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What do you think are humanity's greatest achievements?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BassyBill, May 30, 2011.


  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Nice positive topic, and self-explanatory. Let's keep open minds. Go.
     
  2. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    LOL! And why not, indeed? I'll drink to that.
     
  3. Internet!
     
  4. The wheel, electricity and wireless broadcasting (whether that be TV, internet, telephones or the humble FM radio)
     
  5. Not blowing ourselves to bits (so far).
     
  6. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    The scientific method, mathematics, and beer.
     
  7. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    It's fine to pick out specific aspects. Myself, I'd just call it "science" and include the lot. That's definitely on my list. I think of the whole body of scientific understanding as a singular achievement, contributed to by many individuals past, present and future.
     
  8. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Air conditioning. The weather averages 98+ degrees in the summer with 90% humidity here. No bueno.
     
  9. Fire, the wheel, written language, and Ibuprofen.
     
  10. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    The four great inventions are the plow, wheel, printing press, and internet so those should get a mention. In art I'd go with the sistine chapel, Beethoven 3, Animal House, and Pulp Fiction. For science; algebra, Newton's laws, the discovery of the curvature of space-time, and NASA.
     
  11. Birth control pills
     
  12. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    bacon.
     
  13. The development of the transistor, and semiconductor technologies.
     
  14. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    -Beer

    -Music

    -Beer

    -Mathematics

    -Beer

    -Computers
     
  15. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Our greatest achievement has yet to happen.
     
  16. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Some very interesting picks here.

    Maybe. Maybe not.
     
  17. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    As far as to date stuff, I would have to go with all of our medical achievements. 2 years ago, my son had to have open heart surgery to replace a valve in his heart. He also had heart surgery at 2 days old but it was not open heart. I look at all of the medical knowledge we as humans have and it is amazing to me. Countless lives saved as a result. 30 years ago, my son would not have lived passed 3 days.

    Last year, my wife gets diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she is still with us as well. I give credit to God first but am glad that man had the knowledge of how to deal with these issues as well.
     
  18. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Well to date I'd pick putting a man on the Moon,...landing vehicles on Mars.

    Maybe also the hydrogen full cell car.

    Our greatest achievement; IMO, will be an end to classism, conflict, factionilzation, and financialization. I'm not very optimistic about that though.
     
  19. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Writing. Without that, the others either wouldn't have happened or we wouldn't know about them.

    OK, except maybe for beer.
     

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