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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    Now that is a though I honestly had not factored in. That would really corrupt things. Especially in the sense of if you change genders from male to female for instance how can you then go back and conceive yourself.
    The paradox would be self-resolving.

    The subject would have to be the right gender at the right time, otherwise the events could not occur. Since they did occur (imaginatively), the subject was the right gender at the right time.

    Or, if this doesn't satisfy, you can go for the multiple universe hypothosis in which a time traveler actually moves to a different, but closely parallel universe.

    (Kip Thorne and Stephen Hawking have actually debated this issue)
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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    I had though of the parallel dimensions theory for this one. Sort of like Quantum Leap series, though in that I don't recall him ever actually jumping into his own past body.

    Does add an interesting aspect though if you consider the right gender for the right leap. Almost suggests that the universe, God, god & goddess or whatever you select has safeguards in place to prevent a major corruption to the time stream. Which goes into another area to ponder I suppose.
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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    The TV analogy you want would be Sliders where the characters actually get lost in the multiverse. In Quantum Leap (if I recall correctly) the character jumped ito different bodies, but remained in the same universe.
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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    The TV analogy you want would be Sliders where the characters actually get lost in the multiverse. In Quantum Leap (if I recall correctly) the character jumped ito different bodies, but remained in the same universe.
    Your right was thinking of Sliders but Quantum Leap came to mind. Sam from Quantum Leap stayed in the same time stream though at various moments within it. Though he jumped into the person's body and sort of replaced their presence. Q-Ball and his group bounced through alternate dimensions and possibilities. Vaguely recall a couple of times where different member's actually encountered their alternate selves. If not alternate self specifically then the persona and reputation of their alternate self. Seem to recall Remmy going into his rock star alternate self and Quinn as his alternate self as a gun fighting lawyer.

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    As an aside thought though I recall a few episodes of Quantum Leap where animals and young children could see Sam vice whomever's body he took over. I wonder if a person going back in time such as this scenario ask's would be recognizable to animals or children? Especially if the person had older siblings who might on some level "Feel" or "Sense" a connection to the time traveler.

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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    Common theme - even in Back To The Future, when Marty McFly goes back, his future mother flirts with him.

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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    Common theme - even in Back To The Future, when Marty McFly goes back, his future mother flirts with him.
    Subconscious bond?

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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

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    Subconscious bond?
    The subconscious bond in that movie surfaced when Lorraine decided to kiss Marty but stopped because 'it felt wrong.' I do like those movies!

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    Re: Because Inquiring minds want to know...

    Futurama did this - Fry went back in time and met his grandfather, who ended up getting killed. When he didn't disappear like he thought he would, he realized his grandfather's girlfriend wasn't his grandmother after all and slept with her, only to realize afterward he'd just made himself his own grandfather.

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