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I'm William Brall, a Sr. Web Developer at ZeniMax Online Studios working on the community site and patcher of Elder Scrolls Online.

I'm also the owner of The Bronze Coin, a roleplaying guild in Reisterstown Maryland.


Feb
21
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
Schrodinger's Cat doesn't apply here. I do understand quantum physics and the cat problem refers to unobserved objects being a collection of probabilities until observed. Marty 1 is being observed by many people, including himself. If the future one's life is secure, so to is the past's. Otherwise you are introducing a paradox. And not the silly kind that says how can you kill your own grandpa, which is resolved by either creating a new timeline OR it can't happen. Anyway, this grows too long for comments, feel free to ding me in SFF chat.
Feb
21
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
You say and believe that, but you haven't offered convincing evidence of that. Something can be logical and magical at the same time. It is magical because you are proposing magical physics to explain the events. Not physics based on how our real world appears to work. Time travel is muddy when it doesn't subscribe to a predetermined or divergent multiple timeline system because our universe appears to be one of these two. Marty 2 watching Marty 1 should fade too, his future is again in just as much peril. If Marty 2 is safe, so is Marty 1 by definition, and neither should fade.
Feb
20
comment In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?
There is something to this, but it ultimately doesn't hold water. It becomes magical. There are no rules to this, any plot hole can be covered by making the supposition that the time line was or wasn't altered to the extent needed for the difference. Take the 3 different 1985s. Who is to say that the Biff-hell version is less different for the starting point than the others? Both can have far reaching changes across the timeline. How does this account for time-travel duplicates? And for the fading Marty in BttF3 still seen while the duplicate doesn't fade?
Feb
20
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