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Name The Greatest Invention Of All Time


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#1 Poppy32174

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:56 PM

I'll say the greatest invention is the "Wheel"

The Wheel made life alot easier for mankind and I link it to the Clock, then the Computer... :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:37 AM

Women.....hahah just kidding! (please don't hurt me. i was only trying to be funny). :thumbsup:

Seriously, the best invention of all time? The computer then the Internet.

What about the worst? I'd say...money...
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 06:04 AM

Trying to think in terms of what society relies the most on, and without which society couldn't exist... :thumbsup:

The wheel is tough to top, but I'll go with the plough - beginning of agriculture and the root of modern society.

I suppose on an individual level I'd go with the stone spearhead.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:06 AM

The greatest invention is the Internet. I'm saying so not because it's my favorite thing, but because I'm sure it has changed, is changing and will change our life more than anything else.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 07:22 AM

Aw?

Without Fire noone would have ever have survived?

Now we have Nukes and Nuclear Power Stations and wonder if we can survive! (Fire)

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:33 AM

The wheel...really good one. Fire...another good one...
I would have to say...electricity... the light bulb...

otherwise we be using our computers in the dark!! :flowers: :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:48 AM

Sorry to note that Man didn't invent fire. Tho' we did learn to use and manipulate it.

My vote goes to the stone axe or stone knives. They are the tools used to build other items including hacking out wheels, starting fires, and building other items.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:57 AM

Greatest invention of all time is the beer pump.

Reason:Do you really need to know why? :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:12 PM

Toilet paper. :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:20 PM

SIMPLE processed leaves ala Kimberly-Clark Corp? BUT, I understand your concerns.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

The printing press.

It was the beginning of all knowledge transfers for future generations. Made the world much smaller. Much like the internet.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:12 PM

Whoa tough competition! The wheel certainly covers transport and mechanics, etc. But just because it was first doesn't make it the biggest.

I would say the microchip. Being able to put that much power into a small item revolutionised EVERY area of life. This age has only been beaten by the bronze and stone age in terms of the fastest and most progressive age of human development .


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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:49 PM

All pretty good replys so far. Like I said, "In Your Opinion"

So ,everybody's right... :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:31 PM

I would say for some it may have been eyeglasses and contacts and now Laser surgery.

For me it's beer and Lasagne :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:46 PM

See my post #7... some here just don't understand all has come later on....
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