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Alternate Reality?

Which is really the alternate? Or did both happen? The thing about paradox-free time travel is that it sort of means both things happened. The original happened, and then the alternate happened, while not canceling the original out. Very confusing. --Buddy 22:44, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, I think that since the timeline changed, the one where Seymore died of age is the alternate. But, like Captain Janeway said: "My advice in making sense of temporal paradoxes is simple: Don't even try."

Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ] 23:29, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

In my mind, it is plausible for both to have happened. I think the entire point of the paradox-free time travel was that it did not create alternative realities. It just created a "paradoxed reality", despite its name. I mean, if this is an alternative reality, why is the future the same then? --Svip 10:05, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
So, the time code makes it's own timeline? That could explain why there's two copies of anything. — Chris of the Futurama 2 [ discuss | contribute ] 15:12, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
It is more complicated per say. It creates a timeline for the purpose of what it "changes". In other words, it doesn't change the future, it just changes those specific areas, while not touching the rest of history. In other words, Da Vinci could easily finish the Mona Lisa as well as having Bender stealing it at the same time. If you want to picture it, think of it this way: Think of time as line. Whenever the time code does "something" to it, it splits the line in two, both of which happens and affect the future, and the lines the merge. --Svip 15:29, 17 August 2009 (UTC)