Great shot ! IDK if they do that era but that looks like a great Shorpy pic to me.I keep getting drawn to Flannery's Grocery in the little town of Athens, KY. It is located in a building from the 1870's and closed in the early 1980's. A couple of business since then have tried to use the location and all failed quickly. In my mind, there are energies from Flannery's that occupy the place, and may not want anything else there. The border between past and present may also be thin there. I keep thinking that at certain times in my current life I could drive up there, fill my tank with Gulf for .75 a gallon, and get me an Ale-8 and pack of Winstons. I've sat on the stoop recently and ate my take-out supper. I perceived some energies in the place, exactly what they are I have no idea.
Flannery's in 1978, the same year I rolled off the line. The tree with the top removed is still there and looks exactly the same. The section of metal fence leaning up against the building is still there, as is the base for the Gulf sign.
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Apparently many of Enterprise's mission remain classified and they were unaware. Maybe they determined that before the whole whale egg-on-your-slightly-green face thing.I don't doubt that some of these urban legends represent actual experiences. They are very interesting.
However the The Vulcan Science Directorate has determined that time travel is impossible.
It all begins with the nature of time itself.I won't comment on the feasibility of time travel but there is one really obvious thing that never gets any mention as it relates.
Go to the Stellarium Web Online Star MapI took a quick look around and the short answer is no, there isn't a quick and dirty way to see where the planets were relative to one another at a given date. JPL actually does make tools available but not in a way I'm going to fool with to little purpose.
If you read my explanation above, planetary positions are irrelevant, because the observer would in fact be looking at entirely different ( but otherwise identical ) planets within another universe.Planetary position is an assumption about the mechanics of something that is dubious at best, like needing to know precisely how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. In any case supporters of the idea of time travel would probably just find some way to pseuosciencexplain it away. The planets don't follow exactly the same path like the ball in the circular cat toy Frank is beating the snot out of in the other room at the moment. I keep coming back to a bowl of petunias and oh no, not again.
Now this is where it gets interesting. Hypothetically, if we assume that the timelines are identical, other than how far along they've evolved, it should be possible for a traveler from a less evolved universe to show someone in a more evolved universe where their version of their jar of gold is buried. It wouldn't actually be the same jar, but it would be evidence ( not necessarily proof ) that there are at least two timelines in the grander scheme.You want to tell me a time travel story make it one in which you bring back some veridical evidence. Go dig up a jar of gold coins you saw buried, then we'll talk.
Definitely.Sort of related to this, I've been watching old movies.
Every generation seems to think they have achieved a fantastic level of understanding, one so great that they feel as if they have Life, The Universe and Everything all figured out based on their current level of understanding. We also have a lot of angst over creating an artificial intelligence that will subsume us, but that's another thread. Thing is, it's a moving goal post.
Me too. However, knowing the difference between the possible and impossible is an important tool. A half-inch wrench isn't going to turn an eighth-in nut — at least not the way such nuts are typically turned with such a wrench. By adapting this to conceptual matters, and taking sufficient care, we can avoid wasting time promoting beliefs in the impossible, and turn our attention to those theories that are at least possible.I am very cautious to never say never, to make a flat statement that something is impossible.
Those are fair points. However, those examples aren't a demonstration of any failure in the type of process I'm talking about. There are times when we do know enough to make a valid determination of what is and isn't possible within the context of a specific problem.In non-scientific arenas this described unsinkable ships, impregnable fortresses. As far as my understanding of empirical science goes, its supposed to constantly revise itself as new evidence is presented. Often phenomena can be recognized by some, not necessarily accepted my all and it takes a while before mainstream science catches up. Smallpox vaccinations and germ theory being two i can think of right away. Think about how many 'healers' over the course of time have killed their patients by applying what were considered to be unassailable facts.
Yup. The beauty of critical thinking is that it can be applied to virtually any problem in such a way that can help to determine what is or isn't possible.Does that apply to time travel, life after death and likely a few other interesting topics ?
It's safe to let some doors close completely. If cards are to be used as an example, when someone folds their hand, that door can be considered closed. It's the hands for which you have insufficient information that you need to be careful drawing conclusions about.Sure. There's no harm in leaving a playing card in the door, you don't have to let it close completely.