View Poll Results: What is the greatest human invention/discovery

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  • The Wheel

    3 10.34%
  • Fire

    13 44.83%
  • Internet

    2 6.90%
  • Doors

    0 0%
  • Bubble Wrap

    2 6.90%
  • Logical Fallacies

    0 0%
  • Internal Combustion Engine

    5 17.24%
  • Silicon Chip

    2 6.90%
  • Electric Guitar

    2 6.90%
  • Vampire Novels

    0 0%
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i wouldn't really class language as an invention, it's more of a evolutionary thing
    As are all inventions.
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    Re: Invention

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    Tools, without tools none of those other things could exist.
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
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    Tools, without tools none of those other things could exist.
    Fire is more of a discovery. Considering the nature of nature (), man would have discovered fire regardless of what tools they had.


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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Fire is more of a discovery. Considering the nature of nature (), man would have discovered fire regardless of what tools they had.
    Yes but how would man make more fire, if not for tools.
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    What is the greatest human invention?
    Communal living.
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
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    Tools, without tools none of those other things could exist.
    Could you be more generic?

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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Could you be more generic?
    Yes but I won't.

    Tools make everything possible and they are inventions.
    It all started with sticks and rocks used for a specific purpose.
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yes but how would man make more fire, if not for tools.
    Why would he need to make those tools? Because he discovered fire.

    I agree tools are definitely important for civilization, but most of what we have today is a result of our response to seeing fire. Although there were probably many other things that tools served as before fire was used (like hunting, physical activites, etc.).
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Why would he need to make those tools? Because he discovered fire.

    I agree tools are definitely important for civilization, but most of what we have today is a result of our response to seeing fire. Although there were probably many other things that tools served as before fire was used (like hunting, physical activites, etc.).
    Maybe yes and maybe no.

    To recreate that fire early man needed to either catch it and save it or be able to reproduce it without the "sparks from heaven."

    I'm not diminishing fire as important because it is major, our stomachs have adapted to eat cooked food.
    In all though, without basic tools fire would be something sometimes seen but not necessarily useful.
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    Newsflash,...

    Fire was not invnted.... (note our Sun for example)

    Fire (like, water, ice and shiny rocks) falls under the category of "discovery."
    That's what the list says, invention or discovery.
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