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 one of Man's greatest achievements alright. When they thought the impossible was possible, those people traveled through space itself and landed themselves on a whole different world - our 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!

There are no words to express how stupendous this achievement was. What an adventure!

200 years ago if you told a person we did the other things on the list people would say, "I can believe that". 200 years ago if you told a person we would walk on the moon they would think you were insane.

It is such a great accomplishment some people do not believe that we have walked on the Moon because they think it is an impossible thing to do.

2 Created Electronic Devices

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

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

Electronic devices now make up a huge part of the lives for the majority of the world. First radios, telephones, following that, we got televisions and mobile phones and now we're at computers, smartphones and the internet. Electricity also provides us lots of interesting technology such as space travel/exploration, special medication methods. Electricity made communication miles easier and opened up countless branches of entertainment.

How do you think we got to the moon

3 Mastered Flight

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

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.

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

4 Domesticated Fire

One of our earliest creations, it separated us from the animals.

Without this man would not have evolved to use the brain to its potential

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.

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

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

Who knew a few lines in an odd design could have the power to change our world...

We are able to code; it's the base for everything else.

6 Created Photography

Photography is the underdog of man's creations. While it may not seem as significant as walking on the moon or, achieving flight, photography allows us to make moments in time, timeless. Photos of landmarks, photos of love, even capturing the vastness of the universe for us to finally behold. Not only is it an important advancement, it's important to our culture; our history.

Truly, a remarkable thing that we often take for granted.

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

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

I don't know

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.

Ditto _ man's greatest achievement

These are the greatest achievements in human history.

8 Theory of Evolution

This one does not deserve to be among all the greatest accomplishments. We were created by God!

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

A theory which explained our complicated root with basic cause-effect relationships. A true masterpiece of humanity.

This one needs to not be on this list. What has it done, other than lead many away from the saving grace of Our Lord?

9 Created Music

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

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

This would be one of my top 3's, along with language/writing and the invention of electronic devices.

Music is one of the most unexplainable thing ; a sequence of sounds that brings you joy.

10 Developed Vaccines

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

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

This is the number one achievement of people

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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

The greatest communication tool ever devised!

12 Created Nuclear Weapons

Can't you see?
The only thing that preventing WW3 IS 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

This should be off the list because nuclear weapons are so deadly and are part of wars

13 Won an Argument with His Wife

I am skeptical that this has actually ever happened.

I really don't think this ever happened. We need proof. I have never heard of someone that can do this miraculous feat.

Video or it never happened

She will only tell everyone she let you win...

14 Language

Without language we would still be nothing more than smart apes.

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.

Language is the single most important technological leap for mankind. It dwarfs all others in comparison. And how mysterious and powerful it is to be able to take an abstract concept and implant that in the mind of another. It's an incredible feat when you think about it. It borders on being a metaphysical force.

Language an entire list of words,sentences,phrases and whole lot of grammar made up of strange sounds from our mouth have the power to express ourselves and others. Without language we would have been prisoners in our minds. Without Language creative writing wouldn't be possible nor would be Internet. What would our thoughts be like if we did not know any language? We even think in a certain language (that's what I think).

15 Conquering Mt Everest

The greatest achievement by climbing the biggest mountain in the world


16 Eradicated Small Pox

So epic. The eradication of smallpox shows that the might and intelligence of humanity can, when united against a common enemy, prevail

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

17 Created the Wheel

The first steps to moving rapidly to where we want to be and where what we wanted to be was. A critical milestone for setting milestones.

I think this this is important

Wheel improved the transport of things, so improved the commerce and the progress of the humanity.

A wheel is in a lot of things

18 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

I'm the fastest person in the world. I finisdhed d beep twest

19 Periodic Table of the Elements

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

Most important

Finally unlocked the fundamentals of chemistry.

Huge amount of time, hard work, reasearch and knowledge, all in an elegant table, a masterpiece.

20 Mapped the Human Genome

The manipulation of genes is the future of medicine.

Big old black one

21 Discovery of Mathematics

Without that we would have limited abstraction capability.

We created something that enables us to grasp truth. This allows us to explore the universe without using our senses. Mathematics was one of the first creations of humans that exists beyond a physical world.

As Rutherford said; "When you can express something quantitatively you can say you know something about it and that covers music, the arts, and all the sciences."

Fundamental to all science.

22 Invented the Printing Press

Finally books could be owned by someone who wasn't wealthy and knowledge could spread widely.

This has changed the history of the whole world. Without the Printing Press, the Bible, and several other books and works would never be in the hands of simple civilians.

The invention of the printing press was extremely important.

"Very, very important"

23 Made a Sheep Clone

Then it died soon after

I want to know how they do that though

24 Phone
25 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!

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