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Old November 9th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #1

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Lightbulb What is the leading event in History?


I am interest to know what is the most important event in history, that make s you think about it and say yes- that was very important...


The all answer s will be correct, becouse it is your opinion...

Ok I will start, to my mind the most important evet is the inovation of the medicaments that can heal the tuberculosis, if this cure was not invent I was not here right now, becouse I were realy hard sick with this deadly disease in 2000 year...
The cure against tuberculosis was achieved in 1944.y. by, Selman A. Waksman but the first steps in this inovation was made in 1888.y.

Also I think that the all medicine mirracles are important to all mankind...
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Old November 9th, 2012, 07:57 AM   #2

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Old November 9th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #3

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Pinning one event as the most significant in history is impossible. There have been too many big ones.

If I had to name one I would probably say the invention of Gutenberg's printing press. Without widespread literacy and all that that implies, ALL subsequent events would have unfolded quite differently.
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Going back to the theme of the OP, two people can conceivably claim to have saved the most lives in human history - Norman Borlaug, who created disease resistant wheat varieties, and Edward Jenner, who discovered vaccination.

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The printing press was important, but so too was the invention of the internet, which allows the mass and rapid sharing of ideas. What may have taken months or years to spread can now take root in hours or days.
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Going back to the theme of the OP, two people can conceivably claim to have saved the most lives in human history - Norman Borlaug, who created disease resistant wheat varieties, and Edward Jenner, who discovered vaccination.

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The printing press was important, but so too was the invention of the internet, which allows the mass and rapid sharing of ideas. What may have taken months or years to spread can now take root in hours or days.
But would ANY of that have been possible without wide-spread literacy?
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Old November 9th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #6

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But would ANY of that have been possible without wide-spread literacy?
It depends to an extent what you mean by widespread literacy. Even without the printing press, literacy was within the grasp of the middle and upper classes. But putting education within the reach of the population as a whole significantly increases the likelihood of these things being invented.

I agree, the printing press is a seminal event, but all of these things are built on top of one another. You could, for example, say that without the invention of writing, the transmission of knowledge from one generation to another would have been much more difficult.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #9

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A not conventional thought.

Understanding the transmission of rotatory and non linear motion.

From wheel to screw [without them press wouldn't exist ... just to say], to be able to transmit kinetic energy not only in a direct and straight way has enlarged a lot the horizon of human life.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #10

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It would be hard to just pick one event, I suppose I would select the moment that the first humans transitioned from hunter-gatherers to farmers. I'd say that was the most momentus event in all of human history in that it laid down the foundations for civilization.

If humanity ever becomes a truly space-faring civilization, I'm sure future generations will look back on Sputnik and the Apollo 8 and 11 missions (and a manned Mars mission) as having the same level of importance.
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