Man's Greatest Achievements

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

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.

We sent men to the moon, with the help of a computer that was less powerful than a graphing calculator.

The single greates achievemnt of humans. Ever. Of the top 10 list of great achievements, the top 6 is the 6 moon landings. Period.

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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

This should be no. 1. It has helped the people get to the moon which means man on the moon wouldn't have been no. 1 if for the creation of electronic devices.

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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.

While all these other discoveries are amazing nothing compares to this, without fire we as a species do not start living past the age of 30, we cannot create civilization and we cannot banish the dark starting to take control of our fears of what goes the night

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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

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.


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 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

It is the reason I can do this right now

I think internet is the greatest achieve ment...
And please share it to fb and other social networking for better opinnion..

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12 Created 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. - 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.

Without language all the items on the list could not have been created or expressed!

14 Conquering Mt Everest

The greatest achievement by climbing the biggest mountain in the world

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15 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.

16 Mapped the Human Genome

The manipulation of genes is the future of medicine.

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18 Found the Higgs Boson

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

VJ Tauli is the fastest person in the world

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.

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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