Is It Possible To Travel Backwards in Time?Summary: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity suggested feasibility of backward travelin time some time in future using a hypothetical time machine. However, it isconcluded that backward travel in time is theoretically impossible which meansthat it shall never be possible to travel backward in time to make a correctionentry to rectify historical mistakes. But it is without prejudice to predictability ofpast events on rational basis.Einstein based his entire theory of relativity on two simple assumptions, oneabout predictability of optical experiments irrespective of lab conditions and theother about constancy of velocity of light in fundamental system/empty space.Thereafter, Einstein fantasized a space ship travelling along a straight line forfurther construction of his theory. He assumed a scenario in which space ship canbe potentially accelerated to the velocity of light.It is a common experience that when matter is heated by supplying energy to itsatoms and molecules, it results in increase of kinetic energy of its atoms andmolecules. Increasing kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is associated withnot only increasing temperature but also increasing velocity of constituent atomsand molecules. This increasing velocity of atoms and molecules is necessarilyassociated with change of one or the other kind. Ensuing change may be physical,chemical or nuclear reaction and may be essentially nonlinear in character.Physical change often consists of nonlinear change of state from solid to liquid togas to plasma state and may be even thereafter. Appropriate chemical reactions,again essentially nonlinear in character commonly occur depending on nature ofinteracting entities and conditions of the experiment. Very high velocities ofatoms and molecules are associated with thermonuclear reactions such asnuclear fusion of Hydrogen into Helium at 50,000°K.Exact nature of change can only be empirically known and is rationallyunpredictable. In most general terms, nature of change can be attributed tonature of interacting entities.
But Einstein arbitrarily assumed that increasing velocity of the said space shipshall lead to reduction in speed of time measuring devices such as clocks andwatches in order to compensate effects of increased velocity. Einstein stated “Amoving clock, no matter what its construction, runs slower than an identical clockthat is at rest.” Einstein never bothered to explain as to why frequency of apendulum in linear motion changes when in equation of simple pendulum lengthof the pendulum and gravity are the only two variables determining itsfrequency/time period. Moreover why should errors of observation determinebehavior of the observed, i.e. why incorrect recording of time by clocks andwatches should have a bearing on behavior of time itself and properties ofmatter?Einstein’s arbitrary conclusions were arbitrarily extended to Biological domainleading to speculation that one day using a device designated as time machine; itshall be possible to travel backward in time.Time is linearly progressive. This is the inherent nature of time. No experimentalconditions or errors of observation can have a bearing upon intrinsic nature oftime. Therefore, it shall never be possible to travel backward in time. Hence timemachine is nothing more than science inspired fantasy which shall nevermaterialize. Backward travel of time by any stretch of imagination, if ever becomes feasiblethan it is bound to lead to many absurd situations and universal chaos. Imaginethe following scenarios: 1. A time traveler goes back to times of Jesus and is able to persuade Pontius Pilate not to crucify Jesus. Consider its impact upon subsequent world history and turmoil it will create in the contemporary world. 2. A time traveler in India travels back to Mahabharata period and is able to persuade Pandavas not to indulge in the game of chess with Kauravas or is able to persuade Duryodhana not to insult Draupadi by removing her saree. Alternatively, another time traveler is able to persuade Duryodhana to justly give Pandavas their share in the kingdom. Imagine impact of these
backward journeys in time upon subsequent Indian history and changes it will lead to, in contemporary Indian society. 3. A person meets an accident, fractures several bones, is put in time machine, backward travel in time restores his health. A novel technical innovation, yet to be discovered, shall be used to rehabilitate the person in contemporary world. This technology may be employed to treat a large number of ailments. 4. A person has left for his heavenly abode; his dead body is put in time machine, the person comes to life and is than rehabilitated in the contemporary world by some novel technology yet to be discovered. 5. Consider impact on world history of abortion of Hitler’s mother while Hitler was still in the womb!Clearly, there can be countless number of such examples providing ample foodfor thought to science fiction writers for infinite generations to come. But it is selfevident that the mere feasibility of backward travel in time is bound to lead tocountless absurdities that would disrupt natural order and precipitate universalchaos. Such universal chaos is bound to be in conflict with universal instinct toexist. This will jeopardize existence of universe itself of which we all are a part.THEREFORE NATURE CAN’T AFFORD TO FUNCTION IN A MANNER THAT HAS THEPOTENTIAL OF BACKWARD TRAVEL IN TIME.Hence, backward travel in time is nothing but a pure fantasy of scientific origindevoid of any foundations in fact and logic. However, this is without prejudice torational predictability of past based on our understanding of natural laws andintrinsic nature of things and events.Author: Dr Mahesh C. Jain is a practicing medical doctor and has written thebook “Encounter of Science with Philosophy – A synthetic view”. The book beginswith first chapter devoted to scientifically valid concept of God and then explainscosmic phenomena right from origin of nature and universe up to origin of lifeand evolution of man. The book includes several chapters devoted to auxiliaryconcepts and social sciences as corollaries to the concept of God. This is the onlybook that deals with subject matter of origin of nature and universe beginning
from null (Zero or nothing). This article is inspired by author’s understanding of`nature. Also please read “36 Objections to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity”written by the author.Visit:http:// www.sciencengod.com http://www.sciencengod.com/buynow.php