Life's top 10 greatest inventions

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In summary, the article "Life's top 10 greatest inventions" focuses on ten natural processes and phenomena that have greatly contributed to the evolution and survival of life on Earth. These include sex, photosynthesis, and other organic mechanisms that humans had little to do with. Despite not being able to create, destroy, or directly contribute to these inventions, humans have still greatly benefited from them and can continue to do so through understanding and utilizing them.
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http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18624941.700

New Scientist issue 2494 - Life's top 10 greatest inventions
09 April 2005
 
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#1 has got to be sex, closely followed by photosynthesis :)
 
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The entire article is about things humans had little to do with. What's the point of having an article that praises things you can't create, destroy, or contribute to?
 
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ShawnD said:
The entire article is about things humans had little to do with. What's the point of having an article that praises things you can't create, destroy, or contribute to?

Did you see the title of the thread? LIFE'S greatest inventions, not humanities. You could say, Evolution's greatest riffs.
 
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Are you sure we can't create, destroy, or contribute to life? Think again
 

Related to Life's top 10 greatest inventions

1. What are considered to be life's top 10 greatest inventions?

The top 10 greatest inventions of life are subjective and can vary depending on personal opinions. However, some commonly listed inventions include the wheel, fire, written language, agriculture, electricity, the printing press, the telephone, the internet, antibiotics, and space travel.

2. How were these inventions determined to be the top 10 greatest?

The determination of the top 10 greatest inventions is based on their impact on human society and their ability to improve our daily lives. These inventions have revolutionized the way we live and have had significant contributions to our progress as a species.

3. Who is credited with inventing these top 10 inventions?

The credit for inventing these top 10 inventions is often given to multiple individuals throughout history. For example, the wheel was invented independently in different parts of the world, and the internet was a collaborative effort by many scientists and researchers. It is also important to note that many inventions build upon previous inventions, so it can be difficult to determine a single inventor.

4. Are there any recent inventions that could be added to this list?

This list is not a definitive or final ranking, and there are certainly many recent inventions that could be considered for the top 10. For example, advancements in renewable energy technology, artificial intelligence, and medical breakthroughs such as CRISPR gene editing have the potential to greatly impact human society and could be included in the future.

5. How have these inventions shaped the course of human history?

The top 10 greatest inventions have played a crucial role in shaping the course of human history. They have allowed us to expand our knowledge, communicate and connect with others, and improve our quality of life. These inventions have also led to further innovations and progress, making them integral to our development as a species.

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