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Are time machines possible? (serious)

  1. Apr 24, 2015 #1
    Hello.

    I have read a little about time machines and going back in time, and whether that is considered possible according to modern physics.

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  3. Apr 24, 2015 #2

    phinds

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    No.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2015 #3
    Thanks. That's what I thought.

    Can I ask which particular law of Physics prohibits it?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2015 #4

    phinds

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    Basically, it just causality. There are MANY threads on this forum about "time machines" so a forum search would likely give you some good discussion. A good place to start is the set of links at the bottom of this thread.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2015 #5
    Thanks.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2015 #6

    Nugatory

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    What phinds said.
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