Question of the Day: Time Travel

If science made it possible to travel in time, where would you go? Would you transport to a historical moment in our country’s history, go back a few years for a chance to hug a departed loved one or jump forward to 2030 to see what life has in store 16 years from now? Share where and when you would travel in time in the comments section below for today's Hopkins Happenings' Question of the Week.

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dante goines June 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm

i would go back to the beginning of the universe1st,

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Gary Wayne May 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

The day before yesterday (should be self explanatory)

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Kelly May 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Although traveling forward in time to find out what those lucky numbers are for the next Powerball drawing sounds delightful.. I think I would like to travel back in time to talk to my mom once more. She's no longer here on Earth with us, and I would love to hug and talk with her once more.

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Michele Ingram May 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I have two that I would choose. My first choice is in the beginning because I could actually walk and talk with God face to face. My goal would be to try and stop the downfall of man. My second choice would be to travel back about 2000 years ago to learn from and follow Jesus the Christ directly. There are many events in Biblical times that I would love to see firsthand, but those are definitely my top two choices. I really enjoyed many of the comments on this subject, but. I must say that particularly like Tony’s answer about Elijah and the prophets of Baal. It’s just a small sampling of what God does for those who believe as well as those who don’t. I’m so glad that my God never sleeps!!! (Read I Kings, chapter 18).

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Tony Keyes May 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm

So many choices but I would certainly choose a biblical event. Creation, Tower of Babel, plagues in Egypt, Red Sea crossing, David and Goliath, Daniel in the lion’s den or the day Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal. Bethlehem for the birth of Christ, the sermon on the mount, feeding of the 5000, or the miracles of Jesus. The hardest would be the crucifixion of Jesus but maybe that’s what I would pick. After all He died for me and after witnessing His sacrifice firsthand I know I would never be the same. Hopefully I could stick around until Sunday morning to see the greatest event in history, the resurrection of Christ.

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Craig May 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

I agree with Ervin...no doubt about it...2000 years ago to walk with Jesus when He was down here on Earth...maybe I would pick that first Easter Sunday

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Shirley Purvis May 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

So many historical moments I'd like to witness, but as long as it's just for a moment and then I can come back to the present, I think I'd like to go several thousand years into the future and see what has become of mankind and the world. Is the earth still a beautiful place to live? How have we handled human disease and affected longevity? What kind of technological advances are there and how reliant are our lives on them? Have we colonized space? It would be mind-boggling!

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Marjorie shorter-ervin May 2, 2014 at 9:54 am

I would travel back to 1963, the year my mother died. I would love to hug her, kiss her and tell her how much I miss having her in my life. Mothers' day is the 11th of this month and I will be thinking about her all day long.

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AJ May 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

The political atmosphere starting around 1857 through the Civil War I think would be interesting. Perhaps at the end of the Mayan culture. To say goodbye to my mother would be a definite choice. Too many to choose.

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Rebecca Scholz May 2, 2014 at 8:35 am

I want to know how the pyramids were built so I would go back to ancient Egypt.

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Elizabeth Rodriguez May 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

I would jump 20 years into the future to see how my kids are and if what we are doing now to raise them paid off 🙂

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Mary McCormick May 2, 2014 at 7:34 am

No doubt about it --- ROSWELL, 1947!!! 🙂

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Jean McLaughlin May 2, 2014 at 7:29 am

I would go back to 2/4/1904 and stop my great-grandmother from walking across the camden yard railroad tracks --to walk around the tracks. Picture this- it is winter, a woman carrying a kettle of hot food to take to her sons, who were working for the B&O Railroad. She was grasping a shaw around her head and wearing a long dress while crossing the tracks. The tracks stretched from camden yards to Sharp Street. I'm sure she didn't hear the train that ran into her and dragged her to her death. At this time period railroading was big business and there were multiple trains operating at the same time--very noisy. My great-grandfather (also employed by the railroad) was also killed by a train that slammed into the train he was working on three years prior to Annie's death. These events left my family devastated to the point my grandmother made some choices that weren't good for my Dad. Also several days later on 2/7 was the Great Baltimore Fire.

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Ervin S. Boulware May 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

As a New Testament Bible student I would travel back in history to over 2000 years ago, and experience the life of Jesus. I think he was a remarkable and amazing man. If I was only granted one day in His life, I would choose the day he gave the 'Sermon on the Mount'.

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Cy Governs May 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I cannot decide: Would I intercept the creation of cell phones or cars? Would I stop JFK's assassination? Would I buy the winning Powerball ticket for the $500 million+ jackpot? Would I go back and find out who really authored Shakespeare's work? Would I tell my 22-year-old self to make different choices?

I could spend all day contemplating this. But then I'd go back to this moment and wish I'd done more work. LOL.

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dante goines May 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

the beginning of creation

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