Either Marquis De Sade, Fyodor Dostoyevsky or Friedrich Nietzsche
"Whatever interest we take in the fortune of those with whom we have no acquaintance or connexion, and who are placed altogether out of the sphere of our activity, can produce only anxiety to ourselves, without any manner of advantage to them. To what purpose should we trouble ourselves about the world in the moon?"
I'd like to go back to when the aliens Egyptians first began building the pyramids, or see what society was like on easter island when they first began making the statues, or see the building of stoenhenge. It would be interesting to see how these things were done, and why...
Post by Shane for Wax on Jan 2, 2012 17:47:34 GMT -5
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, FDR, the ancient Celts and really figure out how they did their religion, Carl Sagan, Darwin, Julius Caesar
oh, and I want to punch Stalin. Does that count?
MaybeNever- Perhaps the solution then is to throw the chihuahua at the bad guy, then pump the shotgun while eating a big slice of cantaloupe. Am fear nach glèidh na h-airm san t-sìth, cha bhi iad aige 'n àm a' chogaidh.
Alan Turing, I'm fascinated by Bletchley Park & the codebreakers and Turing did loads of interesting other work as well
Have you had a chance to go to the museum at Bletchley Park? I went the other year and it was fascinating. They've got working reproductions of the Bombes (ENIGMA breaking computers) and Colossus (Lorenze Cipher breaking computer).
Post by Wykked Wytch on Jan 2, 2012 20:11:37 GMT -5
I want to meet the Picts, so I can study their languages. And pre-Indo-European Europe would be very interesting. Basque is one of those languages that is thought to be a remnant from a time before the rise of Indo-European languages.