} Ah, my son, you have stumbled upon a great problem indeed. Through the
} ages, on computer systems much like this, months and years of inane
} babbling has filled the BBS' with thoughts and opinions on the nature of
} time and time paradoxes.
} There are a few possibilities which take care of this paradox. This is
} on the basis that nature does not ALLOW paradoxes to exist, which may or
} may not be true.
} It is possible that you go back in time, and do kill yourself. Since
} you never created the time machine, you couldn't have killed yourself.
} (And so on) This causal loop is solved by one observation: The universe
} is random. Therefore, each time it `loops', things will happen slightly
} differently. This will continue until the conditions which brought the
} loop into existance, namely, the time machine, is no longer true. On
} this basis, it can ALSO be shown that time machines will NEVER be
} created, since they inevitably lead to causal loops.
} Another possibility is that you CANNOT go into your exact past. (After
} all, you KNOW you weren't killed one year ago by yourself, so how can
} you contradict this fact?) What happens is that you go into an alternate
} reality, with the only difference being that in this new reality, you
} die. The extra self, wondering if he'll disappear, still exists. There
} is no paradox.
} There are other theories, such as the concept of healing time, which
} the Oracle shall not delve into. Suffice to say, most other theories are
} silly or confusing, or both.
} The Oracle has spaked.