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Oct 23

Irrelevant flights of fancy

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 in Other

I just read an article in which the author says: Don’t Kill Hitler!

He lists a number of valid reasons. They started me thinking about the same thing.

My list would be shorter. It can be summed up like this: You can’t change the timeline.

The way I understand it, it’s like this: even if we could travel back in time (and I believe Einstein once said that it’s impossible), we couldn’t change our own timeline. We could leave it and travel to another one (that is, naturally, if it were possible) and end up being stuck in that timeline/event horizon, but even if you could return to your own timeline, that wouldn’t have changed. You will have created a new ‘dimension’ where Hitler died (when? as a child? early in his career?), but that’s all.

Also, if you want to believe the Doctor, certain things are fixed points in time and can’t be changed without dire consequences. Others – you can just keep your fingers crossed that your little ‘change’ is ‘unimportant’ enough to pass ‘the laws of time’ or whatever. Fortunately, I think my little life is insignificant enough to fall under the latter heading. So, if the Doctor existed and was right, maybe I could change a few things. If he would be willing to bring me in the Tardis and stand aside to let me change time. That is if I understand ‘the timey-wimey stuff’ correctly.

Sep 15

Writing the future: A timeline of science fiction literature

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in Fandomlinks, Links, Literature

Journey to the center of the Earth

From Gulliver’s Travels, through Brave New World and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, this timeline explores the evolution of the science fiction novel.

Read more here.

Nov 25

On worldbuilding, sequels and keeping it all straight | madgeniusclub

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Fandomlinks

Read more here.

Sep 6

New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 in Links

New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists.

A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into a state ruled by a king was more rapid than previously thought.

Read more here.


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