Thursday, February 26, 2015
ELD. English Language Development. So, while they spoke English, they weren't fluent. This was the advanced group.
They had two worksheets. One of them asked them to write a story. The prompt asked them to imagine that they had a time machine and that they could go to any time past or future. When would they go? What would they do? Etc.
One boy was incensed by the question. Time travel is not possible, he explained. I agreed, but explained that this was a story, and he could make things up.
But he wasn't having it. It took a bit for me to get what was bothering him, but eventually I got the gist of what he was saying.
He could imagine someone building a machine that could take someone back in time. But, he argued, once you got there, you'd be all alone. Because the people in the past are now dead, so they wouldn't be there when you got there. Because they are now dead.
It's an interesting theory. One I haven't seen in any of the time travel theories before.
I, of course, argued that if you go back in time, you're going to the time when those people would have been alive. But he wasn't having it. He insisted that if you went back in time, you'd find empty cities.
Of course, he was all about how the Illuminati are real and various other conspiracy theories too. Not that one has to do with the other.
Sometimes I'm amazed at how their minds work.