CW writes: > >c) Accepting "a)" and "b)" you assume "physical laws" making time travel > >possible (which is of course controversial; this could be in principle > >possible with very special assumption, which could also be false in > >principle with other assumption). > > Time travel is as possible as teleportation of human beings. > > >If you do theoretical reasonings you have to make clear the assumptions > >which are making things "possible in principle". Up to here, I can follow > >you (I can imagine such fundamental assumptions). > > Of course, there are many details and assumptions to say PUA is possible. > My point is that PUA is possible just like teleportation of human beings. > I think they have similar possibility.
Not at all. There is a *huge* difference between what is possible in theory and what is possible practically. A person wearing down a mountain with his fingers is a practical impossibility, but there is nothing in the laws of physics making it a theoretical impossibility. A person flying to Alpha Centauri in 5 minutes is logically possible, but the laws of physics make it theoretically impossible. A person being simultaneously taller than 180cm and shorter than 170cm is a logical impossibility. These three examples for everyday purposes are equally unlikely to happen, but they are fundamentally different from a philosophical standpoint. In the case of classical teleportation, there is nothing in the laws of physics making it theoretically impossible, and it is certainly not logically impossible. Time travel is much more dubious: it may be a physical impossibility, and it may even be a logical impossibility. Stathis Papaioannou _________________________________________________________________ Be one of the first to try Windows Live Mail. http://ideas.live.com/programpage.aspx?versionId=5d21c51a-b161-4314-9b0e-4911fb2b2e6d --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---