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6.3 If John gave a speech to Reese in 2029, who gave it to Sarah and conceived John in 1984, and then Sarah told it to John, then who wrote the bloody speech? (The Terminator)




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This article is from the The Terminator FAQ, by Karsten A. Loepelmann kloepel@connect.ab.ca with numerous contributions by others.

6.3 If John gave a speech to Reese in 2029, who gave it to Sarah and conceived John in 1984, and then Sarah told it to John, then who wrote the bloody speech? (The Terminator)

According to classical physics, we have a classic paradox. No one wrote it,
everybody just memorized it. Assuming a multiverse, on the other hand, we
can posit that a future John Connor (whose mother encountered a Reese who
perhaps forgot the speech) *did* write the speech, and gave it to Reese.
Reese traveled back to 1984 in *another* universe, and gave it to Sarah
(which we saw in T1).

 

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