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preliminary contest results, part 1

Technically the contest isn’t over until May 31, but I recently compiled the preliminary results, and thought I’d share some of them. (I’ll pick the winner on the 31st, of course, so if you haven’t entered, there’s still time!)

How many of the contest entrants believe in time travel – i.e. that it is theoretically possible, whether or not it’s possible in our present time:
14 said YES, 12 said MAYBE, 26 said NO.

That’s right, 26. Half of the respondents are nonbelievers. I’m very surprised.

But tons of you believe there’s intelligent life on other planets:
30 said YES, 8 said MAYBE, only 12 said NO.

I expected more of a correlation between TT and ET. Hmmm….

Oh, and if you could time travel to the PAST or the FUTURE, only 5 would choose the future. That surprised me too!

I’ll save the ghost/reincarnation stats for another post.

BTYL,
Kate

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mizkit
May. 22nd, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to read all about everything all the respondents said. Only 5 would go to the future, huh? That's really interesting and strange! Now I kinda want to ask that on my blog... :)
katedonovan
May. 22nd, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
living in the past
I'm glad you thought that was strange too! I wonder if some people are like me -- they want to go to the future, but they're afraid to find out that there isn't one! (the ultimate bummer)
ferfelabat
May. 24th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Point the Non-believers to Lisa Randall. (http://www.warpedpassages.com/)
katedonovan
May. 25th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
believers
Thanks for the tip! I got a few entries from physics junkies -- amateurs like myself, but still loving the diagrams and theories. I don't know how anyone can resist the lure of a good TT theory.

Kate
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