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TheChristian
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3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM
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Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?
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3/4/2015 8:25:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

You couldn't do such a thing in the first place at it entails a contradiction (that you are alive, and not alive). You would have to be alive in order to go back and time and do such a thing, but you would have to be dead if you aborted yourself. The only way this would be possible is if there are other dimensions.
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3/4/2015 8:27:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/4/2015 8:25:44 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

You couldn't do such a thing in the first place at it entails a contradiction (that you are alive, and not alive). You would have to be alive in order to go back and time and do such a thing, but you would have to be dead if you aborted yourself. The only way this would be possible is if there are other dimensions.

However, I could not have aborted myself because I would have died before I could abort myself, erasing the abortion.
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3/4/2015 8:29:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/4/2015 8:27:44 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:25:44 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

You couldn't do such a thing in the first place at it entails a contradiction (that you are alive, and not alive). You would have to be alive in order to go back and time and do such a thing, but you would have to be dead if you aborted yourself. The only way this would be possible is if there are other dimensions.

However, I could not have aborted myself because I would have died before I could abort myself, erasing the abortion.

That's exactly what I said... You could not have aborted yourself, because if you got aborted, you wouldn't be alive in the first place to do such a thing. So, without other dimensions, such a scenario is impossible.
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3/4/2015 8:32:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/4/2015 8:29:18 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:27:44 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:25:44 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

You couldn't do such a thing in the first place at it entails a contradiction (that you are alive, and not alive). You would have to be alive in order to go back and time and do such a thing, but you would have to be dead if you aborted yourself. The only way this would be possible is if there are other dimensions.

However, I could not have aborted myself because I would have died before I could abort myself, erasing the abortion.

That's exactly what I said... You could not have aborted yourself, because if you got aborted, you wouldn't be alive in the first place to do such a thing. So, without other dimensions, such a scenario is impossible.

New question- if I go back in time and father myself, would I be able to do such a thing since I would be my own father biologically?
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3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.
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3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?
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3/5/2015 9:30:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?

How would you do that? I can think of two approaches.

1. Impregnate your mother. This wouldn't work because half of her genes are not shared with you and the child would not be you.

2. Clone yourself in the past. This would simply create another alternate timeline, but the clone would likely grow up to be different due to environmental factors.
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3/5/2015 9:32:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/5/2015 9:30:50 PM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?

How would you do that? I can think of two approaches.

1. Impregnate your mother. This wouldn't work because half of her genes are not shared with you and the child would not be you.

That could work if the genes mix just right.
2. Clone yourself in the past. This would simply create another alternate timeline, but the clone would likely grow up to be different due to environmental factors.
I am talking about ME myself, not ME my clone.
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3/6/2015 12:56:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/5/2015 9:32:42 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:30:50 PM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?

How would you do that? I can think of two approaches.

1. Impregnate your mother. This wouldn't work because half of her genes are not shared with you and the child would not be you.

That could work if the genes mix just right.

The odds of that happening are astronomically low.

2. Clone yourself in the past. This would simply create another alternate timeline, but the clone would likely grow up to be different due to environmental factors.
I am talking about ME myself, not ME my clone.

How would you father yourself? Explain this to me.
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3/6/2015 8:34:39 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

Either it is impossible (due to contradiction) or you would be successful.

There are 2 ways you could be successful:
1) Parallel universe (you simply created a different universe in which you were aborted)
2) 2 dimensions of time with all possible past, presents, and futures existing (therefore you already had been aborted in one past, you are now just experiencing that)
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TheChristian
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3/6/2015 8:41:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/6/2015 12:56:09 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:32:42 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:30:50 PM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?

How would you do that? I can think of two approaches.

1. Impregnate your mother. This wouldn't work because half of her genes are not shared with you and the child would not be you.

That could work if the genes mix just right.

The odds of that happening are astronomically low.

2. Clone yourself in the past. This would simply create another alternate timeline, but the clone would likely grow up to be different due to environmental factors.
I am talking about ME myself, not ME my clone.

How would you father yourself? Explain this to me.

Logically, go back in time, meet up with my mother when she is 17...THINGS WOULD HAPPEN.... And my mother would get pregnant with me by me.
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3/6/2015 9:22:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/6/2015 8:41:04 AM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/6/2015 12:56:09 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:32:42 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:30:50 PM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?

How would you do that? I can think of two approaches.

1. Impregnate your mother. This wouldn't work because half of her genes are not shared with you and the child would not be you.

That could work if the genes mix just right.

The odds of that happening are astronomically low.

2. Clone yourself in the past. This would simply create another alternate timeline, but the clone would likely grow up to be different due to environmental factors.
I am talking about ME myself, not ME my clone.

How would you father yourself? Explain this to me.

Logically, go back in time, meet up with my mother when she is 17...THINGS WOULD HAPPEN.... And my mother would get pregnant with me by me.

What? Why would the child be you?
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3/6/2015 2:17:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/6/2015 8:41:04 AM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/6/2015 12:56:09 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:32:42 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 9:30:50 PM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/5/2015 8:34:54 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/5/2015 12:20:03 AM, Surrealism wrote:
At 3/4/2015 8:22:07 PM, TheChristian wrote:
Just ask science/philosophy questions.
Such as-
If I were to go back in time to abort myself ad succeed, what would happen to me?

String Theory stipulates that you would create an alternate reality where you are dead, parallel to the one you came from in which you are alive.

And what if I were to father myself biologically through time travel?

How would you do that? I can think of two approaches.

1. Impregnate your mother. This wouldn't work because half of her genes are not shared with you and the child would not be you.

That could work if the genes mix just right.

The odds of that happening are astronomically low.

2. Clone yourself in the past. This would simply create another alternate timeline, but the clone would likely grow up to be different due to environmental factors.
I am talking about ME myself, not ME my clone.

How would you father yourself? Explain this to me.

Logically, go back in time, meet up with my mother when she is 17...THINGS WOULD HAPPEN.... And my mother would get pregnant with me by me.

Again, the odds of that child turning out to be you genetically would be astronomically low, not to mention epigenetics, neurogenetics, and environmental alterations.
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3/8/2015 11:59:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2015 11:37:29 AM, Double_R wrote:
Has anyone here seen the movie Predestination?

Will anybody ask a good question?
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3/8/2015 12:16:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2015 11:59:21 AM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/8/2015 11:37:29 AM, Double_R wrote:
Has anyone here seen the movie Predestination?

Will anybody ask a good question?

That's what I was wondering.
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3/8/2015 12:22:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. Why is there something rather than nothing?

2. Is our universe real?

3. Do we have free will?

4. Does God exist?

5. Is there life after death?

6. Can you really experience anything objectively?

7. What is the best moral system?

8. What are numbers?

9. How is language acquired?

10. Why do we dream?
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3/8/2015 12:39:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2015 12:22:32 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
1. Why is there something rather than nothing?

Because it is.
2. Is our universe real?

Yes
3. Do we have free will?

No, if below is yes
4. Does God exist?

Yes only if above is no
5. Is there life after death?

Yes if above is yes
6. Can you really experience anything objectively?

Depends on the circumstance
7. What is the best moral system?

There are no moral systems, every moral is different.
8. What are numbers?

9. How is language acquired?

By need to communicate
10. Why do we dream?
Because it is healthy.
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3/8/2015 12:41:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/8/2015 12:39:49 PM, TheChristian wrote:
At 3/8/2015 12:22:32 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
1. Why is there something rather than nothing?

Because it is.
2. Is our universe real?

Yes
3. Do we have free will?

No, if below is yes
4. Does God exist?

Yes only if above is no
5. Is there life after death?

Yes if above is yes
6. Can you really experience anything objectively?

Depends on the circumstance
7. What is the best moral system?

There are no moral systems, every moral is different.
8. What are numbers?

9. How is language acquired?

By need to communicate
10. Why do we dream?
Because it is healthy.

Lol
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"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

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