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31-10-2012, 06:37 PM
Putting on my serious face. Open historical debate.
Alright, I think this is as good a place as any to pose a question I've been sitting on for the last week.

Open to one person I'm not really fused who as long as they have half a brain.

The question is; what moment in history had the greatest impact on humanity

Not "ww1/2" not "the Renascence period", I'm talking 1 very specific moment in history, a particular battle a particular execution etc...

IMO, the moment that had the greatest impact on humanity was on July 2nd 1698.
The day Thomas Savery patented the worlds first commercial steam engine.

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31-10-2012, 06:51 PM
RE: Putting on my serious face. Open historical debate.
(31-10-2012 06:37 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Alright, I think this is as good a place as any to pose a question I've been sitting on for the last week.

Open to one person I'm not really fused who as long as they have half a brain.

The question is; what moment in history had the greatest impact on humanity

Not "ww1/2" not "the Renascence period", I'm talking 1 very specific moment in history, a particular battle a particular execution etc...

IMO, the moment that had the greatest impact on humanity was on July 2nd 1698.
The day Thomas Savery patented the worlds first commercial steam engine.

I"m gonna say it hasn't happened yet. It will happen sometime in the next 100 years. That day will be the day that an implanted piece of machine technology (computer chip), is placed, and interacts with human brains, and astronomically increases human intelligence capacity.

If I have to pick a past event, I would agree with your's, or I would say the cluster of discovery events surrounding atomic energy/nature of subatomic matter in the 20th Century.

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31-10-2012, 06:59 PM
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(31-10-2012 06:51 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(31-10-2012 06:37 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Alright, I think this is as good a place as any to pose a question I've been sitting on for the last week.

Open to one person I'm not really fused who as long as they have half a brain.

The question is; what moment in history had the greatest impact on humanity

Not "ww1/2" not "the Renascence period", I'm talking 1 very specific moment in history, a particular battle a particular execution etc...

IMO, the moment that had the greatest impact on humanity was on July 2nd 1698.
The day Thomas Savery patented the worlds first commercial steam engine.

I"m gonna say it hasn't happened yet. It will happen sometime in the next 100 years. That day will be the day that an implanted piece of machine technology (computer chip), is placed, and interacts with human brains, and astronomically increases human intelligence capacity.

If I have to pick a past event, I would agree with your's, or I would say the cluster of discovery events surrounding atomic energy/nature of subatomic matter in the 20th Century.

Yeah I was referring to past events. Future events is an entirely different ball game.

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Though interesting that you should mention Ernest Rutherford, the man who split the atom. Did you know he was a New Zealander? Just like to throw that around whenever I get the chance. Drinking Beverage

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01-11-2012, 02:48 AM
RE: Putting on my serious face. Open historical debate.
D'huh!

God creating the Garden of Eden.

Obviously.

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01-11-2012, 02:54 AM
RE: Putting on my serious face. Open historical debate.
(31-10-2012 06:59 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  IYeah I was referring to past events. Future events is an entirely different ball game.

Does this apply to time travelers who go back in time? Because I would say time travel would be, or is, or used to be the greatest impact on humanity or so I've heard or will hear of. We will be able to confirm the biblical stories. Or we could have already confirmed the biblical stories in the past from the future. Actually, I am a time traveler from the future. Just got back from the moment of creation and, oh boy, God is pissed at you guys.
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01-11-2012, 06:02 AM
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Idk if it's in all history, but for the modern west world.. I would argue strongly for:

The beheading of Charles I.

This was the start of pushing off that stupid idea of accepting the kinds authority because... The king was anointed by God. Well man killed the one appointed and terror didn't unleash. It greatly influenced the rise of the enlightenment among the brits and French. I can't think of a bigger impact off the top of by head.

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01-11-2012, 06:13 AM
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(01-11-2012 06:02 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I can't think of a bigger impact off the top of by head.

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01-11-2012, 06:30 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2012 07:00 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Putting on my serious face. Open historical debate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutions_of_Clarendon

I like the Charles 1 idea, re "divine right of kings", but I bet close inspection would find a long series of preceding events, which allowed for that.

I like the Constitutions of Clarendon. (1164) It was an early attempt, before Henry VIII to curb the power of the church, long before the Reformation. It proves the forces in history were already operational to do that, and the idea had taken root in English brains. Becket never did sign them, (the supposed "saint" Thomas said he would, so Henry allowed him to return to England from France), then he refused after he got back, thus proving bad faith, and that the saint was an ambitious liar. Seems an important turning point we don't often hear about. It proves the idea of "evil priests" and the need to curb them was already operational in human thought in the West.

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01-11-2012, 06:54 AM
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I'm going to go with the 1858 paper by Darwin & Wallace on natural selection.

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01-11-2012, 07:05 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2012 07:09 AM by Bucky Ball.)
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Maybe the germ theory of disease ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germ_theory_of_disease : 1700
Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Atomic Theory, (Daulton) : about 1800

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