What is the Novikov principle of self-consistency

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What is the Novikov principle of self-consistency

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Essentially that it’s impossible to go back in time and create a change.

This relies on the observation of the fact that the change you want to make didn’t happen.

So if you wanted to go back and kill Hitler in WW1, we know you won’t succeed because we know he wasn’t killed in WW1.