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Hi guys I need to send my teacher a presentation about if I could turn back time where would I go. Can you please give suggestions and reasonings because I’m stuck!
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As a thought exercise, it would be interesting to look into the microbial impact of going back in time, particularly in regards to how many microbes have now evolved so much so that they could cause devastation to huge amounts of people in the past, and consider that as part of your answer, particularly if you're interested in biology.
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Hi guys I need to send my teacher a presentation about if I could turn back time where would I go. Can you please give suggestions and reasonings because I’m stuck!
Well, I'd suggest there are two ways of approaching this. The first way (and I suspect the route most people will take) would be to pick a particular period of history that you are interested in exploring, and to start making a case as to why you would like to go there. I'd suggest that do justice to this, you would need to do a bit of research. Now you can do this on a large scale: ie "the Roman Empire" or the small scale "I'd like to return to the exact point in time when the apple fell on Newton's head". Either way, you're going to need to give justification as to why this period of time is important to YOU.

Here's your second option. And this, we'll call the "Marcel Proust" option, where you write about returning to particular moment in your own past. It can be last summer, or an afternoon, or a particular moment. Here, you can draw on your own memories and recollections and recreate why that moment was particularly perfect. This can be commonplace - Proust often found beauty in the most mundane incident. It can be a time which you particularly enjoyed, or a time before something sad happened in your life. And here's something nice you can throw into your conclusion - that Proust differentiated between two kinds of memories - the ones that we actively unlock in our heads, and the ones that come unbidden. We bite into a cake, and all of a sudden we are transported back to a time when. He said that the latter was the most powerful. We've all had the experience of unzipping the suitcase and finding something from last summer that transports us right back there. As much as we want to "turn back time" we are always in its grip. But sometimes, we get lucky, and a smell, or a taste, can be our time machine.

Good luck.
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Well, I'd suggest there are two ways of approaching this. The first way (and I suspect the route most people will take) would be to pick a particular period of history that you are interested in exploring, and to start making a case as to why you would like to go there. I'd suggest that do justice to this, you would need to do a bit of research. Now you can do this on a large scale: ie "the Roman Empire" or the small scale "I'd like to return to the exact point in time when the apple fell on Newton's head". Either way, you're going to need to give justification as to why this period of time is important to YOU.

Here's your second option. And this, we'll call the "Marcel Proust" option, where you write about returning to particular moment in your own past. It can be last summer, or an afternoon, or a particular moment. Here, you can draw on your own memories and recollections and recreate why that moment was particularly perfect. This can be commonplace - Proust often found beauty in the most mundane incident. It can be a time which you particularly enjoyed, or a time before something sad happened in your life. And here's something nice you can throw into your conclusion - that Proust differentiated between two kinds of memories - the ones that we actively unlock in our heads, and the ones that come unbidden. We bite into a cake, and all of a sudden we are transported back to a time when. He said that the latter was the most powerful. We've all had the experience of unzipping the suitcase and finding something from last summer that transports us right back there. As much as we want to "turn back time" we are always in its grip. But sometimes, we get lucky, and a smell, or a taste, can be our time machine.

Good luck.
Thank you!
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You're welcome. Do a good job!
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