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Greatest Discoveries and Inventions Which Changed Mankind

Updated on September 28, 2010

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions Which Changed Mankind

Throughout the history of mankind people take center stage, of course, because we are the ones who can change, analyze and will make our world a better place to live. We are also the ones who can destroy it. I have listed some of the discoveries, inventions, philosophies, philosophers, events which change the humankind. They are not necessarily in historical orders and importance: The birth of philosophical thinkers like Aristotle and Plato and their thoughts rule the old world.

The rise of Protestantism as a religion

Philosophers and different philosophies, religion emerges like Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, and Islam.

The discovery of Galileo,Galilei : The telescope (this is very important because they discover the milky way and proved that the earth is not the center of the Universe). Nobody knows who really invented the telescope but Galileo Galilei made great improvements in the technology. His first construction was a three power instrument, which he quickly improved to eight, twenty and then thirty power. Galileo disproved that the earth is the center of the Universe and it made him a heretic.

The invention of electricity

The invention of wheel

The invention of airplane etc.

Food fermentation and refrigerator

The birth of capitalism and socialism, currency, trade etc.

THE AGE OF REASON: It was during these era (15th to 19th century), that knowledge flourish because of different philosophical thinkers. Music and arts abound during these times. Even the greatest poets, artists and painters were born during the Renaissance period like Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Beethoven etc.

Evolution theory: That we came from monkeys, and we are continuously evolving, perfecting ourselves.

Philosophers and statesmen were born like Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Churchill, Hitler, Lincoln, Washington, Mandela, Mao Zedong which change the world view and the world.

Birth of medicine: antibiotic and penicillin, vaccines for tetanus, polio, diphtheria, pertussis etc. It clearly extend the life expectancy of people.

The invention of steam engine

World War I and II

The First step in the moon

IN 1945, the United Nation was first came in to being to facilitate cooperation among nations after the two world wars. The objective is for equality and achieving world peace.

The modern world discoveries: satellite, telephone (cell phone), television which makes life easier. (This is due in part to the discovery of the fiber optic technology and satellites).

Internet technology: I separated these from the above discoveries (modern discoveries). Internet technology clearly make life became easier, we can explore the world while seating, communicate where ever we are, pay bills online too. It also affects our social life in the greatest way.

There are future challenges in the area of medicines, vaccines and cure for HIV/AIDS, cancer and the swine flu. We hope we can still live by then when the discovery happens.


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      6 years ago

      its general info.the first commenter said right...just take a single event and elaborate by summing up...good job...keep away....

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      8 years ago

      what about Tabasco sauce

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      9 years ago from US

      to maven101:

      thank you so much for your time reading my hubs Larry , I will take your comments into consideration, I need time to read more about this, so I can write it piecemeal.

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      9 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Interesting sweep of human history...a task much too large for a single Hub...Try taking one section at a time, go into depth more, and present as a series of hubs...Keep writing, just simplify and zero in on one aspect of history at a time...Thanks for this...Larry


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