Timelines and the Multiverse

Multiverse theory is the idea that the universe we live in is not the only one, and that there is an infinite number of universes that may be similar to our own, or drastically different. Multiverses can also be affected by time, which is created through the ‘Parallel timeline theory’, in which every choice you have possibly not made, has a universe in which you did make that choice. The reason that it is believed that there is an infinite amount of universes is simply because of speculation and is not really set in stone because of some scientist not accepting the idea. 


The reason I want to talk about the multiverse, is because alot of material I have read growing up could be rooted in said theory. For example, every comic book related material could be considered an example of a multiverse. In marvel comic books, they are even numbered to give them identity, with some time travel adventures that then end up causing another universe. 


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Marvel Publication, “Marvel Comics” New York City, 1939

Marvel Comics is a viewing of all Marvel comic books as a whole. Because there are so many, it is difficult to list every single universe that they have. However, an example of 2 would be the 616 main Marvel Universe, 1610 Ultimate Universe which are parallel to each other. 

Kuhn, Robert Lawrence. “Confronting the Multiverse: What ‘Infinite Universes’ Would Mean.” Space.com. Space, December 23, 2015. https://www.space.com/31465-is-our-universe-just-one-of-many-in-a-multiverse.html. 

This source goes into debt about what multiverse theory and the aspects behind it. This source applies scientific reasoning towards the topic, as well as certain aspects of science into how this theory may be supported such as quantum physics, as well as the aspect of different types of multiverse that there may be. 

Insider, Tech. “Multiverse Theory, Explained.” YouTube. YouTube, January 3, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvcOQk6G0Q. 

This video quickly talks about multiverse theory and its properties in a much simpler way for the general public to understand. The video is done by astronomer Stuart Clark, who talks about the problems that could be solved based on this theory and applying physics to it. 

Howell, Elizabeth. “Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence.” Space.com. Space, May 10, 2018. https://www.space.com/32728-parallel-universes.html. 

This source is basically an argument to why parallel universes exist. Parallel universes are multiverse more so affected by time, or in more simpler terms they are universes created by choices we may or make not make. These universe may be exactly the same as our own, up until own event not matter what it is causing a branch.


1 thought on “Timelines and the Multiverse”

  1. I have an idea of what you are proposing. I understand that you are trying to figure out how Multiverse and Timeline are connected. I have a good sense of what research is on. The sources you’ve picked correlate with the research. This project is related to science fiction, its something we’ve watched before. I see why you wrote about this because its relates to your childhood of reading comic books with related material. This proposal reminds me of Spider man into the spider verse. All this is only theory but I think it’s interesting.

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