That means all the future families of this one particular Mouse are destroyed right right and all the families of the families of the families of that one Mouse with a stamp of your foot you annihilate first one than a dozen then a thousand a million a billion possible mice so.
They’re dead said Eccles so what so what Travis snorted quietly well what about the Foxes that’ll need those mice to survive for want of ten mice a fox dies for want of ten foxes a lion starves for want of a lion all manner of insects vultures infinite billions of life-forms are.
Destruction eventually it all boils down to this fifty nine million years later a caveman one of a dozen on the entire world goes hunting wild boar or saber-toothed tiger for food but you friend have stepped on all the tigers in that region by stepping on one single Mouse so the caveman starves and the caveman please note is not just any expendable man no he is.
An entire future nation from his loins would have sprung ten sons from their loins 100 sons and onward to a civilization destroy this one man and you destroy a race a people an entire history of life it is comparable to slaying some of Adam’s grandchildren the stomp of your foot on one Mouse could start an earthquake the effects of which could shake our earth and.
Destinies down through time to their very foundations with the death of that one caveman a billion others yet unborn are throttled in the womb perhaps Rome never Rises on its seven hills perhaps Europe is forever a dark forest and only Asia waxes healthy and teeming step on a mouse and you crushed the pyramids step on a mouse and you leave your print like a Grand Canyon across eternity Queen Elizabeth might never be born Washington might not cross the Delaware there might.
Never be a United States at all so be careful stay on the path never step off I see said Eccles then it wouldn’t pay for us even to touch the grass correct crushing certain plants could add up in feet Tessa Mele a little error here would multiply in 60 million years.
All out of proportion of course maybe our theory is wrong maybe time can’t be changed by us or maybe it can be changed only.
In little subtle ways a dead mouse here makes an insect in balance there a population disproportion later a bad harvest further on a depression mass starvation and finally a change in social temperament in far-flung countries something much more subtle.
Like that perhaps only a soft breath a whisper a hair pollen on the air such a slight slight change that.
Unless you looked close you wouldn’t see it who knows who really can say he knows we don’t know we’re guessing but in till we do know for certain whether our messing around in time can make a big roar or a little rustle in history we’re being damned careful this machine this path your clothing and bodies were sterilized as you know before the journey we wear these oxygen helmets so we can’t introduce our bacteria into an ancient atmosphere how do we know which animals to shoot they’re marked with red.
Paint said Travis today before our journey we sent les prints here back with.