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

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  • Fire

    13 44.83%
  • Internet

    2 6.90%
  • Doors

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  • 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%
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    Invention

    What is the greatest human invention?
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    Re: Invention

    I voted "fire" as it's the best on the list.

    Being able to convince a bunch of homicidal meat loving apes to cooperate and work together, that's humanity's greatness.

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    Re: Invention

    None of the above. Language is the greatest invention.

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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    None of the above. Language is the greatest invention.
    i wouldn't really class language as an invention, it's more of a evolutionary thing
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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
    Whoever the first person was to associate a word with an object or concept invented that word, so I disagree with you.

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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Whoever the first person was to associate a word with an object or concept invented that word, so I disagree with you.
    i suppose in that sense it is, but communication is an evolutionary thing
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    Re: Invention

    Symbolic representation. (language, writing, arithmetic)
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    Re: Invention

    From the list, Fire. It enabled cooking which enabled greater protein intake, which increased energy enabled brain growth, and language. The rest is history!
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    Re: Invention

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Symbolic representation. (language, writing, arithmetic)
    I agree with that. It enables abstract thinking, which is fundamental to any sort of human advancement and technology.

    However, if you want to go with whats on the list, I think it is fire. Technology builds on itself and new advances to not invalidate old ones. Without fire, we would do without a lot of things.

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    fyi Re: Invention

    Newsflash,...

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

    Fire (like, water, ice and shiny rocks) falls under the category of "discovery."

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