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What Is The Single GREATEST Invention of ALL TIME?

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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: BeefNoMeat

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

Fire.
It kept the ancestors of many inventors from freezing to death and from being eaten by wild animals.


Wasn't fire a discovery (my apologies if this has already been asked -- still on page 1 of the thread)?

You are correct of course.
I should have stated that a means of starting fire was the greatest invention.
Fires go out when it rains or when people fall asleep and don't tend it.
The means of creating fire reliably are inventions. Those primitives that had the means of creating it had a definite edge when it came to survival.




posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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greatest invention? Lying.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 07:15 PM
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the atom.....

one more time now...THE....ATOM

Sorry can y'all remind who invented the atom?

Wow what a lazy thread no offense. You ask us what the single greatest invention of all time is. We offer answers, you shoot them all down then later suddenly tell us it's a silly riddle based on your opinion. But you say you are just "debating" even though you clearly just said "nope, wrong" in so many words

But the atom was not invented...discovered? heck yes...but please do remind me as I've gone fuzzy who the hallmark inventor of the atom was

I am going to go with butcher and say the means for reproducing/starting fire. Look what that did for us. We progressively made out fire better and forged new instruments. Stone before then...copper, brass, iron, steel, etc all formed for our needs by fire

Nice answer butcher



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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What Is The Single GREATEST Invention of ALL TIME?


The Thermos.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 09:18 PM
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internet .. ok so is this like chicken is the greatest invention ... mm yeah but egg was first dude?

then I am with kz atom but yeay then GOD is the greatest invention
crucify me

the thread is hilarious


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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 09:43 PM
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The axe because it's invention granted us the power to chop down trees to turn into toilet paper. Furthermore, when that toilet paper is used up, we can use an axe to fell more trees and have more wiping freedoms.
edit on 8-8-2015 by burdman30ott6 because: A stern dislike of trees.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

Oh....OK.

Uh....wine?



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 09:58 PM
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What Is The Single GREATEST Invention of ALL TIME?


Your question is also the answer.
"What" IS the single greatest invention of all time.
The concept of "What" encompasses all that is or will ever be invented or discovered, anywhere,anytime.
Some may say "What is God?" or "What is the Universe?" To these, I say , "Yes you are correct,
"What" IS God; "What" IS the Universe"
"What" is the great consciousness focuser .
Let your search be over fellow ATSers
"What" IS the Answer.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
Probably language, without language we would not be capable of even having this discussion right now.


Language was my first thought too.
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posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

not to mention that they can be burned and turned into lye, for all manner of survival purposes. Meanwhile, they can be burned to make warmth, cook food, and sterilize items. As well as building materials for houses, and the stick you put the flint on and call an axe

Trees are awesome. Wish we had more of them here.



posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

They're also the backbone of ATS Staff...
ToTheTenth is the keeper of the tree, Semper the Squirrel lives in the tree and subsists off of it's nuts, Blaine the eagle roosts at the top of the tree, MirthfulMe uses the lower branches as a perch from which to fling poo, and even you require branches from the tree to get that lumber you're swinging.

Trees = man's greatest invention. Without the, there'd be no ATS.




posted on Aug, 8 2015 @ 11:36 PM
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I agree with Bybyots
It's the Thermos...Absolutely...
I'll let him explain, since he brought it up first.


The Atom?...silly...
IF that was invented as you say...it came from smaller parts..tiny little quantum parts. Which are probably, in turn made from even smaller, perhaps intangible string things, or even simply the harmonics of the "music" of the multi dimensional universe.
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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Well, it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold.




posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 12:58 AM
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originally posted by: Bybyots
a reply to: spacedoubt

Well, it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold.





How does it know?



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 01:02 AM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Yes.

I was supposed to say the punchline.

Geez.




posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 04:52 AM
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The greatest invention of all time next to the universe, is the human in all its capacity.

Many thanks to the divine creator for thinking about the little people. He gave us a whole rock to populate. And a whole universe to marvel over.

Kind of wish he hadn't made so many unintelligent ones, but at the end of the day we all have our purpose.
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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 06:17 AM
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LOL WTF?? OP... you say it can't be fire as that was discovered and not invented and then say THE ATOM??!!



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

Just saw the OP - haven't read any of the other responses. My answer: Air Conditioning.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

Thank you I try. I love alternative science, hell anything veering from mainstream usually gets my attention, then comes my process for telling the apples from the oranges, the real from the B.S. Thank you for making this thread, it's fun too see everyone's input.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: soulpowertothendegree

You are an absolute charmer


The *first* rock that was thrown became a missile and a weapon (not a simple rock) demonstrating tool-use and planning. That moment in time (or moments) represented a shift in consciousness that, ultimately, led to the cutting edges of technology we use today.

In a real sense, it took intelligence and creativity to not see a rock and to, instead, see a missile. In that context, yes, it was an invention.

Why have you asked people to share their ideas when you've dismissed or scorned their ideas? Maybe you should have just told us all what YOU have already decided?


Couldn't agree with you more! Every single reply I have read so far has been met with the OP knocking everyone's post for some reason or another.

What is the point of of asking if you are just going to try and argue a reason why it's not the best invention.

It is an opinion, no?

on this thread.




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