Here is my list. I'm not convinced on the order, and I feel like I am probably missing some super important ones:
1. Inception of writing
2. Invention of printing press
3. Scientific Revolution
4. Modern medicine
5. Inception of agriculture
6. Emergence of the internet
7. The Magna Carta
8. The Greek Classical Era
9. Contributions of Isaac Newton to science and math
10. 20th century Civil Rights movements
1. The use of fire.
2. The use of clothing.
3. The diaspora from Africa.
4. The invention of agriculture, perhaps, though it may also be on the other list (http://www.hubski.com/pub?id=1852).
5. The invention of writing.
6. The development of artificial fertiliser (again, this could easily be on the other).
8. The Enlightenment.
9. Epigamic differentiation (love).
10. Nuclear fusion, hopefully.
And because of 2001: A Space Odyssey. http://youtu.be/xd3-1tcOthg?t=50s
The first one is perspective. And I mean this in two ways. Perspective in art, of course, because we discovered how to capture the world not just symbolically but how it actually is, in all its depth and variety. And perspective in philosophy: the sense of empathy and understanding that comes with the realization that each person experiences his own pain and pleasure, and that collectively we have positive and negative effects on each other's lives.
The second one, which may be tangentially related to the first, is optic technology: inventions like the microscope, the telescope and the camera -- devices which allow us to discover and experience our universe in new ways, and which lead directly or indirectly to developments in medicine, biology, astronomy, physics, space exploration and much more. Satellite photography and telescopic imaging in particular gives us a much grander sense of the size and scope of the universe and gave us images such as Pale Blue Dot, which of course directly inspired the admirable Dr. Carl Sagan to write the iconic book of the same name.
1> The idea that rights are inherent and protected by government, not bestowed by it.
2> That man and god do not require an intermediary
3> Discovery of the scientific method
4> Development of Romantic love
5> Alcohol (see <4>)
6> Games: Sports, board
7> Practical math - bookkeeping to calculus
8> Written history
9> Orderly cultivation - plants and animals
10> Birth Control
I believe order is relatively unimportant when you're condensing a few millenia into a list of 10 things. :-)
1. Beatlemania 2. Analog Recording 3. Analog Film 4. Recreation/Invention of Sport (with a heavy emphasis on hockey) 5. Distillation of spirits 6. Language -both spoken and written 7. Visual Art 8. Use of Instrumentation 9. Architecture 10. Engineering
I think if the Greeks would have had place value math, then calculus would have been discovered in the time of Archimedes, as he dabbled in limits, but didn't have the right tools to really investigate them extensively.
- Therefore, a number system is invented (I think in this case numbers and how they relate to one another are axiomatic), and everything that follows is discovered.
I'll buy that. However, you might then say that it was language that was invented, and then numbers were discovered.
BTW, nice link there.
You can count to 144 easily using your hands - thus the importance of "gross" in every society.
There are several ways to do this sort of counting. I like this guys, but that is not actually how it is done in most places.
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