man's greatest invention (in Off-topic)
what do u guys think man's greatest invention is and why
April 12 2007 4:09 AM EDT
Heavy metal and because I said so.
April 12 2007 4:14 AM EDT
after a eliminate the non pg i will go with pizza
I would have to go with the wheel as well, followed very closely by the discovery of fire. Both these things have had huge impacts on our life, even to this day.
Need I say more?
April 12 2007 6:01 AM EDT
Integrate the previous 3 posts into one and you end up with a pizza slicer ;)
April 12 2007 6:37 AM EDT
Man's greatest invention: Golf, Hip flask and Whisky.
Reason: Duh !
Good and Evil. I won't go as far as saying it's man's ''best'' invention, but it certainly is the ''greatest'' in terms of depth.
velcro...or the cable tie
There have been three "power waves" in history due to the radio, the microwave, and now the internet.
Our advances are a result of our ability to communicate. Along those lines I see language, reading and writing, the printing press, RADIO/TV, and the Computer along with it's vast information storage and quick retrieval abilities as the greatest inventions. When God wanted to humble man all he had to do was introduce a language barrier (for those not biblically savvy just google "Tower of Babel".
So I'd nominate language as the #1 invention, followed by each of the other communication advances in the order they were conceived.
Without language that wheel would have been forgotten.
Art, in all its forms, that separates us from the monkeys
Paintings, poems, etc
those little umbrellas you put in your drinks ^_^
but seriously, if anything invented that'll be great will not come from North America but across the Pacific, the Japanese are designing,developing and engineering lithium ion cars and holograms, the wave of the future.
April 12 2007 12:35 PM EDT
The refrigerator/cold box, man's ability to keep food cold for preservation changed them from nomadic hunters and gatherers to be able to build communities and civilizations where time to ponder and think resulted in art, mechanics, deeper language advancement, literature, and many many other things.
ooo I know this one it is cheese. Or was it the shed, can't remember.
PS I hope you are joking Glory :)
April 12 2007 2:01 PM EDT
Man's greatest creation is a woman. Is this a feminist point of view?
Language is man's greatest invention, as it has allowed us to make advances and communicate those to others to allow us all to reap the benefit of a few peoples intelligence.
April 12 2007 2:33 PM EDT
That's easy. Antiseptics.
I mean, the whole sanitation thing.
Joseph Lister... 1895. Before antiseptics there was no sanitation, especially in medicine
I think Verifex's got it.I'll bet it even helped to develop our intellect .Of course thats only if you can call it an invention.So my hedge bet is the various types of string .Which is directly related to duct tape.
April 12 2007 5:27 PM EDT
ill have to go with ROME on this one. Heavy Metal!!! \m/
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Duct Tape.
Don't sing the blues I did.Tooth picks are up there to !
Well I've waited long enough . What the heck is a knoon ? A nap at noon ?
April 13 2007 7:56 AM EDT
god, carpet and watercress
April 13 2007 8:50 AM EDT
Damn how could I forget beer? :/
Man's greatest invention was the plow. Pretty much everything stemmed from there. The technologies in place prior to the plow were designed to keep a moving population alive as they migrated after the food supply, much like animals do today. Once humans learned they could stay in one (preferably fertile) spot like say the Nile delta, and grow their own food supply, civilization was born and all the technologies were designed to support a non-mobile population. Pretty much everything followed from there.
April 13 2007 10:04 AM EDT
April 13 2007 2:58 PM EDT
We should have a discussion on discovery vs invention (not because I think people are getting it wrong, but because I don't have any idea!)
For example, I have seen math considered an invention as well as a discovery. The intrinsics of math _seem_ to have always existed, but without various notations and insights to build it into a cohesive idea, those intrinsics would lie dormant. Yes, if you have two apples and take away one apple, you are left with one apple. Is that math, or just counting? *smile*
Is there a difference between discovery and invention? Hm.
G_Beee has another good example -- whiskey. Alcohol is quite natural. It is widely held that the first mead was discovered by early man drinking water from a rotted out bee-hive (or a log/puddle right below such a sugar source), where the sugars had naturally fermented and given the water a bit of "kick". But the processes of organized fermentation and distilling are far from natural. So, are alcoholic beverages discovered or invented?
If I add chocolate syrup to milk, yielding a mixture of a percent never before exactly duplicated (given the infinite and continuous nature of the real number set, two people have probably never made two such concoctions with the _exact_ proportions), have I re-invented chocolate milk?
My opinion is that discovery of electricity (and the subsequent inventive implementation thereof) is far and away the greatest discovery/invention. I could throw magnetism in there and consider electromagnetism to be one of the greatest studies of classical physics. I daresay it bolstered the branches into relativity and quantum mechanics as well. Once scientists started tackling the "magic" of light, electricity, and magnetism, a lot of things started to unravel (and re-ravel in other ways).
So that's my vote: the discovery and invention as related to electricity. Don't mess with The Grid.
i have to say carnage blender its just way to fun :D
yeah u could really deabte about discovery being an invention but i believe sut is right
Oh thanks zog It must be a knife/spoon .
April 14 2007 1:32 PM EDT
"The intrinsics of math _seem_ to have always existed, but without various notations and insights to build it into a cohesive idea, those intrinsics would lie dormant. Yes, if you have two apples and take away one apple, you are left with one apple. Is that math, or just counting? *smile* "
'Course it's math, counting is what you call x!, and without math there wouldn't be any chocolate
or marshmellows. mmm marshmellows.
April 14 2007 2:40 PM EDT
Dark Side of the Moon
April 26 2007 8:48 AM EDT
I would have to say the club.
The caveman could defend his home, and himself.
Go out hunting.
And when he was ready, could go get him a wife.
He would go out and say, " Do you like to get married?"
She would say, "Yes, My what a big club you have!
Hmmm now the clubs are even bigger and you meet the ladies inside !
I would say the greatest man invention is the toilet. I mean imagine us doing or little thing on the ground of every place we go, that would be disgusting. Just to think of a restaurant where you have to smell it while eating cause there is that huge pile beside your table....
April 26 2007 11:24 AM EDT
April 26 2007 11:27 AM EDT
First the wheel-gave humans the ability to be mobile
Second the ability to meld metals-self explanatory
Lastly electricity-again self explanatory
Godwolf... Because it's a cool thing...
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