According to Wired, General Clark believes in the possibility of time travel.
- "I still believe in e=mc², but I can't believe that in all of human history, we'll never ever be able to go beyond the speed of light to reach where we want to go," said Clark. "I happen to believe that mankind can do it."
"I've argued with physicists about it, I've argued with best friends about it. I just have to believe it. It's my only faith-based initiative." Clark's comment prompted laughter and applause from the gathering.
Chuck your Star Trek infantile notions aside. The arguments against time-travel are quite simple.
Here are just two paradoxes:
- You go back 10 minutes in time and kill yourself.
- You go back 10 minutes in time and meet yourself, then the two of you go back 10 minutes in time, again, to meet an earlier self, then the three of you go back an hour in time... until you do this for 20 year's worth of iterations, becoming an army of one, 1,051,200 of you.
Is it bothering you yet that innumerates like Clark and Al Gore are leading candidates of the Democratic party?
[Reprint from Aaron's Rantblog here]