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The Best Invention of All Time?

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posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 10:29 PM
THe protein engine, which then lead to the invention of humans. Synthetic rubber, because it won WWII for the US, and the US later invented a whole host of cool crap.

posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 10:35 PM
the first few were definitely correct.....duct tape can be used to fix just about every other invention entered in this thread!

of course, i'm just a dumb country boy from georgia, so i'm pretty much biased.

posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 01:55 PM
3) 911 conspiracy theories / a good laugh (amounts to the same thing really)
4) Samarai Testicular Retraction
5) The Welsh Language (its a language that is very healthy for you, every other word clears the phlem from your throat and it is so unsexy you wont catch any veneral diseases because you just wont pull)

6) The Welsh Flag, always makes me laugh. A mythical beast for a mythical country...

*Edit - off topic comments removed

[edit on 11-8-2006 by dbates]

posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 01:59 PM
The wheel.

What is more important then the wheel?

posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 02:09 PM
I live in Los Angeles so for me the best invention of all times comes down to just two words; Air Conditioning.

Greatest invention ever though I'll admit summers make me biased.


posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 05:58 PM
Well, i think the best invention ever would have to be the internal combustion engine. I mean without it, we wouldnt be anywhere close to where we are now. I mean it would take days to travel the distance that we can in a car in a few hours. And not to mention planes? The automobile has to be #1, or verry close behind the wheel(i think the wheel is a creation of nature butt...)

posted on Aug, 10 2006 @ 07:33 PM

posted by Chezz

3. Printing press
[Edited by Don W]

Johannes Gutenberg of Maintz, Germany, invented the printing press in 1440s. Our records are so poorly kept we only know the decade, not the year, day and time. A certain Chinese named Bi Sheng invented movable type in 1048 but there is no evidence that Gutenberg ever heard of it or Mr. Sheng. A Korean named Chwe Yun-Ui invented a printing press in 1234, and a book in the Library of Congress printed on the press is dated at 1377, but again, these inventions did not travel to the West. Gutenberg used both vellum and paper. The Arabs had a paper mill in Baghdad around 794 CE. Vellum was pig skin in the 15th century, but today it is a fine grade of cotton based paper.

Printing enabled the Explosion of Knowledge and the Age of the Enlightenment of which America is the best known product.

posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 07:04 PM
Numbers!! or if u like MATH
wivout it we would'nt kno too much!!

posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:24 PM
I just got one of those scrubbing bubbles automatic shower cleaner things and have to say that while it may not be the greatest invention of all time, this thing is freaking fantastic.

Anyone whose spent a sunday scrubbing their shower grout should buy one of these bad boys immediately.

No I do not work for the scrubbing bubbles people.


posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:26 PM
I would have to say that it's the wheel.

For those who think it's duct tape, or duck tape, here's the following:

[edit on 2006/8/16 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 02:00 PM
Greatest invention.


posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 02:08 PM

posted on Aug, 18 2006 @ 12:24 AM

i'm sorry, i just cant help myself.....youre in mississipi, and your avatar is a "half crazed mississipi squirrel"....hilarious!

(for you yankees that dont get the joke, google ray stevens).

posted on Aug, 18 2006 @ 03:34 AM

Originally posted by iCEdTenG
What do you believe to be the best invention of all time?

[edit on 27-5-2006 by iCEdTenG]

Personally, the implied lever.

If you think about the implications:
Tensil strength,
Pulley systems,
Transistor manufacturing,
to name a few.

posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 06:06 AM

Originally posted by mrwupy
Without a doubt the greatest creation of mankind is the written word. Before that knowledge was passed word of mouth. With the invention of the writtten word knowledge began to accumulate and libriaries were born. As knowledge began to build it lead to the world we live in today.


I would like to go a little further than just the written word, and add communication and language in general. Yes, the written word was without a doubt one of the greatest inventions of all times, but i think far more exists to language both written and verbal, than always meets the eye.

I believe the systems of control and the subliminality of language may be side-effects of language. And for this reason i think language itself is the greatest invention.

Communication is key

So which was the greater invention? The key that is communication, or the lock? Perhaps both were balanced in their importance.

Incidently i mention the "subliminality" of language because i believe it exists. Everything man creates is created of a mind that does not act as one. As though we somehow have programming that prevents our own mind as acting as one consciously aware mind. If our minds create anything, it stands to reason that perhaps everything we create also has at the very least dual meanings. Since we are not aware what our subconscious mind is doing consciously, would we consciously be aware of the impact upon all we make, create, invent, etc. in regards to the affect our subconscious mind has on all of it?

posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 01:24 PM
The best invention has not yet been invented.

posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 05:45 PM
The transistor...

It's the base for the Digital revolution, I might be biased but then again I doubt few things have had an impact of these magnitude

posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 05:57 PM
the best inventions ever are the ones we'll never see, the gov will lock it all away at area 51

posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 11:03 PM
women, and my left and right ambidextrous.. and of course porn

posted on Aug, 19 2006 @ 11:06 PM
has anyone mentioned this website? ats is an invention too. i think its a great one!

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