What do you think has been the most important advancement in human history?

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  1. hockey8mn profile image82
    hockey8mnposted 5 years ago

    What do you think has been the most important advancement in human history?

  2. JKenny profile image91
    JKennyposted 5 years ago

    Agriculture, definitely. If it had never been invented, we'd still be living as hunter gatherers. Although I wouldn't mind so much, at least we'd be living on a cleaner, more fertile planet. But yes, without agriculture the world we know today wouldn't exist.

    1. hockey8mn profile image82
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, but a lot of people (maybe not a lot) argue that it is the worst thing that ever happened.  However, without agriculture, we wouldn't have complex societies with specialist workers.

    2. purnimamoh1982 profile image78
      purnimamoh1982posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree with you; Agriculture is a significant advancement in the evolution of civilisation. Just a curiosity on your realisation.... Would you   then be so wise about making so clear distinction between cleaner planet and the present???

  3. Petra Vlah profile image59
    Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago

    first was using the fire and than inventing the wheel

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Developing the ability to think and conceptualize.

    1. hockey8mn profile image82
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I will play devils advocate here and say isn't that what makes us human?  So is that an advancement in human history or just part of the evolutionary process in creating humans?

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    The question is impossible to answer because each great discovery leads to a greater discovery. Discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel lead to advances in agriculture.

    The discovery of oil gave us the industrial revolution.

    A World War shows us how to harness the power of atomic energy.

    Computer technology put man on the moon and returned him to earth.

    The internet has given us instant communications with almost anybody, anywhere in the world.

    You can ask what was the first great invention or discovery, but the greatest is yet to come.

    1. hockey8mn profile image82
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then couldn't you say the great discovery that leads to what you think the greatest discovery is, is the most important advancement in human history?  Also, I never asked what the first great invention was, but the "most important advancement".

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      Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can take any approach you want.  The wheel was taught in  my school days as the greatest invention. I think it was more of a discovery.

  6. purnimamoh1982 profile image78
    purnimamoh1982posted 4 years ago

    The hub is about evolution of agriculture in the pre-historic era. The hub suggests that agriculture evolved as an effort to generate surplus and to increase food security of the primitive groups. read more

 
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