Timeline……cause and effect, chaos theory, butterfly effect etc.
First of all Dabs got me looking into the various theories listed above. So thank you.
So bare with me a moment….imagine if you will a timeline set up like an essay with bullet points.
There are specific moments in time that are predetermined (bulleted points). Humans are given the chance to effect events in the filler moments of the timelines but not the “bullet points” those never change. So to say that you cannot change the future would be slightly wrong in that you can change events, but the outcome remains the same. Like chapters of a book, they are there to denote an event and the pages between are how we came to this point. I think, IMO, this would explain some of what we have seen on the island. Daniel says you cannot change things because they have already happened, but maybe you can affect them. That is why he tells Desmond that he needs to find Eloise and tell her to help her son. That small change didn’t change the events but affected some future events.
So this is just an evolving thought and I welcome all comments whether you don’t understand, or you completly disagree. That is how theories get better. Thank you in advance and I look forward to your comments.