a reply to: makemap
Your about 28 percent right (if you remember many of the US inventors were actually European's), if you were to cheat and say that Britain was
actually really america which it is not - but in some way's may as well be - then you would bump that to about 68 percent right, if you then say that
since some part's of the US still speak French that France too was really part of the US (Which it definitely is not and had it's democratic
revolution before the US was even on the drawing board) then you would be someone over 85 percent right.
Train's - Great Britain two different inventor's and perhaps really only one with the idea perhaps borrowed by the other guy, officially GEORGE
STEPHENSON (a very well to do member of the British middle class at the time) but also at the same time there was a Cornish gentleman by the name of
Richard Trevithik whom grew up illiterate and was self educated, he actually preceded Stephenson with the actual steam engine but for mining purposes
and there was the real inventor of the Steam Engine though Stephenson can lay claim to the Train itself which of course is the ANCESTOR of the motor
vehicle so are they REALLY separate invention's.
**edit nearly forgot look up Heron of Alexandria, coin operated machines and steam powers doors? - about 1800 years or so ago.
Of course we CAN push it back even further to Heron of Alexandria and still further to toy's made by the ancient Greek's that were steam powered.
Also Amber which the Greek's knew of and how they could generate static electricity from it by rubbing it though they did not understand it is the
actual origin of the Term Electricity and Electron's, in ancient Greek the name for Amber is ELEKTROS which was linked with the primitive alchemical
understanding of static electricity before modern science was born/reborn.
Also remember that if not understanding at least knowledge of Electricity and even the BATTERY may go a very long way's back indeed to the same
classical world if a little further east with the infamous Baghdad battery and many artifact's in museum's potentially having been electroplated using
these battery's (there is also the un-rusted blade found near to the terracotta warrior's that may also have used this in China as it seem's to have a
micron thick layer of Chromium plate over the blade and when found was still sharp enough to cut a silk kerchief even after over 2000 years under the
ground in damp soil.
Jet Engine - it was actually Frank Whittle whom invented it before the Jerry's got there inferior engine (they had a better air frame though).
The Manhattan project - atomic bomb's.
The World Leader (some dispute as we did hit there heavy water plant but there are claim's ranging from the Jerry's being anywhere between six
month's to two years behind) was the UK but we did not have the resources to properly fund the research, after the US finally came in WE the British
sent our scientist's and there research over to the states were Oppenheimer whom was nevertheless a genius level scientist was placed in Charge of the
SHARED effort to develop the Atom bomb - helped greatly by the sudden availability of ALL the resources the scientists needed to proceed with there
development's - but prior to this infusion of British Know HOW the State's had been many years behind the Jerry's.
Blast Furnace, another great British Invention or was it - actually the Chinese had water powered - water wheel's driving the bellow's, blast
furnaces as long ago as the seventh century AD and perhaps even before?.
Ship to Ship Missile's, guess what China again they had them at least over 500 years ago and were basically firework's designed to burn other
Napalm, perhaps better than we have today GREEK FIRE.
Computer's - Bletchely park in the UK we created them to break the German Enigma encryption so first Electronic computer of our age.
But of course analogue computers go right back in human history and there is the incredibly complex Antikethera mechanism for one found on the ruin's
of a Greek ship.
Degaussing technology to demagnetize a ship and make it invisible to magnetic mine's - the BRITISH again.
Radar - Yep the Brit's again though at the same time the Jerry's created there own independently though it was an inferior system to our's at
Most of the invention's accredited to the state's also are in dispute, many of them also had inventors at or around the same time in European
country's and many of those inventions also had ancestors dating back to unknown inventors in ancient history.
Here is a case on point, internal combustion engine and this is a rather limited view of the matter as it is a type of invention that may have been
reinvented many time's over.
Factory's those dark Satanic Mill's, well look to the British Industrial Revolution which also sparked the first modern urbanization.
Skyscrapers - look to the war-torn country of Yemen - they may be made of adobe like material but damn if they don't like like ancient
Just a few more tidbit's the Telephone, officially a Scot invented it but there is some very valid claim that he did not, so Bell was probably NOT
the inventor of the telephone.
The US still has sameul Morse, Morse code ...---...
You do also have Marconi (he built upon Faraday's work - Faraday was a Brit) though there is in his case also some dispute and remember Tesla was
from eastern Europe as well.
So REALLY what did the US invent?.
I mean ACTUALLY Invent.
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