Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAlternativeParanormal Phenomena · 6 months ago

What would happen if we sent a scientist back to the Stone Age?

30 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    They would be killed and eaten by a sabertooth tiger or trampled by a herd of mammoth. If they survived that they would soon fall to a cold damp breeze. Scientists are a fragile bunch.

  • Joe
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    One guy wouldn't make any difference. Without a densely populated area or mass communication, whatever he managed to accomplish, while also trying to stay alive, would fade from caveman memory shorty after his premature death.

  • 6 months ago

    while the stone age existed in what we call modern times

    the Europeans came to the Americas and found the Indian tribes using stone tools thus stone age, the European went to Africa found the people using stone tools.... aka stone knives stone axes

    the trade of iron and steel to the Indians was the success the Europeans lived on. The Indians loved the "magic" axes and in the beginning they were limited to the chief and medicine man. this is where the myth the tomahawk was a sacred tool... the sacred tool was the European version.

    But as pointed out , a scientist is limited in his ability .... like in the big bank theory when the guys were driving and the car broke down they asked who know about the internal combustion engine works YEAH sure easy ..... who know how to fix one,, silence

    while a engineer would be better,, really a farmer blacksmith etc from the year 1900 would do much better

    but realize any of them would not be able to speak to the humans they found

    the likely most would just get by or die if stuck there on one way trip

    I do like the answer of him inventing the time machine would be the pinnacle OF HUMAN ABILITY THEN ALL THINGS Future AND past could be utilized as he wished and he could bring who and what he needed

    he would go back in time (stone age) to learn not dominate

    as for time travel paradox,,, if time travel is possible there then in the same theory must be parallel time lines aka alternative co-existing time lines

    if you change history in the past you are in in reality it is a new con-current history after the one you came from -- like bringing up a existing saved MS word doc and making additions and changes, then re saving with a new name .. they both exist.

    since the time machine excludes you from the actions of time around you AKA you travel in a timeless envelope the future and past passing does not effect you., ONLY will in transit


    the closest historical and best noted historical occurrence of stone age people meeting modern people would be Cortes lands in the new world (central america) - seen as a god

    if modern multi skilled person wanted to go back in time to dominate ,, it would be best to go to the bronze age

    Read a Connecticut Yankee in King Authors Court

    • Clickman
      Lv 4
      6 months agoReport

      joe a TV show with penny Sheldon Lenard etc

  • 6 months ago

    Well, it would change all the history of the world.

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  • 6 months ago

    If the scientist stepped onto a butterfly, the present day would be changed.

    If the scientist breathed any germs onto cave people, he might exterminate the human race.

    Source(s): Watch Homer Simpson screw with time travel paradoxes in the "Tree House of Horror V" from 1994.
    • English Guy
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      A new timeline will be created, a timeline without that butterfly. A lizard that was going to eat that butterfly, is no longer distracted as it is now not there. It may then wander into a cave and bite someone causing death by poison. That person will now be unable to have the child that was to

  • 6 months ago

    He would be killed for being a witch.

  • 6 months ago

    he will reinvent the wheel

  • 6 months ago

    Things would be run normal again.

  • 6 months ago

    He would either be King

    Or get eaten

  • David
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If the scientist was able to come back to the future he would be acclaimed the greatest scientist of all time for his invention of a time machine.

    • English Guy
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      The question was "if we sent a scientist" implying that "we" are the inventors, so where the hell is our award?

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