Essays Tagged: "Time travel"

research paper about the possibility of time travel

Time Machines: Fact or Fiction?Ever since H. G. Wells wrote his classic novel The Time Machine, ther ... H. G. Wells wrote his classic novel The Time Machine, there has been a continuing fascination with time travel. This dream of time travel has invaded every part of society, from the mass media to the ... technology, scientists have been able to theoretically prove that it is possible to travel through time.In 1905 Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity. His theory predicted that time slow ...

(4 pages) 185 0 4.6 Aug/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Body Piercings: An Enlightenment and a Step Back in Time.

If we could experience time travel and visit the ancient civilizations and empires that conveyed their spiritual, social an ... pealing as pop-star Brittney Spears' 'cute' little pierced navel. Yet we wouldn't have to travel in time to experience and explore different cultures and their piercing practices. All that is needed i ... ky and they just wanted to be cool and different? That is very far from the truth.Moving forward in time... Soldiers in Caesar's army wore nipple rings to emphasise masculinity and status. Women in th ...

(5 pages) 58 0 2.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Time travel, einstein, theory of relativity.

in the 1920's after starting thinking about it at the age of around 16. Albert Einstein's theory of time travel is basically theory of relativity. They are linked side-by-side.Relativity is only a the ... tance here are some quotes that prove that someday we could have machines that could travel through time."Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." (Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895 ...

(4 pages) 73 2 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Vonnegut expresses ideas on fatalism throughout Slaughterhouse 5 through an essective science fiction medium

Kurt Vonnegut creates an environment shaped by elements of science fiction. These elements, notably time travel and alien contact, make the novel "a science fiction that deals with the topic of free w ... e topic of free will versus fatalism," (Isaacs 408). Throughout the novel Billy remains "unstuck in time," seeing his whole life flash before his eyes in a random order of events (Vonnegut 15). This r ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is on the novel entitled Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

ne of the major themes in the novel. Themes such as life and death, the role of fate in one's life, time and space, acceptance and human dignity (just to name a few). Slaughterhouse-Five forces the in ... im, ventured out to various occurrences in his life. Throughout the course of the novel, Billy used time travel to endeavor answering those questions. Billy Pilgrim was portrayed as being an all time ...

(16 pages) 78 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fantasy and fiction

e fiction pushes your imagination to the limit, but fantasy goes beyond that.Attacks from Martians, time travel, interplanetary travel and the impossible are possible within the realm of science ficti ... possible, so that we suspend our disbelief. Such devices are common in science fiction and include time travel, matter transmission, anti- gravity and faster than life travel. Because the effort is m ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Title: Time Traveling Author: Mohammad A. Basaj

e Title: English Communication SkillsCourse Code: Eng 205Instructor: Mr. A. KhalilA.U.S.Tspring 2004Time Traveling:How time travel will workUnderstanding what time isNatural methods that will allow us ... atural methods that will allow us travel in time:Rotating black holesWormholesMachines to travel in time and space at the speed of lightProblems confronting the travel in time mechanismTime TravelingH ...

(11 pages) 35 0 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Disorder of Donnie Darko, choose a movie with a main character that has a psychological disorder and give a full diagnosis.

Donnie Darko is an almost confusing film about time travel, schizophrenia and the manipulation of one's fate. The film focuses on a teenage schoolb ... monic looking rabbit, who tells him about how the world is going to end and of the possibilities of time travel. Frank saved Donnie from this near death experience by telling Donnie to follow him outs ... lso has a dark past and is somewhat mentally unhealthy as well due to her mother being stabbed four times by her step father. As time goes on Donnie sees more of Frank and more hallucinations, which l ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Imaginative journeys: Relating Colerdige's "Frost at Midnight" to Richard Kelly's film "Donnie Darko". (Australian HSC essay - recieved 98%)

amily and frustrating school life. His only respites are his new girlfriend Gretchen, Frank's night time visits, and his discovery of the possibility of time travel, to which he is sure Frank is linke ... with Gretchen's body. Donnie realises the only way to change the course of events is to go back in time (utilising the break in the space/time continuum, that is, the trigger for the end of the world ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Richard Taylor's paper "Freedom, Determinism and Fate" explores the necessity for society to adopt a view of Fatalism.

"If two-way communication across time is possible then it must be possible to know in advance what one will do and what will happen. ... so, Taylor's story of Osmo could be realized- fatalism is unavoidable."It is believed by many that time travel is physically possible. Such a belief brings with it a plethora of paradoxes, and import ... , brings into question conceived notion of human freedom. However as Aubrey Townsend, in his paper "Time Travel, Freedom and Deliberation", brings to our attention the same paradoxes of human freedom ...

(5 pages) 49 1 2.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Comic in Time Travel Stories (Mark Twain's "Connecticut Yankee on King Arthur's Court" and Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhikers' Guide Through The Galaxy")

Time travel stories are the stories in which people get lost in the dimension of time (and space). T ... t in not so obvious way, for the facts they want to exhibit lie hidden beneath the improbability of time travel, and comical situations the characters who travel through time usually get into.The sour ... e to adapt and empathize with people unlike themselves, which is not funny at all.The characters in time travel novels are somewhat stereotyped as typical representatives of their societies. This occu ...

(8 pages) 22 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Time Machine

In the beginning a group of men, including the narrator, are listening to the Time Traveler talk about his theory on time travel and that time is the fourth dimension. Then the T ... time travel and that time is the fourth dimension. Then the Time Traveler comes up with a miniature time machine and makes it disappear. The next week, the men come back and find the Time Traveler loo ... me back and find the Time Traveler looking beaten and tired. They all sit down and after dinner the Time Traveler starts telling his story.The Time Traveler finally finished work on his time machine w ...

(2 pages) 555 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


10 Is time travel to the past logically possible? Is it logically possible for you to travel back and have ... rcumstances, be a free agent? Introduction Long a favourite topic of science fiction, the notion of time travel is one that raises an enormous number of philosophical problems and quandaries regarding ... ous number of philosophical problems and quandaries regarding causation, identity and the nature of time itself. While it is fascinating to study these merely as hypotheticals, research in the context ...

(11 pages) 8 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Time Travel Theories

Theoretical Time "" Travel WORMHOLES Wormholes are basically holes in space in which one might be able to travel ... space in which one might be able to travel in one side and out the other and end up in a different time and place even if it is thousands and thousands miles away.ROTATING CYLINDER The theory of a gi ... trings are basically a two-dimensional black hole. It is like a fold in space that could be used in time travel but not many theories have been developed about these types of space folds due to the fa ...

(1 pages) 747 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Time Machine

To many of us, the possibility of time travel seems to be completely absurd. The idea of someone traveling through the dimensions of s ... kable. However , H.G. Wells, being such a great author, made this idea almost real in his book, The Time Machine. The style of writing that Wells uses makes this plot easier to comprehend. In C ... h more believable. His ability to explain the theories and specifics of the dimensions of space and time paint a very vivid metal picture of the things that the time traveler experiences in his advent ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Time Travel

TIME TRAVEL Time Travel has been in the question every since H.G. Wells wrote The Time Machine, but ... , but is was not until Einstein wrote his theory of General Relativity, which states that space and time are intertwined and thus if you effect one proportional effect the other. It was from this theo ... ct the other. It was from this theory that he concluded that when you approached the speed of light time would slow, it is estimated that you have to go around 99.95 percent of light to go in to the f ...

(3 pages) 550 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

How to Build a Time Machine - Book Report

Have you ever thought of going back to the past, or visit the future? Is time travel really possible? Perhaps this book can give you the answer. This book is called How to B ... sor of theoretical Physics.Quantum mechanics and relativity are the two laws of physics that govern time travel. Explanation in this book is mainly based on Einstein’s theory of relativity. This ... on in this book is mainly based on Einstein’s theory of relativity. This theory concluded that time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. To explain it simply, if we w ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.5 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

The time machine

retelling the whole story to the reader. The protagonist of the story, known to the reader as "The Time Traveler," opens the discussion on the first night with the possibility of manipulating the fou ... opens the discussion on the first night with the possibility of manipulating the fourth dimension, time. The group expands conversation on the idea with some similar and some conflicting notions. The ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

My Theory

Are space and time entwined?I believe that they are. With that theory comes the belief that if you alter space y ...I believe that they are. With that theory comes the belief that if you alter space you also alter time. Many people think very 2 dimensionally and believe that because the measurement of time is man ... at time itself is not tangible, but the forementioned theory of the symbiotic circle that space and time possess certainly prove that wrong, for if you can alter space you alter time. Certainly in ord ...

(2 pages) 645 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Time travel. Perhaps one of man’s most perplexing mysteries. Is

Time travel. Perhaps one of man's most perplexing mysteries. Is such a thing actually possible? If w ... ing mysteries. Is such a thing actually possible? If we are to believe such books and movies as The Time Machine and Donnie Darko, then the answer is yes: time travel is more than just a dream. Ahh, b ... time travel is more than just a dream. Ahh, but sadly in this real life world of cars and planes, a time traveling machine isn't a mainstay for commuters. Let's think about this reasonably and logical ...

(3 pages) 790 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community