Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday: Blast From the Past

Every Wednesday, the lovely ladies over at YA Highway host Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival of sorts based on a single question. This week's question is:

If you could travel back to any historical era for research purposes, which would you choose?

This may come as a big surprise to some of you (or not), but I'm not a huge history fan. I am, however, a huge fan of science so I'd like to go to a time when I could learn about something nobody today understands. Like...

DINOSAURS! I mean, seriously, how awesome would that be?! There are all these 'experts' arguing over fragments of bones, theorizing what these massive creatures looked like and then we find out that the Triceratops wasn't even a real dinosaur?? I'd love to go there, see the magnificent animals and flora/fauna for myself. Of course, there's a good chance I'd get eaten but this is one of those risks you have to take. Don't worry, you know I'd blog about it ;-)

Or maybe even...

Scientists still can't figure out how these babies were built. As a mechanical engineer, I'm more than a little curious. Whether it was a genius use of primitive technology, or aliens helping out, I think it would be fascinating to be a fly on the ... um... limestone block!

Oh gosh, even when time-traveling, I'm a huge nerd.


  1. I don't care what they say, the Triceratops will always exist in my heart.

  2. Yes!!!! I'd love to go back for the same reasons. And imagine being able to actually witness the various debates and issues between science and religion, and the writing of "history" books we're forced to accept today...would be eye-opening, to say the least!

  3. I LOVE dinosaurs, but I would be waaaay too scared of them to go back to their time!

  4. Haha, Kate! Me too! I mean, it's in The Land Before Time - which, as far as I'm concerned, is as good as any text book.