The discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid double helix structure and subsequent impact on genetic science. It's completely transformed our understanding of much of biology and, most importantly, given us the key to unlock the information that demonstrates not only that evolution is true but to understand and describe with incredible precision exactly how it works - and so much more. It has to be DNA.
Electricity. Without electricity, we would have been living without the gadgets and computers we have today.
Probably metallurgy--the discovery that mixing iron with a little tin will make bronze and that mixing iron with a little carbon will make steel. Warfare, conquest, the migration of tribes, and the creation of nation-states and empires were based off of those discoveries for about 2,500 years. Elecrticity has only been really used for about 140 years and can be wiped out by a well-placed solar flare. Modern medicine has only been around more or less for 200 years and is easily subject to being lost to anti-intellectuallism and religion. Nuclear energy, around for only 70 years, can cause mass extinctions and the end of civilization.
by John Harper7 years ago
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by Rebecca Graf8 years ago
If you could make one scientific discovery that would shake science and make your name a household name, what would it be?
by Alan20 months ago
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by KrystalD4 years ago
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by Sychophantastic3 years ago
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by Deena6 years ago
What do you think is the greatest discovery ever?
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