Time Travel Quotes (3 quotes)
It would take a civilization far more advanced than ours, unbelievably advanced, to begin to manipulate negative energy to create gateways to the past. But if you could obtain large quantities of negative energyand that's a big IFthen you could create a time machine that apparently obeys Einstein's equation and perhaps the laws of quantum theory.
Newton was the greatest creative genius physics has ever seen. None of the other candidates for the superlative (Einstein, Maxwell, Boltzmann, Gibbs, and Feynman) has matched Newtons combined achievements as theoretician, experimentalist, and mathematician. If you were to become a time traveler and meet Newton on a trip back to the seventeenth century, you might find him something like the performer who first exasperates everyone in sight and then goes on stage and sings like an angel.
Physicists often quote from T. H. Whites epic novel The Once and Future King, where a society of ants declares, Everything not forbidden is compulsory. In other words, if there isn't a basic principle of physics forbidding time travel, then time travel is necessarily a physical possibility. (The reason for this is the uncertainty principle. Unless something is forbidden, quantum effects and fluctuations will eventually make it possible if we wait long enough. Thus, unless there is a law forbidding it, it will eventually occur.)