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Two men from the University of Maryland, Igor Smolyaninov and Yu-Ju Hung, have done an experiment in the lab which they say shows that time travel is probably impossible. You’re probably thinking that makes me either mad or embarrassed, considering the most success I’ve had as a writer has come from time travel stories.

To be honest, I’ve always said time travel was impossible. To me, it was a literary device. And, if you look at the whole of my works released so far, you’ll notice that all the time travel which takes place in my book may or may not be scientific. (So, to those detractors who try to snidely point out that my books aren’t science fiction, I have frequently replied–quite pithily, I might add–”Well, duh!”)

If time travel were ever to be possible, I think we’d know about it because someone would get the bright idea to go back to Dallas in 1963 and stop a certain assassination or–worse yet–stop Christ from dying on the cross (for our sins). No amount of government would be able to regulate the misappropriation of time.

But it is fun to think about!

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About Sam White

Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.

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