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Old February 19 2013, 04:20 PM   #62
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Re: TNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)

^Parallel timelines actually occupy the exact same physical location as one another. They aren't physically separate realities, but alternate quantum states of a single universe. Just as a subatomic particle can be in two or more different states at the same time, so (according to the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics) can an ensemble of many particles, up to and including an entire universe (or at least as much of it as an observer can perceive, everything that interacts enough to be in correlated states).
Written Worlds -- Christopher L. Bennett's blog and webpage
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