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    Iran : Scientist invented a time machine

    Iran news agency claims scientist invented time machine, then deletes story
    Amy Silverstein
    April 12, 2013

    Iran's official Fars news agency reported that an Iranian scientist invented a time machine, but quietly took down the story after it went viral.



    Hollywood warned us about all this way back in 2009.
    (Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

    What do you think?

    The state-run Fars new agency in Iran published a bold news article this week, reporting that an Iranian scientist invented a time machine. Then, the Fars new agency performed another magic trick: it made the article disappear.

    But not before the story got mentioned by Fox, the Telegraph and Wired. The Daily Telegraph translated the story, reporting that Ali Razeghi, a Tehran scientist, had registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with the state-run Centre for Strategic Inventions. Well, that's at least a good first step in creating a time machine, right?

    "It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you," he told Fars.

    Wired magazine also picked up the story, with a healthy dose of mockery and sarcasm: "Iranís technological prowess has reached an all-time high. First it claims to have solved the metaphysical conundrums associated with time travel. Next up: an Islamic version of Google Earth, one free of the pernicious influence of the US, England and the Zionists.Ē

    Then something funny happened: the Washington Post noticed that the original story was no longer on the Fars site. Attempts to click on the link now simply lead to an error page. Yet the Post notes that the story had already blown up on social media at that point. Perhaps Fars should first learn how the internet machine works before reporting on time machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    "It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you," he told Fars.
    What does it do, make you older ?

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    With Iran being at around 1000 years behind the western world i suspect this 'time machine' might well have been an international travel ticket.

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    I believe the US and Israel have plans to send Iran back to the Stone Age.

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    Delayed April 1st?

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    I wouldn't make the mistake to underestimate Iran, especially if I were a Jew. Iran is a powerhouse in science. Iran showing fastest scientific growth of any country - science-in-society - 18 February 2010 - New Scientist

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    But unless iran has some special deal with god, the normal rules by which the universe works will apply to them as they do to the rest of us.
    Something many iranians discovered the hard way when they discovered their priests were wrong then they said that with enough faith; bullets can go through you without causing harm.


    now what he describes can be achieved though the relativist effects of speed and gravity. It is major limiting effect to the accuracy of the GPS system which depends upon atomic clocks with the GPS satellites.
    From the clocks point of view it travels forward in time during the launch and in orbit it suffers from the forward time travel caused by the satellites orbital speed; countered by backwards time travel as a result of the reduced gravity. The effect is tiny, but then if the clock is off time by 1 billionth of a second would cause gps coordinates to be off by 30 cm... hence the issues.

    So we can be pretty sure that the iran scientist was talking a load of lord monckton and the journalists were dumb enough to believe it. which would make them about as gullible as your average fox presenter or teabuggerer.

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    I cant understand why people think the likes of Iran - China etc, dont have the technical skills to develope highly advanced equipment.
    As for a time machine, well maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I believe the US and Israel have plans to send Iran back to the Stone Age.
    I was'nt aware that Israel has vowed many times to wipe Iran off the face of the Planet ,like Iran has done to them.

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    "What do we want?"

    "Time travel!"

    "When do we want it?"

    "That's irrelevant!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    I cant understand why people think the likes of Iran - China etc, dont have the technical skills to develope highly advanced equipment.
    As for a time machine, well maybe not.
    quite simply both countries gutteted their intellectual classes as threats to the utopia's they were creating.
    unfortunately you cannot simply manufacture highly trained people like machines, as they need highly trained people to teach them, building up a pool of people capable of advanced research takes generationS, yes with a big S. Whilst these countries will be able to carry out some original advanced research, but their capacity to do so will be very limited by the need to have these people train the next generation and more importently the higher productivity rates of copying the work of others.

    putting it simply they haven't been playing the game long enough, since their purges, to do much original advanced research or develop original products upon it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post


    The state-run Fars new agency in Iran published a bold news article this week, reporting that an Iranian scientist invented a time machine.
    Probable. In fact definite. Its just that most of us call it a "clock".

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    the time machine has been invented a long time ago, it's called a telescope

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    ^^That's just plain mean, but probably not far from the truth.

    reminds me of a little jape some friends played on the local paper, which ran their story about the miraculous invention of a black laser, which is even more outlandish than a time machine if you think about it. I had the pleasure of making a power that would fluoress under uv light which stop when hit with a IR laser. This allowed them to show a black laser line through the air and a black dot on the target. caused a lot of shit to fly about the university, much of which was fortunate to avoid

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    I have a time machine hat.

    If I put it on and then just wait for one hour, when I take it off and look at my watch I can see that I've travelled into the future..... by 1 hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post
    With Iran being at around 1000 years behind the western world i suspect this 'time machine' might well have been an international travel ticket.
    Remembering the advanced Persian contributions to the civilised West....all seems a bit rhetorical, even moot.

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    I would not argue bout iran's contributions to the the world prior to entering the islamic dark ages.... but unfortunately you missed the opportunity to tell us about some of the more impressive ones and opted for your usual 1-2line missive, which tend to be rather facile, meaningless and often ignored. Bit of a shame really as you did for a change have a point to make... if you had bothered

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    I would not argue bout iran's contributions to the the world prior to entering the islamic dark ages.... but unfortunately you missed the opportunity to tell us about some of the more impressive ones and opted for your usual 1-2line missive, which tend to be rather facile, meaningless and often ignored. Bit of a shame really as you did for a change have a point to make... if you had bothered
    Not for me to enlighten.
    Educate yourself.....about the reality of world history [not the Eurocentric versions of fantasy].

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    or it could be that you haven't got a clue and suffer that that particular brand of self confidence and arrogance than can only be born of utter ignorance. and although you have rather uncharacteristically made a valid point, it could well be the monkey effect coming into play, given its taken you 23k posts to make one.

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    A country doent need to have their own technicaly advanced people, you can pay for that, isnt that what America did during and after the war.
    Was'nt it that many of the great developments were done by German sientists etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    A country doent need to have their own technicaly advanced people, you can pay for that, isnt that what America did during and after the war.
    Was'nt it that many of the great developments were done by German sientists etc ?
    And to further that usually the real leaps in scientific knowledge come from the non-university trained maverick's that have not been taught so called scientific "facts" and actually experiment with crazy idea's.

    All it takes is one genius to change the world. Why couldn't He/She come from Iran?
    I'm not saying it was Aliens, but it was Aliens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    A country doent need to have their own technicaly advanced people, you can pay for that, isnt that what America did during and after the war.
    Was'nt it that many of the great developments were done by German sientists etc ?
    Wasn't it that many of the great developments were done by German ziontists etc. ?

    Oops my spell checker is worse than yours.

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    ^^^That works to, the inventor of the gas laser was an iranian american working in america for an american institution. however its something that only works for places that provide an attractive place to live, thus generally works better for north american and europe and less so for china, iran and north korea.

    thinking about it, its something thats allowed america to fuck up their public eduction system without paying the price for having done so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    A country doent need to have their own technicaly advanced people, you can pay for that, isnt that what America did during and after the war.
    Was'nt it that many of the great developments were done by German sientists etc ?
    Wasn't it that many of the great developments were done by German ziontists etc. ?

    Oops my spell checker is worse than yours.
    They even put Nazi's on the dark side of the moon, honest I seen it in a sci-fy / action / documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    A country doent need to have their own technicaly advanced people, you can pay for that, isnt that what America did during and after the war.
    Was'nt it that many of the great developments were done by German sientists etc ?
    Wasn't it that many of the great developments were done by German ziontists etc. ?

    Oops my spell checker is worse than yours.
    Did you notice that the Joos are frequent Nobel-prize winners indeed, but the Israelis are not? Diaspora evidently has been, is, and will be the way to go for Jews in science.

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