• I'd do what was right, no matter the cost.
  • How far back would you have to go to convince airlines to install stronger cockpit barriers and who would see the danger? Even through the 1960s-80s planes were not better secured despite dozens of hijackings. If only certain airlines or plane models had been secured, would Khalid Mohammed have changed plans to use different planes or attack somewhere else? Even after 9/11, airports confiscated barrels full of knives, and as I argued with the security agents over my "missing" film canisters, my mom walked right through wearing a 12-inch long hatpin. I say time cannot be changed because it has too many variable parts.
    • Linda Joy
      I'm reminded of the movie Frequency.
    • mushroom
      Twilight Zone "No Time Like the Past" s4 e10 (1963), Mark Twain "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1889) and plenty of other scifi writers in between
    • Archie Bunker
      How about "The Final Countdown?" The aircraft carrier captain, played by Kirk Douglas, decides that after being transported back to Dec 6, 1941, he has to do his duty and defend the US against the impending Japanese attack. Do you do what's right or what science tells you, you can't/shouldn't do?
    • mushroom
      It's all in fun; everyone has fantasized about a do-over, but like The Three Wishes, everything comes with a cost.
  • What Back To The Future?.....
    • Linda Joy
      More like Frequency! "When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad’s tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father must find a way to fix the consequences of altering time." You never know what else might change in the process!
    • Creamcrackered
      This isn't what I believe Linda I just remembered the clip, no one would of prevented 911.
  • The tendency would be to stop such history making times, what about Dec. 7, 1941? or the Alamo in 1836? The great San Francisco earthquake of early 1900s or putting out the lantern the cow kicked over causing the great Chicago fire. If one of these didn't happen when they did what would have taken it's place that may have been worse or even caused changes that would benefit future occurrences?
    • mushroom
      This has a frequent theme in scifi writing since at least Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1889). There's so much more in the universe that we don't understand and I tend to think that the draw of time travel in our imagination is so strong that it would have already happened and someone would have thought to leave a marker behind. No, I don't believe the Egyptian pyramids or Area 51 have anything to do with that. Those are purely human endeavors to look past the clouds.

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