Parallel Universes and such
Hi, new here. I never had the gall to join the original Lost-Theories.com. But scince this is a newer community, I felt better about it.
Sorry if this is repeat.
Before I start, I’m not a scientist of any kind. I know barely anything about science. So… yeah.
I’ve got a feeling we’re going to be getting into parallel universes in season 5. Think about it: Without them, our current state on the island runs into a grandfather paradox. If you don’t know, basically the idea is this:
Suppose you were able to go back in time. Say you went back to before your parents were born. You would not be able to kill your grandfather. Why? If you did, time is altered, and one of your parents is not born, so you are not born. If you are not born, you cannot go back in time to kill your grandfather, so you are born… and so it continues, causing a paradox so large that the universe cannot “course correct” it. The idea is, there must be some mechanism stopping you from doing so. Our characters have run into a similar situation:
The hatch brought them to the island, which brought them back in time. If they destroy the island… then there can’t be a hatch… which means they don’t come to the island, and they don’t go back in time, and they don’t destroy the island. Not to mention the fact that our 316ers are STILL ON THE ISLAND IN 2007.
I believe that the explosion of the bomb was such a big change in history that the universe had no way of course correcting it. The event was squeezed out of the current timeline, creating a whole new ones, in which a new course of actions would unfold. What happens in our original timeline? Thats what I’m not sure about. Perhaps the bomb didn’t explode in the original timeline (personallly, I think this happened).
The inversed titles at the end could be a hint at this, at how the explosion pushed itself into an all new universe.
One question I have though, why did the island dissapear at the end of the 4th season? Because its not gone, its still there in 2007…