Tallis in Wonderland

The Myth Of Time Travel

Raymond Tallis time travels merely by the power of thought.

There are many reasons why we should not waste our time speculating about the possibility of time travel. Some are obvious; others are less so. The most obvious problems arise from the contradictions that result when the traveller goes backwards in time – which I will focus on here – although they also apply to travel into the future.

The best-known objection goes as follows. Supposing I return to the day my parents first met, 6th June 1933.

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