By Mark Graham
April 4, 2016 9:37am CST
After reading all the responses to a few of my discussions I have realized a new discussion of sorts. What would the world do if there were no books. I remember the book 'The Time Machine' do you think the world would be like that. A world of non-thinkers.
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4 Apr 16
If there were no books, people would be telling stories to others, and they would tell the same stories to others based on their memories, which might be different from the original ones. There were really no books before the papers or other forms of "books" were invented, I don't think there were no-thinkers. There were still great thinkers in those time.
4 Apr 16
I wouldn't say a world of non thinkers cause even back in the Stone Age our ancestors managed pretty well without books. They managed to discover fire, hunt in groups, and form communities. I think it is human nature to think. Although I do think that books really widened our horizons and improved our creativity. And I think a world without books is a tad bit greyer.
• Independence, Louisiana
4 Apr 16
@flapiz Actually the copy I bought was in the children's section in a bookstore and it was very cheap and I have read it before and it is a book that is a book you will want to read again and again even though it is science fiction in a way and I am not really into science fiction but there is something about time travel.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Apr 16
@marky7 excellent discussion! I am going to have to find the Time machine. Who is the author? I didn't read for awhile then last night I started reading again. I didn't get to a book yet as I was reading newspapers then got really dizzy and sleepy and we nt to bed! But I am going to at least start a book tonight and read as many books as possible. Couldn;t find a boo on my Kindle I wanted to read! I wasn't in the mood for any of them. But I am going to find one tonight for sure! Thanks for reminding me how much I adore reading!! I will be reading tonight! I am definitely going to read some of a book every day! Thanks again!
• United States
5 Apr 16
What an interesting supposition. I can't imagine a world without books. But then again, before there were books, there were stories. There were the real life stories and the imagined stories and the purely fantasy stories. I don't think that would change. We would just be a people who sat and talked to one another more. To tell the stories. :)