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Subj: Re: Writers confrim next years crossover deals with the future Newspaper headline
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 04:15:16 pm GMT (Viewed 773 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Writers confrim next years crossover deals with the future Newspaper headline
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 09:19:33 am GMT (Viewed 744 times)

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    It's not conjecture. Time dilation is a tested, proven effect. You can time travel into the future by moving at very high speeds. That's an undisputed fact.

Yeah, but that's not time travel. That's time dilation. That's a different thing. Time dilation only slows down time, it doesn't let you go back.


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    No, no one knows how the kind of time travel presented in 'The Flash' would work, but you can extrapolate from our current understanding of physics and work out scenarios that would be likely, others that would be unlikely,  and still others that would be impossible. That's what GOOD science fiction writers do.

That's just guesswork. You don't know that it wouldn't work the way it does on the show, so you're not qualified to say that the show is "getting it wrong" or that time travel has to work the way you think it does.




Yeah, but that's not time travel. That's time dilation. That's a different thing. Time dilation only slows down time, it doesn't let you go back.

Lol! Hey, if you start out today, and tomorrow you're 500 years in the future - you've time travelled. It doesn't matter if you've experienced the 499 years at a much faster rate, or skipped them altogether.

That's just guesswork. You don't know that it wouldn't work the way it does on the show, so you're not qualified to say that the show is "getting it wrong" or that time travel has to work the way you think it does.

No, it's not guesswork. It's taking the evidence we have (the physics we're sure of, and the physics we're pretty sure of) and working forward from that point. And when you do that, you find that time travel couldn't possibly work the way 'The Flash' presents it. It would have to involve parallel (divergent) timelines, or the single timeline becoming a mobius strip.

And yes, I'm qualified to make a judgement (and so is everyone else) because we can clearly see how poor and contradictory the writing is in many other areas of the show. Korvac has just brought up yet another example in his post above this one.




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