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Question: Which is the Greatest Human Creation/Invention?
Automobile/Trucks - 0 (0%)
Airplane/Jet - 0 (0%)
Train - 0 (0%)
Shovel - 0 (0%)
Computer - 0 (0%)
TV - 0 (0%)
Washing Machine - 0 (0%)
Dishwasher - 0 (0%)
Radio - 0 (0%)
The Wheel - 6 (54.5%)
Plow - 2 (18.2%)
I-Pod - 0 (0%)
The Shoe - 0 (0%)
Clothing - 1 (9.1%)
Man Made Shelters - 0 (0%)
Bread - 0 (0%)
Plumbing - 1 (9.1%)
Light Bulb - 0 (0%)
Movies - 1 (9.1%)
Pen/Paper - 0 (0%)
Remote Control - 0 (0%)
Toilet Paper - 0 (0%)
Cheese - 0 (0%)
Mills Creek 50 Packs - 0 (0%)
Medicine - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 11

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« on: September 18, 2007, 12:34:46 PM »

Choose what you think is the most important. Give a reason as their are different reason for the different things. If you can come up with more I'll add them to  the list.

The toilet snorkel?

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 01:31:03 PM »

The wheel.
The plow and writing are also indispensable.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 02:17:37 PM »

Definitely the wheel.  It's interesting how the basic wheel underlies many of the other inventions on your list.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 04:11:36 PM »

The toilet snorkel?

But... why?

Agriculture would be high on the list, for it's complete restructuring of human society.  It's the underlying basis for modern civilization.

Following up very near to that, if not higher, would be written language, the great-grandfather of all communication revolutions.  Allowing for the storage of information beyond that of the biological, it allowed almost all studies to expand upon themselves exponentially, i.e. mathematics, physics, etc.

Also, what is that list of simple mechanical devices they teach in every high school physics class?  The wheel, the lever, the inclined plane...

Medicinal drugs should be up there.  Integrated circuits, audio/video recorders, combustion engines...

For sheer drama and technical virtuosity, the tail end of the process that landed men on the moon can't be beat.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 06:48:16 PM »

I can't believe you left off THE REMOTE CONTROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TeddyR
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 07:16:35 PM »

The WHEEL ... but I'd say the Kegerator is a close second.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 10:12:20 PM »

Which is the Greatest Human Creation/Invention?

Paid holidays. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007, 10:23:35 PM »

Which is the Greatest Human Creation/Invention?

Paid holidays. 

I second that pick.  Karma to you!   TeddyR
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007, 10:44:43 PM »

I have to go with the plow. Agriculture was the beginning of civilization, and made all of the other inventions possible.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 12:39:02 AM »

Chronography
The Blunt Object
The Sharp Object
The Hindenburg
The Titanic
The Tower of Babylon
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2007, 02:56:27 AM »

I was going to vote the same way most of you here have but decided to go a different route.
(though I agree with your choices)

I chose plumbing.

Just look at what modern plumbing has done to clean up cities, eradicate disease and bring fresh water to our homes.

Remember reading about how in ancient times, they'd just throw their s**t out into the street?
Imagine how nasty it would be to live in a city like that.
Or those people who had to walk for miles to get clean water.  (some still do)

Ask yourself this question...
How inconvenienced and ticked off would you be right now if you had no running water in your home?


Yeah...I'm glad we have modern plumbing.  

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Truthfully...all of the choices above are great inventions.




Scott...you should've added toilet paper to the list!  Smile
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2007, 12:20:44 PM »

Forgot one:

BEER!
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007, 01:52:01 PM »

Hate to put a negative spin on this, but what about the club. You know a big leg bone, a hefty tree limb, or something of that fashion that you can clonk something or somebody on the head with.  I would also throw in those nifty stone implements used for skinning, cutting, and chopping. 

Though not really being an invention but something our ancestors learned how to use, Fiiiire, dum, dum, dum;dum, dum, dum, Fiiire!  (Sorry 70's flashback to the Ohio Players there).


Regrettably most of man's greatest technological advances have come about because of our propensity for killing each other. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2007, 03:19:40 PM »

EVIL POST-COUNT BEGONE!

Not sure about best inventions, but I LOVE mah DVDs! tonna information, "recently restored" scenes, heck, triple-features all on one to five discs!
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2007, 04:53:01 PM »

The wheel
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