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What is the most significan advancement to humankind?

electricity
16
53%
refrigeration
0
No votes
internal combustion engines
2
7%
housing construction methods
0
No votes
education
4
13%
computing
2
7%
heating/cooling systems
0
No votes
medical research
3
10%
other
3
10%
 
Total votes : 30

Postby ~PJ~ » Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:08 pm

Pette Broad wrote:That's a good poll, made me think for a few minutes. Close call, but I went for Medical Research, if it wasn't for that most of us would be lucky to see our 40's out 8)

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Well, my two sisters and myself wouldn't be here for starters due to incompatible blood groups with Mum.
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Postby Pette Broad » Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:02 pm

~PJ~ wrote:
Pette Broad wrote:That's a good poll, made me think for a few minutes. Close call, but I went for Medical Research, if it wasn't for that most of us would be lucky to see our 40's out 8)

Pete


Well, my two sisters and myself wouldn't be here for starters due to incompatible blood groups with Mum.


Same here, spent 3 months in isolation with Diptheria as a child.

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Postby CDBurner » Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:19 pm

I think it might be internal combustion engines; many of the other things in the list wouldn't be as good (or even possible at all) without good transportation.

Then again, most of the options are linked to one or more of the others in some way, it really is hard to decide...
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Postby Ghen » Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:42 pm

I don't concider education an actual advancement, I think thats a survival trait that every intelligent species uses. We just grew bigger brains than monkies so we could handle even more of it.

I chose electricity because of its wide impact on advancement in the general sense.

second to that, maybe solar panels :) "free" electricity is pretty darn advanced.
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Postby c327 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:36 pm

Electricity, because with out it most of the other choices would not be possible.
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Postby Copper » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:05 am

Myth wrote:The answer is probably education. Without that we have nothing on the list.


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Postby Petey970Z » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:00 am

I nominate Duct Tape and the EZ opening cans.
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:36 am

No one is even close! It is something very basic, used everyday by everyone. It is a part of two combined improvements that were made to our lives, very long ago.
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Postby DAVE1 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:27 am

Karlsweldt wrote:No one is even close! It is something very basic, used everyday by everyone. It is a part of two combined improvements that were made to our lives, very long ago.
You are all 'wet' if you don't have the right idea.


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Postby EmilyB » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:37 am

The best humankind advancement..


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