• Question: If the world ended,what scientific object would you take with you,so you could begin to recreate the world?

    Asked by juliet to Amy, Drew, Julia, Kimberley, Sara on 14 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Drew Rae

      Drew Rae answered on 13 Jun 2011:

      Oooh. Good question. Can I take a fully working internet please? No? Once we’ve got the basics to survive, good metal-working is at the heart of agriculture and industry. If I had to choose one thing it would be a design for a good hot oven. I could use it for pottery as well.

    • Photo: Amy MacQueen

      Amy MacQueen answered on 13 Jun 2011:

      Ah well to re-create the world we need to populate it – so assuming the actual planet is intact we would need people to actually do stuff like agriculture and industry or else we’d just die out. So I guess I would have to take a boy! 🙂

    • Photo: Julia Griffen

      Julia Griffen answered on 13 Jun 2011:

      I like this question!………………and I like Amy’s answer!!! 🙂

      I’m not sure what to take, I can think of lots of non scientific things…maybe a medicine cabnet full of medicines…a new world with a head ache wudn’t be so fun 🙂

    • Photo: Kimberley Bryon

      Kimberley Bryon answered on 13 Jun 2011:

      This is an awesome question! `I would take a space craft so I could leave and find a new home 😛

    • Photo: Sara Imari Walker

      Sara Imari Walker answered on 14 Jun 2011:

      Hmmm, this is a tough one! Amy’s answer is great! My question is what do you mean by ended? Do you mean the all life on Earth is demolished or just human civilization? I think that could dramatically change my answer. If it is an end to human civilization, I am with Amy – I would bring a boy 😉 However if all life were destroyed right down to microscopic life, I would bring a bacteria. Eventually evolution would take over and make the “endless forms most beautiful” we see on Earth today. Over 3 billion years of evolution got us to the diversity we see today – the origin of life might be hard – but at least if we have a microbe to start with step 1 is covered!!