grandfather paradox

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grandfather paradox

n.
A causality paradox speculated about in theories of time-travel in which traveling back in time would allow one to alter the conditions at the earlier time in such a way as to make current conditions impossible, as by causing the death of one's grandfather, making one's very existence impossible.
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Readers will also appreciate how Skylar uses time travel to solve the mystery of what really happened to her older brother who was presumed to have run away when she was five, at the peril of creating a time paradox by changing the past.
The Last Myth has earned its place alongside Philip Zimbardo's The Time Paradox and I.
The action develops around the time paradox mixing the past with the present.
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The show will also give Artemis's legions of fans an opportunity to meet the author and have their newly published copies of Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox personally signed.
Just a guess -- Starbuck wound up in some sort of time paradox and, in saving Galactica, will be condemned to a tragic trek through some sort of Moebius strip in time apart from her compatriots.
Among tomorrow's rivals are 2004 winner Time Paradox.
It worked for him, though, but ditching the nice guy of the original in favour of a confusing time paradox plot, only makes this game longer, not more interesting.
Many paleontologists accuse Feduccia of sending up a smoke screen with his arguments about the time paradox.
With around $95 million in the pool, he was sent off 11-10 favourite from a field that also included the previous year's winner Time Paradox and a trio of overseas visitors in the shape of US dirt specialists Lava Man and Tap Day, plus the Andrew Reid-trained Eccentric, all-weather horse of the year in Britain for 2005.