Man's Greatest Achievements

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The greatest things the human race has ever done or made.

The Top Ten

1 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! - Mousike

This was by far and away the most extraordinary achievement of all time. This was pre main stream run of the mill technology. This was ground breaking ingenuity of the greatest kind back then, highlighting the real strive to achieve something of a higher plane that man had not sought achieve before. A great achievement never to be surpassed!

Apollo 11 was the greatest achievements by the human race, it showed us what we could really do when we as a nation and as a species tried.

No question, moon landing is far and away #1!

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2 Created Electronic Devices

How do you think we got to the moon

Without electrnic devices, we would never have made it to the moon.

Yeah, I agree to that. This is the perfect reason that why this item shouldn't be ahead of "travelled to the moon" - Neeoo

Great thing, and also wifi

Human didn't do in 200000 Year which is already done in 100 Years with the help of Electricity it boosted the technology and research to an endless level.

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3 Domesticated Fire

Helped us cook food, making it easier for us to get more glucose to the brain - thereby enlarging our brains by about 2 times of the next million years - and this is when human being unleashed the creative energy from their brains to discover, invent (and sometimes destroy) all the things attributed to humans.

It's the pillar of creation, same for stone tools.

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

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there's vomit on his sweater already mom's sphagetti.

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4 Mastered Flight

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

Great technological invention, and even by 2015, perhaps the grestest, but not the greatest of all human inventions - ability to enlarge our brains, describe and peer into atomic level structures helped us discover and invent all that we see - medicine, materials, electronics, etc. Etc.

Flight for humans is impossible. But we flew anyway. - emraldYE

Creating something so big such as the Hindenburg using hydrogen as a flight source is really hard

5 Created Writing

Writing is the sole reason that mankind has been able to accumulate knowledge. The limits of oral language becomes quite evident when death comes for all of us. There is also a limit to the quantity of knowledge we can hold, compute, and comprehend within our heads. Abstract thinking is much less efficient when it comes to creating formulas and logical statements. Writing has also allowed us to generalize variations within many fields, especially mathematics and sequences, consequently leading to the discovery/creation of calculus. In short, all of the other achievements listed here would have been impossible or significantly more difficult without the creation of 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 - Waser12345

6 Created Photography

To capture the world and keep a scene forever is unearthly. - emraldYE

Photography developed into bird watching, pornography, records of human history, videos, movies, illustrated books, printing and presentation(e.g graphs)

7 Theories of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

How can someone not agree with this, all the objects in the universe can be explained using these theories. Moreover, the future would be based on it, remember teleportation and Quantum Computing? All the above are daily objects which make man's life simple, but did you figuire out how to explain them in the scale of subatomic particles, these theories help you, though there might be loop joles which would be solved in the future.

Explains almost all the we see - from galaxies and stars to protons and electrons.

These are the greatest achievements in human history.

Newton beats eunstein

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8 Created Music

It's amazing that we created a rhythm out of mere noises that we dance to. - emraldYE

Dude without music I would have gone crazy and our whole society would be changed.

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life

It tiz the best and I love ma guitar so that means it is good

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9 Theory of Evolution

Compared to so many other things this is huge! An explanation of how we came into being, if you combine it with natural selection it also becomes possible to manipulate evolution

This is biggest achievement by humans...This should be at number 1 Position

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

10 Developed Vaccines

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

I wonder whether most of us living today would have been living today if not for vaccines.

Vaccines are the man-made mechanism to make humans into super humans

The Newcomers

? Reaching the South Pole

The Contenders

11 Created the Internet

Definitely number one. Without the Internet we wouldn't be able to communicate with the other side of the world cheaply, quickly and decisively.

I want who is the founder of Internet

Probably a brit they invented everything

I love internet

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12 Created Nuclear Weapons

Man stumbled upon atomic power and fashioned it into nuclear weapons which possess the capacity to destroy every living thing in their path. Nothing man has done is more significant to the future of this world and its inhabitants.

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. - emraldYE

13 Language

Language is very important because it's how we communicate. It blows my mind how we came up with an entire language from nothing and that we have so many.

We're the only animal which can name everything it sees and knows about. Evolutionary progress isn't that much of an achievement, though.

Just imagine a world without language, we wouldn't have been able to do anything great!

How is this not number 1?

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14 Conquering Mt Everest

The greatest achievement by climbing the biggest mountain in the world

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15 Found the Higgs Boson

Was he lost? Where was he hiding?

That's not true usane bolt is the fastest that's what everyone els says

VJ Tauli is the fastest person in the world

16 Created the Wheel

I think this this is important

IT IS GOOD

FIRST INVENTION EVER.

17 Eradicated Small Pox

This must be the biggest achievement of the twentieth century.To completely eradicate a disease which killed so many people,it's got to be a greater achievement than landing on the moon.

Going to the moon was just 1 nation flexing its muscles to show off to another nation. To tackle smallpox all people around the world had to cooperate to banish a small piece of evil from the land.
Eridacating smallpox was all of man working together to be the best that we could

18 Mapped the Human Genome

The manipulation of genes is the future of medicine.

19 Created the Television

Man has achieved far more mind boggling tasks then creating the television...yes it's used everyday for very necessary things such as information (news) and leisure but millions of years and the countless amount of people who have walked the earth and the ideas that have been thought/brought to life television doesn't ranked among the top 20. What about the creation of the 12 month calander? It's amazing how man with technology nothing like we see today was able to develop a time clock and determine how many days it took days it takes for the earth to rotate the sun is just amazing.

If I went back in time knowing what I know now I think I could come up with the lightbulb, radio, and even powered flight but television? Truly the most complex and important human achievement next to going to the moon.
Philo Farnsworth is my hero!

20 Periodic Table of the Elements

Got to know about atoms and how to manipulate them before you can reach the moon.

Yeah the first priority id to know 'bout the matter around u. - Neeoo

I think this is really intresting

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