Is It Possible For A Man to Both Father And Murder Himself?
Pragmatically speaking, one would find the statement regarding the possibility of a man both fathering and killing himself to be both absurd and fallacious. Nonetheless, Murray Macbeath writes about the bizarre tale of Dr. Who, a man who seemed to have achieved the impossible. A man who traveled in a time machine and somehow became his own Father and own murderer in the process. Although the idea is interesting to ponder, this loopy story has many incongruities, the most concrete incongruity being the feasibility of time travel. In order for this story to be coherent on logical and uncontradictory grounds, time travel must exist. However, the existence of time machines is only theoretical and no solid evidence supports its claim. Macbeath’s account of Dr. Who being his own creator and destroyer is nonsensical.
For time travel to occur, one must be able to travel to the past and to the future. The story of Arthur, also known as Dr. Who, contains many contradictions including changing ones past, the date of death happening before the date of birth, embarking into the future and so on. Via 2001 young Arthur ventures back in time with his older self, whom he murders and eats, to 1941. Since it is impossible to change the past, how could Arthur exist in 1941 when he was born in 1985? If young Arthur killed and ate his older self in Tardis via 1951, it would mean that Arthur’s birth occurred after his death. When Arthur travels to the future via freezer to over 30 years later, he is discovered by his future mother Annabel who he impregnates and conceives a child (Arthur junior).
The past is unchangeable and whatever has happened in the past cannot be undone. It is impossible for Arthur to be alive in 1941 simply because he hasn’t been born yet. For Arthur to exist in 1941, either the past would need to change in order to sustain his existence or he would need to have been born before 1941. In a world...