If the average person was sent 1000 years to the past, they probably wouldn’t be able to contribute much at all to science

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Sure they would. Your body alone would probably carry some disease or common cold that would wipe out millions by not having a natural immunity to I don’t know if that counts.


As comfortable I am with computers I would probably be lost with them 35 years ago.


I think about this sometimes and try to prepare myself.


Does the average person know that penicillin is a cure for the worst pandemic the Eurasian continent has ever seen, or that pox are preventable by getting the far less severe cowpox?


I could still show them my sick woodworking skills and build the acoustic guitar much sooner. I would be playing Planet Caravan to Mesopotamians.