Making Fictional Science a Reality

Episode 103

The Marvel TV series “What If…?” is about alternate timelines where your favorite superheroes choose a different path which completely alters their world.  Some have devastating consequences. Others, like Peggy Carter taking Super Soldier Serum and becoming Captain Carter, represent an ideal timeline.  We are going to discuss the advantages of the butterfly effect in a quantum universe, and see if there is an actual equation to destiny.  We will also look at the importance of tying your shoelaces, the difference between endless timelines and infinite timelines, and we take a look at the age old question:  Is a superhero a superhero if you change their backstory?

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