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Location: Dominica

Today, there was a choice. Will you choose to spend the day driving in a van around the whole island of Dominica, through the lush rain forests and past the stunning coastlines, stopping along the side of the road to eat wild fruit and smell aromatic leaves, and finally splashing into a crystal pool beneath a waterfall? Or will you instead choose to venture deep into the jungle and climb the volcano of the Boiling Lake, an all-day trek through mud, sharp rocks, fire, and brimstone, a grueling walk that will tear you down and spit you back out? The choice was split eight-thirteen, fruit vs hike.

While team fruit was passing around slices of wild guava, team hike was winding along a dark forested path with no end in sight. While Team Fruit was swimming and laughing in the Emerald Pools, Team Hike began the up-and-down scramble to the top. While team Fruit was drinking coconut water and eating freshly ground chocolate served at a house of the indigenous Kalinago people, team Hike was entering the un-ironically named Valley of Desolation and boiling eggs in water heated by lava. While team fruit was relaxing in the hot springs beneath yet another waterfall, team hike was also in a different hot spring, it’s all the same volcano.

After convening back at the boat in the evening, both teams sat down for dinner. My squeeze question for tonight was as follows: nominate one invention for the top 4 human inventions in all of history, prioritizing technologies that would be essential in any human society at any point in time. Some examples included timekeeping, fire-making, cartography, and boats. We will be later holding a ballot, where everyone on board gets four votes, to determine the four winners. During the squeeze, an argument erupted over whether language was an invention or an evolution, with implications for several of the nominated inventions on the ballot. The dispute has yet to be resolved.

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