Of course it does. Temps, for example, are like us all composed of matter, matter that is of the universe as it is in it. As the temps meddle in time, then so does the universe.
But as it turns out it might be more literal than that.
A pair of otherwise distinguished physicists have suggested that the hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with the collider, might be so abhorrent to nature that its creation would ripple backward through time and stop the collider before it could make one, like a time traveler who goes back in time to kill his grandfather.
-Dennis Overbye for The New York Times
So what are the temps’ roles in all this? Are they to protect the collider from from its future enemies? Or are they the saboteurs, agents of the natural order? Perhaps it’s not out of fear of the Higgs boson that the universe conspires against the projects, but out of greed. If the collider could be stymied, then the first man-made Higgs boson will not come into existence until December of 2012–an event in history that a rogue time tourism company has billed as the end of the world and sold a lot of tickets to. So many tickets that they have to deliver.
Spoiler Alert: If you’ve not read Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan and wish to do so, you might want to not read the second to last paragraph in that article.