The Grandfather Paradox

The Grandfather Paradox
The Grandfather Paradox

It’s a beautiful morning, the birds are chirping and your dog is ready for its morning walk…But wait! Suddenly your body starts to fade away as if somebody had just snapped the infinity gauntlet. Scary, isn’t it? But, other than the gauntlet, is there anything else that can make you disappear in a similar way…

Yes, there is. Imagine you had a fight with a man and you beat the shit out of him. Then you returned home, had dinner and slept. Unfortunately, you had no idea that you messed with the wrong man. He has the power of time travel! To have revenge, he decides to travel back in time and kill your grandfather before he meets your grandmother. If this happens, your father would never take birth which would, in turn, mean you would never exist and that is why you start to fade now in the present. But the story does not end here. If you never existed, you would never get into a fight and would never make the time traveler want to kill your grandfather. This means your father and grandfather still exist and you too! This means you will again get into the fight and make the time traveler want revenge. Now you are stuck in an endless loop that repeats infinitely. This is “The Grandfather Paradox”.

This is one of the reasons as to why the laws of the universe don’t allow you to move backwards in time. So, don’t worry you are not going to fade away any time soon.

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