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The Time Machine with Rod Taylor


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I can list at least three books he could NOT have taken: arithmetic, spelling, and geography, since none of my students can do any of that (and these are college students!)

 

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Rich

 

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Actually, I think they just auctioned off the machine used in the movie ... I'm sure I read that somewhere, in the past year or so.

 

On the original question, it does have me thinking now: which 3 books would I take with me to the future? This is an interesting, yet dangerous question ... the books would conceivably affect human civilization, for better or worse. If I were a socialist, would I take something by Karl Marx? If I wanted a Christian world, would I take the New Testament? How about a book on world history (ironically, perhaps the one written by H.G. Wells)?

 

I'd like to hear what others think.

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As far as I know, Bob Burns still owns the original Time Machine.

 

 

I've always loved Alan Young asking the housekeeper (but really the audience) "Which three would YOU have taken?"

 

The housekeeper is called Mrs Watchett.

 

When asked this question, most people reflexively list the Bible and Shakespeare, usually in that order (after that, they tend to fall silent).

 

There's no point to bringing the Complete Works of Shakespeare, or any other literature: a society needs to write its own.

 

The Bible? Surely the most corrupting and pernicious influence the world has ever known. Nothing provides such justification for sanctimony, self-righteousness and outright homicidal tendencies as the Good Book. Good riddance is more like it.

 

H.G. Wells (and George Wells, his namesake in the book and film) was nothing if not a practical man, and an atheist. If limited to three books, they would be these (in general terms):

 

A book on mechanical engineering.

 

A volume of basic and intermediate chemistry.

 

The best available medical reference of his (Victorian) day.

 

I leave it to the Eloi to write "1001 Uses for a Dead Morlock" (if they were to develop a sense of humor, though I doubt that "A Treaury of Borscht Belt Humor" would be of much use).

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Sorry CineSage, but I have to differ on the books especially the Bible! What better means to bring to others then those teachings of Jesus? His teachings are about Love, and kindness towards fellow beings. We are all brothers and sisters, and taking care off each other as in His teachings, is what the good Lord has shared with us.

All the hatred inflicted in this world is not of God?s pleasures, but that of mans greed and/or to be their own god's....

 

So If you think that the New Testament is self righteous, then Id hate to be in a world without that base...

 

I know we all have our own opinion, and that?s a great gift God has given us; To make and/or decide in our own way. So as for me, I have been living for over 52 years and been fortunate to see much of this world, and I can honestly say that His way is a much nicer and kinder way then that of an Atheist points of view and final resting..........

 

Hey, I still love you man... :)

 

My choice books or book; The Holly Bible

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Most of the ills, wars and injustices in this world over the last two-thousand years can be traced directly to Jesus's teachings and their abuse by the "pious" folks who have seen him as their inexhaustible meal-ticket.

 

The last thing the Eloi would need is a collection of parables promising things it cannot, in fact, ever deliver -- preposterous things like "salvation" and "eternal life." If the Eloi are to suffer at the hand of their fellow man, as much of civilization has over the past two millennia, let them devise their own brand of poison, rather than a bankrupt, 800,000-year-old hand-me-down from a civilization that has routinely brought itself to the brink of destruction over agruments about on which side of his head Jesus parted his hair.

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