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Re: Prehistoric Park
Well, something like this did happen in Back to the Future II, only it
involved a sports almanac from 2015 or so and betting on horse races.
Why do people with time machines usually go BACK in time, why not
FORWARD? I can see a great way to fund science: Go forward in time just
enough to find out the winning lottery numbers for the next drawing, then
travel back in time to get a winning lottery ticket and bingo (no
pun here) NO MORE GRANT WRITING NEEDED!
Anyhow, there's a lot of potential for fatally altering the time-space
continuum here. Suppose you accidentally kill some kind of little
Purgatorius-like early primate that happens to be the direct ancestor of all
modern primates, including the entire human race...