8

Con

chrisman8 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
SolSun

Pro

This debate has been cancelled.
chrisman8

Con

chrisman8 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
SolSun

Pro

Placeholder
chrisman8

Con

chrisman8 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
9 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 9 records.
Posted by ferris01 2 years ago
ferris01
I time travel everyday ;)
Posted by blaze8 2 years ago
blaze8
Time is an artificial construct anyway. Without our designation of time, we don't need to speak of "before" or "after," or "forwards" and "backwards" in "time." It is an artificial construct designed to measure change. Does it exist independently of our wish or capability to measure change? Good luck proving that.
Posted by 00r3d 2 years ago
00r3d
I think forward time travel is very *mathematically* logical. Going back in time is illogical.
Posted by philochristos 2 years ago
philochristos
I think you should limit the debate to backward time travel. You'd have a better chance at getting an opponent. Not many people are going to argue that there's no such thing as forward time travel.
Posted by victordr 2 years ago
victordr
What is the resolution and what is the structure of the debate.
Posted by The_Scapegoat_bleats 2 years ago
The_Scapegoat_bleats
Dear SolSun,
I would love to debate this if you told me WHAT YOUR RESOLUTION IS.
Travelling through space? That's a truism.
Travelling through time? You already declared the normal "passage" of time to be a sort of time travel. Do I have to disprove this, too? I could, but do I need to in this case?
What do you wish to debate?
Posted by tyler3923 2 years ago
tyler3923
Bad Wolf
Posted by Finalfan 2 years ago
Finalfan
Yeah not much I can do here! I am interested to check out this debate however!
Posted by jasonk 2 years ago
jasonk
The only con here is that time doesn't exist. You will definitely be hard pressed to find someone who will want to debate that haha.
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Vote Placed by Geogeer 2 years ago
Geogeer
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited, win Pro.