Egads! Hawking says time travel possible!

PSI Blog 20181114 Egads! Hawking says time travel possible!

The passage of the premier propagandist (Stephen Hawking 1942-2018) for the Big Bang Theory has just been marked by his recent posthumous last words:

His claim that time travel is possible also makes him only second to Einstein as the most famous regressive physicist.

As our readers know, the correct assumption is irreversibility. Here is the brief passage I wrote starting on page 80 in Infinite Universe Theory :

 Seventh: Irreversibility

All processes are irreversible.

“Irreversibility deals with the abstraction of motion that we call time. In its broadest application, universal time is the motion of all things with respect to all other things. In its narrowest application, specific time is the motion of one thing with respect to another thing. Again, time is motion, and therefore does not exist—it occurs. Time is not part of the universe. It is what its various parts do. Time is irreversible because each motion of each microcosm in the Infinite Universe is unique. Folks who still believe that travel into the past might be possible are either delusional Sci-fi fans or victims of relativity.

One way to view it is this:

1.   It is a fact that the planets, stars, galaxies, etc. are in motion with respect to each other.
2.   That makes the night sky unique. It is never the same even two seconds in a row.
3.   “Going back in time” would entail moving those heavenly bodies back to the positions they had on the night targeted for this fanciful adventure. Good luck with that.

The opposing assumption, reversibility, underpins systems philosophy, which tends to overemphasize the system and neglect the environment. Lab technicians often believe they can demonstrate reversibility by providing a semblance of former experimental conditions. When we ignore the environment, reactions in such systems seem like they are reversible. However, when the environment is included, then each reaction properly appears unique and unprecedented. With perfectly empty space being impossible and with the ubiquity of aether, our inability to produce perfect isolation prevents us from getting exactly the same result each time we perform an experiment. Even though the idea of reversible time makes great stories for science fiction, it holds no relevance in the real world. Prospective time-travelers are destined to be forever disappointed.”

That is simple, but not so if you fail to get your assumptions in a row. Looks like regressive physics will be wallowing in its mess for quite some time…

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