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

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  • The Wheel

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  • 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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Thread: Invention

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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    As are all inventions.
    no, because inventions are a result of doing something, it was evolution that equipped us to speak, and there is a language gene in the human genome
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    no, because inventions are a result of doing something, it was evolution that equipped us to speak, and there is a language gene in the human genome
    And it was evolution which equipped us to "do something" whatever that something may be. My point initially was that inventions are not spontaneous occurances or ideas that generate out of thin air. Rather they arise as a result of changing material conditions and historical forces.
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Symbolic representation. (language, writing, arithmetic)
    This is actually probably one of the tops. It's a remarkable ability. Science, music, math, philosophy; these are all great human inventions.
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    Re: Invention

    Fire without a doubt.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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