Would you make the "Long Jump"?

Doc 05

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IF there was a Time Traveler Colony in Pangaea (Pangea); would you take the jump - the Long Jump?
ONE WAY/NO RETURNS, No "Stuff": clothes, matches, lighters, guns, return time machines, etc.
Just the information between your ears or what you can "obtain" through your third eye.
Where the big inventions are fire, loin cloths, and spears (for food and protection).
Where YOU are the missing link.
Naked and Free in Pangaea
Would you "Jump"?

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TimeFlipper

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Yes I would make the jump, but only if I could bring Jerri Ryan with me, better known as 7 of 9 in a Star Trek TV series :love: :giggle:.
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You probably cannot eat anything. You would lack enzymes to process the food, and this wasn't long after the Cambrian explosion, so it's not going to be very exciting anyway.

Sign me up for North America or Gondwana in the late Jurassic, fam. Let's go and get the space program started so we can divert the asteroid and save the dinosaurs. But we are bringing our domesticated crops and animals to farm, and we are definitely going on safaris.

In fact, right here in glorious Appalachia is the best possible location for Time Fortress Jurassic.
 

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You probably cannot eat anything. You would lack enzymes to process the food, and this wasn't long after the Cambrian explosion, so it's not going to be very exciting anyway.

Sign me up for North America or Gondwana in the late Jurassic, fam. Let's go and get the space program started so we can divert the asteroid and save the dinosaurs. But we are bringing our domesticated crops and animals to farm, and we are definitely going on safaris.

In fact, right here in glorious Appalachia is the best possible location for Time Fortress Jurassic.
I like the crops and animals - good thinking.
Could you pick up the enzymes needed from the stomach contents of native animals?
 

Kairos

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I like the crops and animals - good thinking.
Could you pick up the enzymes needed from the stomach contents of native animals?
I think you'd have to manufacture them yourselves in some kind of lab (sort of like lactaid for nonwhites who lack the genes that keep producing the enzyme into adulthood). But you'd also have to discover them as well. Not that easy, really. Better to bring your crops and domesticated animals with you, honestly.
 

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I have a machine designed to hunt dinosaurs but it winds up in the middle of the ocean because we aren’t located over the extinct moving landmass then it’s all predator x heard the electric motor so it has to wait until I can afford a steel craft and flash module warehouse
 

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IF there was a Time Traveler Colony in Pangaea (Pangea); would you take the jump - the Long Jump?
ONE WAY/NO RETURNS, No "Stuff": clothes, matches, lighters, guns, return time machines, etc.
Just the information between your ears or what you can "obtain" through your third eye.
Where the big inventions are fire, loin cloths, and spears (for food and protection).
Where YOU are the missing link.
Naked and Free in Pangaea
Would you "Jump"?
What is a Time Traveler Colony?

Would you!?
 

samzeman

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You probably cannot eat anything. You would lack enzymes to process the food, and this wasn't long after the Cambrian explosion, so it's not going to be very exciting anyway.

Sign me up for North America or Gondwana in the late Jurassic, fam. Let's go and get the space program started so we can divert the asteroid and save the dinosaurs. But we are bringing our domesticated crops and animals to farm, and we are definitely going on safaris.

In fact, right here in glorious Appalachia is the best possible location for Time Fortress Jurassic.
You'd have to bring crops and animals, but almost anywhere would be easy to survive in if it wasn't during an ice age and if there was enough oxygen. I was aiming to write a book about how to survive if accidentally transported back in time (never managed to get far, though someone else did one), and the good news is I asked an immunologist/environmental studies major and they said that we are probably derived/adapted/evolved enough that we would have nothing to worry about from micro-organisms, and might even be able to digest native plants. I mean, has anyone tried to domesticate ferns to produce crops? It might be possible. Grass wasn't edible until we turned it into grain.

There are fruits that would be edible, and fungus is almost always just as edible as it is now (aka: sometimes very deadly, sometimes very edible).

The original way that our ancestors figured out which crops we could domesticate would always work, as well as animals, although like North Americans you could just be out of luck and not find any domesticate-able animals or crops. Standard survival techniques like you'll find in any guide or on any cool website would always work to figure out what's poisonous.

Enzymes are naturally produced by the body anyway, from raw protein(s), so you don't need supplements. Though in any case, going back in time and eating ancient ferns or whatever is definitely going to at least mess with your digestive system for a while.

I think the major danger is animals. Palaeontology doesn't actually know that much about dinosaur behaviour. The earliest animal we could predict accurately is probably a mamoth, and then most stuff before then is guesswork. We know what they ate, but we can't tell if they're hunters or scavengers or what. And can't tell how aggressive herbivores are either, which is scary. Insects don't fossilise well usually, so there are probably a whole ton of unknown insects that spread nasty bacterial infections (which we will always be a little bit susceptible to, even if we are more immunologically derived by a long way). They probably have annoying poisons and stuff, and there are some chemicals that biology doesn't use much anymore that you would discover you are allergic to.

I love thinking about this kind of thing tbh. I'd do it, but only after a ton of research.
 
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