The Mirrorball Man wrote:
Greg Cox wrote:
Well, we don't have to see that in mystical terms. One could just say that disrupted timestreams tend to correct themselves by making small course corrections. Seems to me that I've seen that concept--that small changes in the timeline tend to sort themselves out--in any number of classic time-travel stories by Poul Anderson or Fritz Leiber or whomever.
Think of it as a purely natural phenomenon. Like a river that returns to its original course even if its path is temporarily diverted . . ..
That's very nicely put. Plus it explains the Mirror Universe.
Well, I can't really take credit for it. It's an old scifi idea. Let's just call it "temporal inertia" to make it sound more scientific!