That’s a good point. So if they get the 10,000 amplification during the 2nd step and decide not to proceed with the 3rd step, then what caused the increase? Unless perhaps the experiment was set up in such a way that it could not be stopped once it started. That all three steps occurred automatically in bang bang bang type fashion, one after the other.
No no no. In order for this to be understood the assumed timeline must be abandoned such that all 3 test occur simultaneously. Past, present and future are mutually interdependent and cannot be separated by other than intellectual constructs.