Hi brangdon. The first 3/4 of your post doesn't contradict anything I said (it's just phrased in a more convoluted way
). SC located and used the same branch point to create a new alternate reality every time it was run. You cite the dead guy's consciousness as the locator for this - yep, that was my point. Re: your final paragraph, where we actually diverge, it was my interpretation there was no "reversing of time" - turned out every one of these alternate realities ran their course beyond the 8mins (my post #54). Looks like we'll have to agree to occupy opposite quantum states on this one.
A fun film, anyway