Man's Greatest Achievements


August 3, 2015 - The greatest things the human race has ever done or made. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

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Traveled to the Moon
This is a feat that will always stand up in history as the most important step in mankind in terms of science and space. If it weren't for the moon landing, we wouldn't be doing research on Mars or be trying to reach other planets now, and this landing has lead to so many new scientific discoveries and possibilities!


Nothing can top this. It's basically traveling to another world, one considered nonexistent a few centuries ago.


An amazing and corageous feat which has not yet been beaten.

2Created Electronic Devices

3Mastered Flight
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings...


Flight for humans is impossible. But we flew anyway.


4Created Photography
To capture the world and keep a scene forever is unearthly.


5Created Writing
Personally I think saying that saying going to the moon was our biggest achievement is a very closed minded thought. Think of it in the big picture, writing is a way to get thoughts on paper, stories, recipes, instructions, letters, nothing would exist in our modern work without the art of writing


6Domesticated Fire
This has to be number 2, it was the thing that started the new era for humans.

7Theories of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
Explains almost all the we see - from galaxies and stars to protons and electrons.
These are the greatest achievements in human history.
Ditto _ man's greatest achievement

8Created Music
It's amazing that we created a rhythm out of mere noises that we dance to.


9Created Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear weapons are risky but on the other hand these weapons are the main reason we have peace now because of the fear of these weapons
A new world war would be way too risky; with such massive weapons, the world would blow each other up.


10Theory of Evolution
Explains the vast diversity of life and connects all living things.

The Contenders

11Developed Vaccines
The ability to save not only humans, but other life forms, from microscopic "devils" is absolutely amazing.


12Found the Higgs Boson

13Created the Internet

14Revived Extinct Species
Dinosaurs and mammoths are forever extinct…right? Well, not if humans are around, they’re not!

15Mapped the Human Genome

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