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Time Travel Explorations

Date Wednesday - August 29, 2012
Host George Noory
Guests Marie D. JonesBill Nye

Author and researcher Marie D. Jones discussed various aspects of time travel from scientific, historical, and paranormal angles. A number of great scientists have looked at time travel like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Tesla experienced a high-voltage shock to his body during a laboratory experiment, and claimed that during that moment, he ascended into a kind of oneness of space-time in which time disappeared. Later, after he recovered, he looked into time travel more, and what the electromagnetic field might have to do with it, she recounted. The theoretical idea of using wormholes for time travel posits some interesting options, she marveled-- you could travel from point A to point B in the same universe, or you might travel from point A in one universe, to point B in a different universe.

Jones pondered the ethical and moral concerns of time travel, in terms of paradoxes-- if you change something in the past, will it change things in the present-- to the point where you won't exist anymore? One way to get around the so-called 'Grandfather Paradox' is the multiverse theory, she noted, which proposes that a multiplicity of universes or probabilities are possible. She also spoke about alleged time travelers and "chrononauts" such as John Titor, and Andrew Basiago.

Reports of "time slips" come from all over the world, in which people, for example, enter a fog, and then find themselves 500 miles away, and it's a day later. We don't know if such occurrences take place because of electromagnetic or environmental anomalies-- some cases may be related to UFO abductions, she said. "I think it's very possible that there are places on the Earth, where the veil between realities is thinner, and you get things like time slips and time anomalies," Jones conjectured. According to her research, most people would prefer to go back to the past instead of into the future. Callers phoned in and shared what one thing they would change in the past if they had the ability to time travel.

Science & Creationism

First hour guest, Bill Nye, "the Science Guy," argued that teaching creationism to children in school is not appropriate (a video in which he expounded on this has been seen over 2 million times). Creationism is not science, and "the idea that there is no such thing as evolution, that an unknowable deity created everything that you see around you in just 100 centuries," is simply wrong on a scientific basis, he stated.

News segment guests: Mitch Battros, Lauren Weinstein

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