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Old 05-17-06, 10:06 PM   #1
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What Period of History and Where?

Historically, where and when do you think you should have been born. Why?
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Old 05-17-06, 10:23 PM   #2
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Here and now.

The 21st century hold the most promise. It's the turning point for mankind, where the decisions we make will determine the course, not just of history, but for the very nature of our existence. For the first time, we have the ability and hindsight to actually evolve from the warmongering, close-minded animal we derived from, and create a society that trancends the base instincts that have trapped our souls for eons.

Or we could blow ourselves to hell, and pave over the ruins with parking lots, Wal-Marts, and Hooters. This thing could go either way, and I want to be here when it happens...

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Old 05-17-06, 10:29 PM   #3
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Honestly, I wouldn't have minded living in 2 different times.

1. The times of jesus, mainly because I'm part of a christian religion and I'd love confirmation of christ.
2. New york, around the time joseph smith saw the 2 personages, and recovered the plates. Once again it would help me with a stronger confirmation of the mormon church.

Guys please don't make this thread another "bash mormons thread". Respect my answer, and leave it at that.
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I thought it was going to turn into another "bash Wal-Mart" thread, personally.

At least Mormons dress sharp and ride bikes...
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I agree with Serendipiper

I would also say now, the 21st century, my reason would be the weakening grip that religion is having on everyday life. Secularism, etc.
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October 5th, 1950!

Oh, wait... That IS when I was born.

Mormonism! Been there, done that,
got the T-shirt and the underwear
and decided it just wasn't for me.

Man, some of that Temple routine
was pretty gay IMHO.

But most Mormons are nice people...
just about like the normal population.
Some are a bit naive tho, some are bigots,
some are *******s... Just about like
real life. But I never met any of em
that I thought understood life or were
more successful than I was. I moved on.
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So I asked that no one respond to my comment, and all three new posts thus far people have mentioned freaking mormons. Why do I bother?
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One of four:

Cro-magnon times, and I mean right as we differentiated ourselves from something chimpy, basically the first group to really carry our genotype.

Ancient Egypt-This is the period of history I fell in love with as a child, heck, I was able to read the heiroglyphics on the tablets before Indiana Jones did in the theater. I think my love for history came from learning about their religion and culture, as well.

Middle Ages Europe-Yeah, yeah, everyone sez it sucked, and it kind of did, but not as badly as everyone seems to think. Sure, you had to drink beer because the water was unpotable, but I like beer. Anyway, people seem to think they didn't have fairly complex technology, which they did, and yes, you could just be walking along and a knight could come up and chop off your head and your family would just have to eat it and sile, but they had some cool architecture.

Ancient Rome-C'mon, do I really need to explain? Ever watched "Gladiator?"

Oh, and I would have to have my brain put inside a super-powerful android body that doesn't die, and I definitely wouldn't hang out with any Mormons no matter where the time machine dumped me.
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Historically, where and when do you think you should have been born. Why?
America, 1952. That way I'd be the perfect age when the hippie era came along. My mom used to always say I was a hippie.

Or maybe the European rennaissance....I always imagined I could be a tinkering inventor like there were so many of back then.
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1920's.

I could've gone to war, and pwned some Nazi newbs with my skills.

Just like Battlefield!
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With my luck, being born in an earlier time would probably have seen me born into a lifetime of servitude. Here and now would be my choice, but my historical interests tempt me to pick a few. One is the early portion of the Second Punic war - just after Hannibal had entered Italy and was wreaking havoc (I never cared much for the Roman Empire). The second, is the time of Cortez' conquest. I would like to be able to see first-hand what sort of person he was. I'd also pick NoF3ar's events, and would also like to see Archimedes in action (there was a true genius!), and would not mind having lived in the time of Aristotle, just to save the world from even considering all the lame drivel he was able to pass off.
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Old 05-18-06, 07:09 AM   #12
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Oh, and I would have to have my brain put inside a super-powerful android body that doesn't die, and I definitely wouldn't hang out with any Mormons no matter where the time machine dumped me.
Dunno about that. Did you see Doctor Who the other night there?
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I'd probably have also been born into servitude and maybe wouldn't have survived long in any era of history but I'm gonna have to choose and am a bit torn. As a woman, any time I choose would suck for personal choice.

- Might have been interesting to live during the westward expansion.
- the roaring 20's.

There are others......I'd have been the person cleaning out the chamberpots. *sigh*
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in 200-400 years or on the brink of actual space exploration by somebody other then the "leet" people that the government choose. Because I love technology, the future and exploring and I really am not one to force people to make a decision. And I clearly don't belong in this time
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Be a scribe to ancient Egypt's Pharoah Thutmosis III. Busy dynasty, lots to write about, easy life.

19th Century pioneer in western North America. Freedom from the feds.

Southern California in the 1930's-60's.

19th century, on a boat leaving LeHavre, headed to Ellis Island, to start a new life for all the generations of my family that will follow me.
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Dunno about that. Did you see Doctor Who the other night there?
People still air that? I'd love to get ahold of the whole dvd collection and just watch it from beginning to end.
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So I asked that no one respond to my comment, and all three new posts thus far people have mentioned freaking mormons. Why do I bother?
Your request was inappropriate and your expectations were unrealistic. This is a forum where people converse. If you look below your message, there are two reply options sitting there: reply, and reply with quote. The whole point of posting is to generate discussion.

I'm happy to live now...I wouldn't have wanted to serve in a world war or live in an era of >50% childhood mortality.
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I'd probably have also been born into servitude and maybe wouldn't have survived long in any era of history but I'm gonna have to choose and am a bit torn.
That's why I wouldn't go back any further despite the fact that I would have loved to see Rome
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I would have liked to have spent my adulthood 30 or 40 years earlier, so I would not have had to see the despoilation and over-population of my home. Its a terrible thing.

Historically, medieval Japan or Korea. I figure the worse that could happen class-wise is I'd still be a carpenter, and we have always had the power of the guilds.
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I'll take exactly when I was born, thanks (1972) --if anything with just a touch more entrepreneurial vision to do something with the Internet when it boomed in the 1990's. I was the perfect age and in the perfect location. Just didn't see the wave....
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I'll take exactly when I was born, thanks (1972) --if anything with just a touch more entrepreneurial vision to do something with the Internet when it boomed in the 1990's. I was the perfect age and in the perfect location. Just didn't see the wave....
the wave is still going on. maybe not the dot com you might be thinking of, but the internet in general is only just getting good. it's still very possible to do big things with low\no money.

i have to say that now is in interesting time. the technology being developed is so fascinating. i just wish some old ways of thinking would die off.
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People still air that? I'd love to get ahold of the whole dvd collection and just watch it from beginning to end.
There's a new version of Dr. Who which is EXCELLENT. Yes, I know, how can anything be as good as the original but, seriously, it's really, really, good.
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There's a new version of Dr. Who which is EXCELLENT. Yes, I know, how can anything be as good as the original but, seriously, it's really, really, good.
And which one do you consider the original? I believe that the series had 7 or so incarnations with different Dr's.
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And which one do you consider the original? I believe that the series had 7 or so incarnations with different Dr's.
I consider Tom Baker the supreme Dr. Who (mainly because I've seen more of the shows starring Tom Baker) but any of the earlier shows could qualify.
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