This is my sentence:
Human used collaborative filtering since the beginning of the history. For example, while discovering fruits, if a man was hungry and he found a new fruit, he would check what happened to the other people who have eaten it before in order to decide if it is healthy of poisoned.
Actually it is the whole context I have. My question is: is it correct to use past tense like i did ? or it is better to use present because it is a fact?