Historians give us the next best thing to traveling backward in time, so as to look over the shoulders of our predecessors and see how they coped with their predicaments while planting seeds of ours. Of course, we cannot really do that.
The protagonist in H.G. Wells’ novel The Time Machine travels fast forward in time, temporarily (!?) separating the passage of time in his own life from the passage of time in the world at large. Of course, we cannot really do that.
On the other hand …
Is Time Travel a Fantasy?
No. It just happens
(whether we like it or not)
on a fixed schedule.
- Film still of actor Rod Taylor in his time machine
- From the Film Vault: The Birds and The Time Machine posted by Rachel M Taylor [2012-06-14]