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What is the greatest invention ever?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Holadem, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Josh Dial

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    I would have to second clothing. As I remember from my anthro classes (shame on me for being an anthro minor and not remembering exact numbers) it takes roughly 10,000 years for a species to adjust to a 1 degree change in average temperature. Without clothing, our race would still be stuck in the only place where we could thrive without clothes - the plains of Africa.

    cheers!

    Josh
     
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    The clock.
     
  4. Steven K

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    Nuclear Weaponry...

    no telling how the Cold War would have turned out had it not been for mutually assured destruction
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    The Patent Attorney.
    How else could lawyers skim off money from the act of inventing things? [​IMG]
     
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    Pffffft this is easy!
    Cheese in a can.[​IMG]
     
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    I can't believe that nobody has mentioned DUCT TAPE!
     
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    velcro

    post-its

    the pocket rocket
     
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    Paper-I could not live without books, or be who I am today.
    Condoms-they save lives
     
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    Home pizza delivery.
     
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    I say computers definitally. Im on my computer like 24/7 and I dont know what the heck I would do if I didn't have it (besides watch DVDs).
     
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    id have to say the tool, as we all know that gave us the leap from apes to mankind.

    then id give 2nd to electricity. although, is that an invention, or taming similar to fire?
     
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    Air Conditioning
     
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    The traffic light was a pretty good invention
     
  16. Henry Gale

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    When I'm contemplating what era I would have preferred to live in, an important consideration is; "did they have anesthesia?"
    So, maybe not the greatest invention, but during surgury you'd be hard pressed to name one more important to you.
    My chosen time period, 1890-1947, is safe from painful operations of the, "put this stick between your teeth" variety.
    Jim
     
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    ...duplicate...
    I thought HTF was idiot proof. [​IMG]
     
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    The top 5 most important inventions according to paul_v

    1. Irrigation/Farming - explained in earlier posts
    2. Sanitation - This probably doubled the human lifespan
    3. Refridgeration - No more spoiled food
    4. The telephone
    5. The Computer


    Of course these inventions relied on other inventions but you get the idea =)
     
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    ice cream
     
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