Quote:Except those aren’t divergent timelines. Those are alternate universes. That’s different. Those aren’t created as a result of time travel, that’s just due to quantum physics.
Everything's 'due' to quantum physics..
Divergent (Or alternate, or parallel or whatever you want to call them) realities wouldn't all be created by time travel. There's the theory that every time an event could have more than one outcome - say, you're deciding whether to have corn flakes OR bacon and eggs for breakfast - then both outcomes occur. Divergent/alternate/parallel universes are being created all the time naturally.
And it's a theory that's supported by the Crisis on Infinite Earths comics. Earths 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, C, S, X and every other one had a shared history. ONE universe/reality, that diverged into many at the dawn of time.
Right, that's the multiverse, that's alternate universes. And that's a different thing from time travel. You're just confusing it with the effects of time travel. Those are two different things.
When all realities have a shared history (The DC ones do), it doesn't matter what you call them, the terms are interchangeable. Alternate. Parallel. Divergent.
And it doesn't matter what causes the quantum effect that makes reality split. Natural causes, the effects of time travel, outside forces, a Gardner Fox dream, or whatever. The end result is the same:
You get two alternative realities that have diverged from one, and run parallel to each other.