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Greatest innovation in the world

Naomi Price
8/22/2011 09:17 PM EDT

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zeeglen
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zeeglen   12/7/2011 6:37:35 AM
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Rope.

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KB3001   10/6/2011 12:29:20 AM
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Nice one MAC60 :-)

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KB3001   10/6/2011 12:28:36 AM
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Without a doubt the invention of writing!

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MAC60   10/5/2011 10:29:54 PM
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I kind of hate to have to put it this way, but the greatest invention by man, is God.

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Glenn.Roenigk_#2   10/5/2011 9:27:19 PM
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I think the innovation that makes innovation possible is the concept of free thought, allowing individuals to freely exchange ideas and pursue dreams for a better standard of living. Without the opportunity to use the human mind for this endeavor by oppression of free thinking would have kept us in the caves.

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DrQuine   9/26/2011 12:54:07 AM
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While for some baffling reason innovation in our culture is benchmarked by the invention of sliced bread, I think the greatest physical innovation may be the wheel. I'd vote for language as the greatest conceptual / abstract innovation.

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Greek   9/13/2011 9:00:49 PM
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The greatest invention was paper, a convenient affordable method for recording and communicating in one's native language all the "other" greatest" inventions.

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TFCSD   9/3/2011 7:42:12 PM
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I tend to side with monoculture farming and the plow as the greatest inventions of all time. Without those we would still be running over hill and dale several hours a day trying to eat instead of being able to sit around and invent ICs.

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Quantimm   9/2/2011 10:51:51 PM
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In my mind the greatest invention is the universal language of mathematics. I would also include the advancements made in agriculture and farming. People tend to explore, invent, create and think more productively when the are not distracted by hunger. (Agriculture and trade was one of the earliest reasons for creating mathematics.)

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HaroldR   9/2/2011 5:24:33 PM
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The development of new stronger and lighter materials from which to make things. Early on, we made things from naturally occurring substances like stone, wood, and bone. Then came bronze and iron, then steel, aluminum, and now plastics and silicon.

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