"That's crazy sci-fi stuff!", the congressman exclaimed when told that a special report was being prepared on time travel physics for Congressional review.
"I'm not surprised at all," Marshall has stated, "but when they read it, they'll realize that this is no joke."
Marshall has updated the original document to include more about exactly why time travel works, in as far as the mechanics of the space-time continuum are concerned, perhaps a first ever effort. He points out that saying that you arrive in the past of a parallel universe is not enough - why is that parallel past allowing you to arrive in it when it should have already passed and you weren't there before either, echoing a statement made by Kurt Godel who is famous for finding solutions within Einstein's General Theory of Relativity that allowed for closed time-like curves into the past. The assumption, without explanation, has been that travel to the past avoids paradoxes because you go to a parallel past. As per his reputation, Marshall is going deeper to find the explanation for this special report - the kind of dedication and insight that has made him a leading, if not the leading researcher into the nature of time in the world.
Indicating that he has, as much fleshed out the answer to that question, he is preparing to do the final edits on the work and then make it available to the Congress. He has been getting private citizens who have been requesting that their congressional representatives have access to it as well.
"As we draw ever closer to a time travel breakthrough,"
Marshall notes he is the only one that could write the report as no one else has understood the physics enough to build a functioning, prototype time machine as he has, and even physicists like David Deutch, who also claims that paradoxes don't happen, don't go far enough as to proving why, and in fact, within the report, Marshall defends Deutch's work against another physicist by using his MCEBPS function to destroy the latter physicist's attack against Deutch. Deutch's argument utilizes the quantum mechanics when dealing with the possible outcomes of going back in time, trying show how paradoxes are avoided, but Deutch ignores the geometry of how the closed time-like curve used to send the object in question, back to the past, and that is the central point to Marshall's report - that it is the geometry of time travel that counts, not what happens in that geometry.
Marshall is preparing the official launch of his nationwide tour later in this month, after doing a number of "off broadway" appearances in September, October, November and December, including such places as Cleveland, Clayton, Bexley and Grandview Heights, Ohio. He released a promo clip for it online, Super Bowl Sunday. http://www.youtube.com/
Updates on his activities are being recorded on the official web site of the race to build the first time machine - http://www.thegreattimemachinerace.weebly.com .