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What is mankind's greatest achievement -

I say fire or the written words are the top of the list - what do you think ?

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Language, without it other accomplishments would be limited by lack of ability to share.

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Agreed -
...............almost ...............
Communication???
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what about fire... it was invented without language
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But to keep the fire going they had to communicate and talk about who was going to stay and tend it or transport it. Or teach someone new how to handle it.
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not really. They just understood that someone had to so some one did.
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The Internet......I would die without it lol

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So- you would rather starve
Than to be able to search the web ?
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No...no lol...I was just joking
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I tend to agree with Angel. Nothing has done more to give us the potential to finally become on, interconnected, worldwide community, and all the benefits that can come from such a relationship. Interestingly, in 2011 the United Nations declared the Internet to be a fundamental human right.
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In my thoughts, I would say the ability to form a working civilization, and keep it going.
Second to that, Language.
(And soon, Technology. While already a great achievement, improvements and advances will be made to make it even better, and eventually one of the greatest achievements)

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Civilizations has always been
And language has always been also-
Whales form a community
And speak-

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Then Technology it is then.
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If you say so
We did invent the atom
Bomb ??????
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Yes, technology makes not so "beneficial" things.
But "Greatest" doesn't exactly mean Helpful or Beneficial.
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Good -
I see your point
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Next time
I will rephrase the question
Thanks too your answer
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Greatest accomplishment... I'd say the ability to be diplomatic. I also think this is the worst. Diplomacy isn't used when needed anymore, it is attempted whenever possible

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So
Diplomacy overrides
Warmth and food ?
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That was not mankinds accomplishment to take credit for, in my opinion. It is something given to us
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How
And why ?
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We learned to make fire
We learned to read/ write
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No 1
Gave us anything
Evolution paved the way for our species
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Again, personal opinion.
But, everything done can be looked at as a choice that has been made, whether between right and wrong, or whatever the situation might be
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Fire is a tool, communication is a tool. Both luxuries
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Ok
Who gave it to us ?
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Personal opinion...
The Great Creator, created this world and everything in it
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Who would that be
Evolution ?
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Well, the BIBLE, (I do not agree with many things it says), seems to think the world started about 10,000 years ago. The evolution of mankind is something that has carried it's own weight, but I believe God started it, mankind has flourished with its own strength. As will be its downfall, I think
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Where are Dino's that lived millions
Of years ago?
Where are Egyptians in the bible
Who clearly were here long before the bible ?
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You're not understanding what I'm saying, you can't pick out part of what I'm saying and try to argue that...
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You stated 10,000
Years ago
Life in fact was alive n well
Long before 10,000
Years- so yes
I can pick apart your concept
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Wow... It was an example I already mentioned was something I don't agree with, how do you seem to think its my concept?
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It was in your answer
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That doesn't matter, reiterating the fact that I don't agree with it was also in the answer. That's like saying "since Charles Manson was a democrat, all democrats should be punished"
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Sheldon Cooper such little wee faith I see.
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Technology

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Friend or enemy ?
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Both
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At the risk of being slammed I would say the ability to accept

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Aka
Lol
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:} Glad to help
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Not really
But
Thank you for your point of view
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actually it was a great idea. Without being able to accept other tribes and others ideas and inventions we might have died out....
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Creating firearms

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How was this helpful to mankind ?
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Lol NO.
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Language

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The internet !

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Language/communication is the basis for everything else we have

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Boo, your bio is wrong. Everyone knows all women stop aging at 35...
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Dang, they forgot to tell me that!!
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The alphabet/writing without doubt. Fire was a discovery not an achievement, others have said language but this is not unique to humans, and nothing else mentioned would have been possible without the means with which to record and share information.
Now of course the only thing that separates us from other animals is abstract thought, and without it we would not have the alphabet, but that was a construct of evolution and not an achievement initiated by humankind.

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Absolutely :0)
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Morn'n :) I gotta run of to lunch again be back later ;)
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As far as fire go - I would say
Your correct/wrong
Fire was indeed a discovery-
However , someone still had to make it, and learn how to harness it,
So with that , I would say it was still an achievement .
I have made fire with a bow drill
And it's quite a feeling of achievement
When I can get it to make a fire.
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Remember Tom hanks / castaway /
He was overwhelmed with joy
When he made fire,
I know it only a movie )
But towards the middle of that movie
He resorted to eating raw fish,
Because it was tough to make fire,
And definitely a tough skill to learn.
Most would call learning a new skill
An achievement .
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That's very true, and it did cause a growth spurt in the brain of homo habilus which eventually resulted in homo sapians. But it was still the manipulation of our environment, like making flint spearheads (which is a far more difficult skill) It was something we found in nature and learned to manipulate to ease our existence.
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So, cal ....... Let me ask you another
Question .............
Do you believe in Bigfoot ........
I mean ... Do you think it exists today
... If so ...., what are your thoughts
On the species .... Forgive my spelling
Giganthopithacus ,
Homohydlebregensis ??
See you on here lots - we think a lot alike -
Just wondering ?
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For the record
I know it still exists
For me
Not some silly legend or myth -
But the missing link to us-
" my personal thought "
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The alphabet and writing. Without it, everything would still be word of mouth.....
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" My friend told me the earth was flat. "
" It must be true then. Let me tell my friends. "
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The internet and technology would not be possible without the written word.
All living things have "language" and "working civilizations" of some sort.

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I tend to agree with the two Angels above. Nothing has done more to give us the potential to finally become one, interconnected, worldwide community, and all the benefits that can come from such a relationship. Interestingly, in 2011 the United Nations declared the Internet to be a fundamental human right.

The following is a very slick video on this topic produced by Cisco: http://youtu.be/TcDkDoQSrVA

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Cool video CalTex!
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Very cool, thanks!
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motorcycles and jets

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I wonder why you would say that....lol
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Electricity and all the inventions to do with it too....

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First ever medicine..... a step to help mankind
First wheel.....
First bulb
First musical instrument
First phone call

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FunnyLittleFrog

Art

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thats the best answer = }
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you still mad = {
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FunnyLittleFrog
No, cutie, I'm embarrassed. I'm so stupid...I'm really sorry I flew off the handle. Things been sad for me lately in life :( Thanks for still talking to me:)
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it kind of hurt when you said that = {
i got sad and didn't log in for a day because i thought i offended you in some way... but im glad your talking to me again thanks = }
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Shallow answer
Art is in the eye of the beholder
You say art -
I say crap-
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australis

medicine
internet,so we can talk to great people like u
aaaaaand planes coz i love to travel all over the world

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TamyraFlorida

Hooking up with eve

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That's only if one believes in that fairy tale ..
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The nation-state, modern countries are the symbol of our dominance over our planet.

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The ability to communicate in an intelligent manor.
Idiot: Hey Dash! Whatcha up to dawg? Yolo gmgfkhej so better lllisbl!
Me: Never mind.

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Brain development

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That's a natural process of evolution -
Not an achievement -

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The advance in technology

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