Ignore me if this has indeed been discussed many times before; but most people seem to be assuming that the alt timeline (if it was presumably caused by jughead) split from the original timeline in 1977. But if the alt timeline is a result of the losties never coming to the island (because Jughead cancelled out the anomoly and stopped it from pulling their plane down 27 years later), then history isn't just different from 1977, but as far back as atleast the 1950s, as they travelled back to the 50s in one of their many leaps.
So how does the alternate timeline work. Did it start the instant before the losties arrived in the 1950s and everything from that point is different across both timelines? Did it start the instant Juliet detonated Jug…Read more >