What was the most significant Event in the History of Man?

Discussion in 'History' started by Xerxes, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    That's what I had in mind. Humans aren't instinctively afraid of fire, we are fascinated by it. Our instinct seems to be to play with it.
     
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  3. Thersites Registered Senior Member

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    We don't know that humans aren't instinctively afraid of fire because we are brought up close to it. The fact that the old religions had gods of fire- remember Prometheus? He brought man fire and got horribly treated for it-suggests we weren't always like that and it's something we learned. It'll be interesting to see how children brought up without direct contact with fire respond.
     
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  5. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

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    fire? ploughs?

    you're all fools. Spam was mankind's greatest accomplishment. Think about it, it's meat ...in a can!
     
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  7. kevinalm Registered Senior Member

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    I take your point. It would indeed be interesting to see how such children would react. On the other hand consider how we continue to use candle when we don't really need them for light. How we build houses with central heat and a fireplace in the living room because we like to watch the flames. I'm not saying that it is instinctive, just that it is reasonable to suspect that it might be. Regards.
     
  8. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    invention of fire, the wheel, or the weapon could be appropriate.
    also the K/T thing or the thing when the first homo sapiens decided "i think i'll go find a mate"
     
  9. cotton Resident Pirate Registered Senior Member

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    Probably the invention of Money or currency. It rules our world sadly.
     
  10. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    What is the problem with money?

    Would you like switch to a barter system?
     
  11. Odin'Izm Procrastinator Registered Senior Member

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    destroy the barter system and fight for objects.
     
  12. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    give everything to everyone free of charge and abolish money.
     
  13. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    creation of speech.
     
  14. cotton Resident Pirate Registered Senior Member

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    Agreed, everyone should give each other what they need free of charge, and the receiver has to give something back in return. Everything split up evenly so there is no poor or rich but everyone is the same.
     
  15. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    socialism it is.
    marx was a genius.
     
  16. Jolly Rodger Banned Banned

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    inventing the Porno
     
  17. Baher Registered Member

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    Religion , The most important invention in history , through it , more than 80% of the population are purely controlled , motorized and their pathes and lives are set . Definitely the invention of the history .
     
  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Abiogenesis!
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    the invention on the birth control pill
     
  20. OnlyMe Valued Senior Member

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    Eve!
     
  21. nirakar ( i ^ i ) Registered Senior Member

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    The realization that lions and hyenas back off when jabbed in the face with a strong sharpened stick.
     
  22. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    That medicine could be found that saved peoples lives that were made from the environment they lived in. Without the advancement of medicine all humans would be dead by now.
     
  23. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Money would be fine if we had set prices on goods by a world appraisement system.
     

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