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Book Review: This Book Is From The Future

Written By: Paranormal News

Posted: 7/20/2012 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 3563   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: General

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“This Book Is From The Future”, published by New Page Books, written by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman, takes the reader on a ‘what if?’ journey through the past, present, and future. What would happen, they ask, if we could change the past? And if we could change the past, would it make for a better future or worse? And if we travel to the future, would it, in turn, change the past?

Taking the reader through dimensional portals, relativity, worm holes, and other flights of physics, the book documents current research, as well as past conspiracies involving time travel such as the Philadelphia Experiment and the John Titor phenomenon. Time travel pervades our culture, but is it truly possible, and if it were possible, should we do it?

Providing numerous philosophical points, the authors cover all bases and allows you to fill in your own beliefs as to whether it could and should be done, showing you new ways to look at time and experience it. For instance, the Dogon from Mali believe the future is behind us and the past is ahead of us. Since we can only see the past and not the future, this perspective makes a hell of a lot of sense, although it changes the way we logically look at time as an arrow heading in only one direction. It could be, for instance, that we are not allowed to time travel because the human body within which we inhabit was born only to function within three spatial dimensions. As such, even though time travel is possible through physics, it is humanly impossible as long as we inhabit our current bodies. In other words, we were born with the ability only to experience time in one manner, even though the past can become the future and vice versa.

Is our time here set in stone? Since it does not seem as if we can change the past, what does this say about free will? Do we even have any, or are we no better than automatons? Our bodies may be designed only to experience time as we do, even though in reality, it works in a completely counterintuitive manner. We may never know. The questions posed in this book make you consider a number of philosophical points, and as such, it is well worth the read.