My belief that I won't win the lottery is not "religious" - it has to do with the laws of chance, and of cause and effect (because I don't buy tickets). And I think the chances of traveling in time are a lot less than winning the lottery...
...vacuum fluctuations would drive the energy density on the boundary of the time machine (the Cauchy horizon of the region where closed timelike curves become possible) to infinity, destroying the time machine at the instant it was created or at least preventing anyone outside it from entering it.
I just watched Looper last night and was extremely annoyed at its incoherent take on time travel.
This assumes there is some kind of fixed coordinate system in nature, which there isn't.
But to say that I have moved, you have to say that I moved in relation to something, and therefore pick a frame of reference, and say that frame of reference is more important than the one where I seem to be perfectly still in relation to the surface of the Earth.
A girl, perhaps.
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