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But at hypertime 99, it is true that the pebble did not disappear in the past on that date from its position on the rainforest ﬂoor. Once again, the past has been changed and no one had to go anywhen to do it. If it should turn out to be easier to build a creation machine (rather than an annihilation or repositioning machine) that would do the trick, too. And a machine that merely changes which color properties our pebble manifests would also do just as well (although one might think even this requires creating some individuals, too).
2. x y The underlining represents the last one hundred years of events in hyper-time—as opposed to the last one hundred years 30 We assume that a year of time ‘‘equals’’ a year of hyper-time. That is, we assume that the block is hyper-growing at a rate of one year per hyper-year. 16 × 10 exp 7 × n standard events are added to the hyper-growing-block. (See n. ) 31 These statements, of course, presuppose that causal relations can hold between events between which no temporal relations hold. But we had already supposed this: the departure of a time-machine is part of the cause of its arrival in the past, and any two such events are temporally unrelated.
1 We are impressed. But we are not yet convinced. In this essay, we present three potential objections for van Inwagen’s model (section 1), and then show how his model can be adapted to avoid those worries (sections 2–4). 1. three potential objections for van inwagen’s model The reader is directed to van Inwagen’s essay for a full and careful presentation of the model in question. Our purposes here mainly require taking note of the following components of that presentation. Like van Inwagen, we are interested in discussing ‘‘non-Ludovician time-travel’’—time travel that involves changing the past.