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ERasER at 10:37AM, Oct. 19, 2009
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What would be the most interesting change to an event in the past in your opinion, which would create an alternative universe?

(For example, ‘Germany wins world war 2’ )
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Biff Tannen gets to keep the sports almanac.

That or the meteor responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs, passed Earth.
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ipokino at 11:24AM, Oct. 19, 2009
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What would be the most interesting change…

'Interesting' is the Chinese Philosopher's Curse. I get your idea, but frankly, the universe as it pertains to me is going along swimmingly! The idea of upsetting the applecart by making a change to the past–and then having to deal with the consequences today is just too darn frightening for me to contemplate. Dude…we hovered on the brink of nuclear annihilation from almost my birth until I was thirty. I remember discussions in high school about how we would survive the holocaust of it when it happened. The doomsday clock never wavered off four till doomsday!!! It was scary! Do I want to try and live through a nuclear war? NOOOOO. Whew. Humanity dodged that bullet…for now. I think I'll take a sigh of relief and drink my mint juliep here in relative peace and tranquility!!!
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worldwillshout at 12:51PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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Japan doesnt have the bomb dropped on them.
The bat shit inasne panty loving society would not exist and the world would be sadder for it…or maybe happier!
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 12:59PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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If the mongol empire had conquered all of europe.

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worldwillshout at 1:01PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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If the mongol empire had conquered all of europe.

Mulan would have just handed their asses to them.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 3:01PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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If the mongol empire had conquered all of europe.

Mulan would have just handed their asses to them.
Agreed ;D

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mr_thin at 4:36PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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Nobody invents the transister or microchip. I'd love to see us with our vacuum tube powered computers and other gadgets. It'd be neat.

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seventy2 at 5:56PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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the space ship never landed at roswell, and no one ever reverse engineered the transister.

fix'd.

Roswell– July 8, 1947

Transitor–Bell Laboratories on December 16, 1947
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Product Placement at 6:50PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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mr_thin
the space ship never landed at roswell, and no one ever reverse engineered the transister.
fix'd.

Roswell– July 8, 1947

Transitor–Bell Laboratories on December 16, 1947
I must say. That's mighty speedy reverse engineering that they pulled off there.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 6:54PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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The bigbang/god making the universe((whatever you believe)) never happened.

I think I just won XD

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seventy2 at 7:09PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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the space ship never landed at roswell, and no one ever reverse engineered the transister.
fix'd.

Roswell– July 8, 1947

Transitor–Bell Laboratories on December 16, 1947
I must say. That's mighty speedy reverse engineering that they pulled off there.

the ship was already in pieces. any scientist would start throwing electricity thru every part to find out what would happen.

the transitor must have been the easiest to replicate.
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Lonnehart at 7:36PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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How about having Thea forming in the wrong place so that it never hits earth? That way there'd be no moon revolving around Earth right now, and no life… or life would be completely different.

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worldwillshout at 9:46PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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The bigbang/god making the universe((whatever you believe)) never happened.

I think I just won XD

I believe Mulan would also save us in that occasion as well. 8D
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worldwillshout at 9:47PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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Gentlemen wrap your noodles around this.

No Bill Cosby.

Whose gonna teach Theo that wearing silly shirts is okay when your sister makes them?
WHO!!!!
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 10:13PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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Gentlemen wrap your noodles around this.

No Bill Cosby.

Whose gonna teach Theo that wearing silly shirts is okay when your sister makes them?
WHO!!!!
I'd assume it would go to the next Bill in line, which is Bill Gates. The science guy would be after him.

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worldwillshout at 10:21PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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Gentlemen wrap your noodles around this.

No Bill Cosby.

Whose gonna teach Theo that wearing silly shirts is okay when your sister makes them?
WHO!!!!
I'd assume it would go to the next Bill in line, which is Bill Gates. The science guy would be after him.

I think you just created a whole new dynamic.
You just pitch this show ASAP!
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Chernobog at 10:43PM, Oct. 19, 2009
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I'd like to see what would happen if MLK survived to continue his work.

On a smaller level, there was a murder I was witness to that I would love to stop.

Or maybe avoid the park that one autumn day so I wouldn't get Lymes. Man, that would be handy.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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BffSatan at 2:02AM, Oct. 20, 2009
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What if we wore hats on our feet and shoes on out head? That would be crazy!
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ParkerFarker at 3:41AM, Oct. 20, 2009
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this may be hard to wrap your head around, but imagine if, by some evil freak accident, I was never here…


I'll let it sink in…










Almost too hard to comprehend, I am just one cool dude that was jokingly by the way, I think it was obvious enough

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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ERasER at 3:52AM, Oct. 20, 2009
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The bigbang/god making the universe((whatever you believe)) never happened.

I think I just won XD

I believe Mulan would also save us in that occasion as well. 8D

Yeah that's probably true
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What if JR was never shot?
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ERasER at 8:20AM, Oct. 20, 2009
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I can't help but also wonder what kind of world we would live in if ‘Back to the Future’ was never made….I'd miss the references. Or even if Steven Speilberg was never born, no Indiana Jones either (and other films but I'm not going to make a list)
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ERasER at 8:23AM, Oct. 20, 2009
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What would be the most interesting change…

The doomsday clock never wavered off four till doomsday!!! It was scary! Do I want to try and live through a nuclear war? NOOOOO. Whew. Humanity dodged that bullet…for now!
It won't last there's always something threatening our existence…Would the world really be better off without Nukes?
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ozoneocean at 11:06AM, Oct. 20, 2009
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People have an anthrocentric view of the universe… That's fair enough, why shouldn't we think the universe revolves around us since we're the ones thinking up these concepts and terms to start with!

But if the universe is actually a big, cold, objective space that doesn't care about us and we're just some teeny insignificant speck that only exists for the blink of a millisecond (in terms of universal time), then you have to rethink the alternative universe idea. Sorry. :(

-That means; if different events occur differently, different outcomes result, so you get a differently formed universe right? Well there are several billion, billion chances that had to go just the right way to bring human life into being to begin with, let alone life at all, the earth or even the solar system or the Milky Way.

So, it's very, very unlikely that there would be humans or even an Earth in any other universe but this one.
They might not even have the same laws of physics or even time.

(given that in most alt-universe theories there are actually a finite number of universes and that number is probably a lot smaller than the number of possible alternative events that there are between us and the beginning of time)

I think there's a parallel universe theory too… the idea is that in those universes everything is the same, I think. They're all just reflections of each other and can never interact. So there'd be humans in those… But no different at all from us in any way.
 
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 2:01PM, Oct. 20, 2009
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So, it's very, very unlikely that there would be humans or even an Earth in any other universe but this one.
They might not even have the same laws of physics or even time.

(given that in most alt-universe theories there are actually a finite number of universes and that number is probably a lot smaller than the number of possible alternative events that there are between us and the beginning of time)

I think there's a parallel universe theory too… the idea is that in those universes everything is the same, I think. They're all just reflections of each other and can never interact. So there'd be humans in those… But no different at all from us in any way.
If the uni is truly infinite then every possible outcome has happened. That is the first theory. Another theory is for each possible action their is a universe for that. Then there is the whole pbrain theory saying that universes are actually sheets/membranes that sometimes rub/touch each other and when this happens a new uni is formed. There is one more main one I am forgeting.

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mr_thin at 2:04PM, Oct. 20, 2009
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the space ship never landed at roswell, and no one ever reverse engineered the transister.

fix'd.

Roswell– July 8, 1947

Transitor–Bell Laboratories on December 16, 1947

Hahaha. Thanks for fixing that.

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seventy2 at 2:35PM, Oct. 20, 2009
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If the uni is truly infinite then every possible outcome has happened. That is the first theory. Another theory is for each possible action their is a universe for that. Then there is the whole pbrain theory saying that universes are actually sheets/membranes that sometimes rub/touch each other and when this happens a new uni is formed. There is one more main one I am forgeting.

the one which needs string theory, which inturn needs 11 plus dimensions. there are spots inside this universe where the laws don't apply, or are applied quite differently. each spot being a “seperate” universe.
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Hakoshen at 3:06PM, Oct. 20, 2009
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I'd like to see what would happen if MLK survived to continue his work.

I believe the Boondocks covered this one.
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I'm the enemy he requires to define him.
Soon or later, he'll bring me back to life again for another epic encounter of shouting about power levels and grimacing.
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seventy2 at 3:47PM, Oct. 20, 2009
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I'd like to see what would happen if MLK survived to continue his work.

I believe the Boondocks covered this one.

Boondocks covered that he was in a coma. and woke up to see where it turned. I think Chernobog, means, that he lived, continued his work.

that actually is an interesting one.
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