Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dev-Dash with Dhavalyours: Mysteries and myths of science

                                                  I have never been a guy of science nor Math. despite being such detached from the subject, the myths floating about the subject have always amazed me. 

Myth 1 Is time travel really possible ??

             This is one question existing since decades.one challenge on the heavy shoulders of science.

1 ) Time travel is a very fascinating and interesting question often been discussed for intellectual happiness or for entertainment in movies. It is a myth which is been discussed that

MYTH :  A time circle exists and we travel with that time circle that’s why we live in present.if we can travel at speed of light or faster than speed of light we can break the time circle and travel  either forward or backward in time.

Vivid Imaginations : Following  Movie Deja Vu provides a very interesting philosophy, An interesting thought explaining how did the scientist in the movie have an break through  creating space time window.

The discussion is intellectually enhancing. But problem is a script writer can invent a fantasy world faster than a scientist can look into atoms. The idea of folding space is just absurd.
REALITY : The myth seems vague because time circle is a non-existent virtual entity which is assumed to be there. There is no solid proof of its existence, and even if we do believe it exists FTL(Faster than light)  itself is another myth. Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity lead up to a remarkable conclusion that no object, whether animate or inanimate, can ever, under any means travel faster than speed of light.
HOPE : They said we cannot travel faster than sound but then we invented mark 15‘s. Now they say we cannot travel faster than light. One loop hole in this statement,  when this statement was made we already had guns The bullet definitely travels faster than sound so we had a static entity faster than sound so a ray of hope was der. But also there was a concern than human physical mass cannot be stable at such high speeds which is been taken care of at least at speed of sound level


Myth 2 FTL (Faster than light)

MYTH :  We can travel FTL. I would like to mention Einstein once again. His big idea was that amazing speed of light holds the key to every thing from the untold power of the atom to the possibility of time travel. Below video plants an amazing idea and reality connecting time travel and speed of light  

REALITY :  HOW is the question ?  How can we travel FTL ? Shadow they say. Our shadow moves  faster than us. So if  we can travel in shadow of light may be, may be we could go FTL but to travel in shadow of light you have to travel almost at the tail of it which as of now is  I M POSSIBLE. Below link gives and interesting age calculator of two brothers one on earth and other who travels to mystery planet.  Cool and easy demonstration of pretty difficult concept.


Hope :  Well i really wished to have an FTL. All the jet pilots in the world would want an FTL travel. Let’s hope someone break’s barriers and ftl one day does become reality 

Myth 3 Time is the fourth dimension

MYTH :  3 Dimensions are described academics. X, Y, Z axis. Where x represents the horizontal position y represents vertical position and.z represents the depth of an object. We can place an object exactly @ its position by 3 axis. Here the 4th dimension comes in. Where time is considered. Here a particular object may have different x,y,z position values depending on different timeframes. and that is when we consider time as a fourth dimension

REALITY :  Below video explains us why time being the fourth dimension is entirely not reasonable. A very nice grasp of  2D and 3D concepts so as to why we cannot see 4 dimensions and why do we suffer from dimension-phobia .

Again the loop hole is. Time again. If we record the objects in a past time frame we can place it exactly according to x,y,z values in that time frame but according to MYTH 1 we cannot see future so we cannot place an object in future. All 3 myths are interlinked with each other.

How to relate myth’s spiritually

Above all theories and misconception provide a deeper  insight a very different perception to life. If you would see the last video you will definitely agree that we cannot see a particular object in 4th dimension because we are bounded by our 3 dimensions. One theory a person can symbolize for thinking of GOD. You cannot see but have to believe not because GOD does not exist because we don’t have the vision to see him. If we would see our ancient scripture Bhagwat Gita  We have clearly seen god giving special eyes to all people in the Mahabharata when he took the vishwaroop darshan. One concept which has been prooved ages ago.


I would like to conclude with my favorite dialogue from my personal favorite book Angels and Daemons

Mr. Langdon all questions were once spiritual. Since the beginning of time spirituality and religion have been called of to fill the gaps that science did not understand. The rising and setting of the sun was once attributed to Helios and his burning chariot. Earthquakes. And volcanoes were the wrath of Poseidon. Science has proven that gods to be false idols.Soon all gods will be proven FALSE idols. Science has provided answers to almost every question man can ask. There are only few questions left ans they are the esoteric ones.

Hey we can have an open discussion on the topic either religiously or scientifically.  i don’t wanna be biased on the topic but being from an engineering background i favor science and facts over religion. So what do u guys think Time Travel, FTL possible ???

Keep Thinking,
Keep Guessing,
Always Yours,


  1. hey...how are you? Interesting post! As per my knowledge Myth 1 is bull shit...there is no thing called time circle, which you also concluded. Also according to Einstein, no object can travel faster than or even equal to speed of light..reason being..the faster you travel the more your density increases..at speed of light you will have infinite density. Myth 2 about faster than light (funny video btw ;) ), theoretically as I said no one can travel at speed of equal to or faster than light but currently we are colliding sub atomic particles in LHC at 99.99% speed of light. Myth 3 video is really nice and convincing. We are not aware, but there are many limitations to human senses, like we cannot see infrared and ultra violet light with naked eyes, similarly there are many things in many dimensions we are unaware of. I dunno if in our lifetime we'll be able to achieve any breakthrough on time travel, but I have seen many episodes of Stephen Hawkings on The universe and time travel, and practically we can do time travel in future time, no way in past. There were three ways he said in which he said we could travel time, don't remember all but one of them was to visit the nearest black hole and circumnavigate it at speed of light for 10 years , you return to earth, it's 100 years in the future..somthing like that. You should read about anti-matter, it is also featured in Angels and Deamons. And for the final myth...there is a movie called "Knowing" of Nicholas Cage, he is a astrophysics preofessors and he once says about determinism v/s randomness. Check out the movie and you could may be relate it to fourth myth. Warning: Movis is really good except the ending ;)

  2. For me the idea of time travel is crap... It is not possible. Any person with this ability in their hands could alter the future or change the past. Which Would Make Them God-Equal. Such powers In the hands of some very egoistical countries would make it too dangerous, this said just assuming the myth to be possible. This concept was given fire by the ever-stupid Americans(i detest them) just like their obsession with the ET (UFO and crap).I like past be past.The future a mystery. And The present a gift. This is a good topic of discussion ... for the f*****g americans to while away time.Or anyone else involved in these discussions.

  3. @tieGier Hey what the fuck !!!!

  4. America Lost At Vietnam ... They might go back and change it just to feel better... Might even create a Real Rambo for the re-war... HE HE HE HE

  5. @Rambo Hey WTF !!!

  6. I am calling from the past !! You fools ! I invented the time travel concept! How can you credit the Americans with it! oooh! I dont remember my nationality though. Will call back when I remember!

  7. Hey Einstein ?? i have one doubt for maths

    All my life i have slogged hard to find Maths's X. Please tell maths that she is not coming back. So get over her and let all the students live in peace

  8. I’m thankful for the article. Really looking forward to read more.


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