The British never achieved anything of value in their entire history before 1500

Linschoten

Ad Honoris
Aug 2010
16,218
Welsh Marches
Britain had no civilisation at all prior to 1500
Does one really need to respond to idiocies of this kind? :zany:

Is it me, or is this place going downhill? We used to have many more posters who were worth engaging in discussion. This kind of thread is just a waste of time, reducing the forum to the kind of exchanges that one finds in youtube comments. If trolling like this has attracted 6000 visitors in a short space of time, I suppose the approach is justified in the eyes of the OP.
 
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sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
5,368
Sydney
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it's not as simple as that
Greco ,Roman ,Medieval History are the very root of the industrial age
when Korean bride wear white ( the traditional color of mourning ) at their wedding
while the groom go for the full penguin suit ,
it demonstrate something .
a culture has dominated the military , political , academic and administrative fields
and is a universal reference

young Chinese eat pizza and go into digital media
while Japanese admirals ponder the subtle intricacies of missile strikes

by itself this would indicate the various importance of understanding the roots of this phenomena
and those roots are European
 
Nov 2017
866
Győr
Laughable title and first post.

I consider the pre-plague (pre 1348) England much more important country, than the Elisabeth I era England by economic and military sense too. It had stronger military (not navy but field army power) and much larger population (in a comparison with the total contemporary European population)
 
Mar 2018
145
Canada
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it's not as simple as that
Greco ,Roman ,Medieval History are the very root of the industrial age
when Korean bride wear white ( the traditional color of mourning ) at their wedding
while the groom go for the full penguin suit ,
it demonstrate something .
a culture has dominated the military , political , academic and administrative fields
and is a universal reference

young Chinese eat pizza and go into digital media
while Japanese admirals ponder the subtle intricacies of missile strikes

by itself this would indicate the various importance of understanding the roots of this phenomena
and those roots are European
Those European powers conquered the world with gunpowder. Which is a Chinese invention. As for missiles, they came from rockets. That is an Indian invention. Digital media depends on computers that operate on binary numbers - 0 and 1. Indians discovered 0, and the decimal system. As for pizza, tomatoes came from South America.

Many of the scientific discoveries of Greece came from Mesopotamia. For example, the Pythagorean Theorem was actually discovered in Mesopotamia a thousand years before him.
 
Nov 2017
866
Győr
Those European powers conquered the world with gunpowder. Which is a Chinese invention. As for missiles, they came from rockets. That is an Indian invention. Digital media depends on computers that operate on binary numbers - 0 and 1. Indians discovered 0, and the decimal system. As for pizza, tomatoes came from South America.

Many of the scientific discoveries of Greece came from Mesopotamia. For example, the Pythagorean Theorem was actually discovered in Mesopotamia a thousand years before him.

The Rocket and gunpowder did not come from India, but from China. Zero was "invented" in many places independently. Read about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0


Digital computers were invented by Hungarians in the US. Like the Hungarian founder of Intel, or the Hungarian mathematician János (John) Neumann. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann

The eastern world did not give any really important invention or any contribution or ideas in science and technology for the humankind since the late 13th century.
 
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Mar 2018
145
Canada
The Rocket and gunpowder did not come from India, but from China. Zero was "invented" in many places independently. Read about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0


Digital computers were invented by Hungarians in the US. Like the Hungarian founder of Intel, or the Hungarian mathematician János (John) Neumann. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann

The eastern world did not give any really important invention or any contribution or ideas in science and technology for the humankind since the late 13th century.

"It was considered that the earliest text to use a decimal place-value system, including a zero, is the Lokavibhāga, a Jain text on cosmology surviving in a medieval Sanskrit translation of the Prakrit original, which is internally dated to AD 458 (Saka era 380). In this text, śūnya ("void, empty") is also used to refer to zero.[28]"


As for rockets:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congreve_rocket

Here is an Eastern World Contribution:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala_School_of_Astronomy_and_Mathematics

"The Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics was a school of mathematics and astronomy founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama in Kerala, India, which included among its members: Parameshvara, Neelakanta Somayaji, Jyeshtadeva, Achyuta Pisharati, Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri and Achyuta Panikkar. The school flourished between the 14th and 16th centuries and the original discoveries of the school seems to have ended with Narayana Bhattathiri (1559–1632). In attempting to solve astronomical problems, the Kerala school independently created a number of important mathematics concepts. Their most important results—series expansion for trigonometric functions—were described in Sanskrit verse in a book by Neelakanta called Tantrasangraha, and again in a commentary on this work, called Tantrasangraha-vakhya, of unknown authorship. The theorems were stated without proof, but proofs for the series for sine, cosine, and inverse tangent were provided a century later in the work Yuktibhasa (c. 1500 – c. 1610), written in Malayalam, by Jyesthadeva, and also in a commentary on Tantrasangraha.[1]

Their work, completed two centuries before the invention of calculus in Europe, provided what is now considered the first example of a power series (apart from geometric series).[2] However, they did not formulate a systematic theory of differentiation and integration, nor is there any direct evidence of their results being transmitted outside Kerala.[3][4][5][6]"
 

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
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T'Republic of Yorkshire
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