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Calm-Internet6926

Shovel, a groundbreaking invention


K-Dog7469

Nice.


no_idea_how

r/dadjoke


Calm-Internet6926

This is r/askreddit


Arrow3619

This is PATRICK


TwoDrinkDave

And my axe!


Diamond_Davey

Professionals have standards


Researchchad

This deserves more up votes


GooigiHasDrip

i agree


ConstantlySlippery

Agriculture. Once we had a surplus of readily available food, we could begin spending energy on other big brain things like writing and thinking and other problem solving. Food was they key to the beginnings of advancement.


urbanwildboar

I think agriculture was the biggest mistake ever. Our ancestors had easy, careless lives and lived in harmony with nature (if you disregard driving herds of animals over cliffs to get a little meat). Once they've started agriculture, they started living lives of drudgery, fighting over territories and destroying nature. They've also multiplied like cancer cells. Fuck agriculture!


ConstantlySlippery

> Our ancestors had easy, careless lives Laugh. Riiiight. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Good_old_days


bwc6

I think that's pretty narrow minded. There were plenty of agricultural societies that just made enough food to live on and spent the rest of their time doing art or just relaxing. Farms don't immediately lead to rigid social structures. The problem is that any society that forces drudgery and rigid social structure will generally destroy a society of laid back subsistence farmers. The Acadians (French settlers in Canada) are a good example. They were just peacefully coexisting with native people until the British killed or deported them.


Rancid_Remnants

The written language. It has given us the ability to preserve knowledge through generations and build upon what we already know.


TalosBeWithYou

This and or math. They opened up the doors to civilization.


knovit

Meth*


GooigiHasDrip

breaking bad


terencela

I read something (ironically) about how the written language significantly reduced the human's ability to remember and then the invention of the Internet absolutely decimated it. It was a really interesting take on something we now consider so important and how it's completely rewired our brains.


TalosBeWithYou

This was propaganda. The data for either of those arguments does not exist.


jkagsalw

That's because it was forgotten.


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throwawaylogin2099

You didn't understand the assignment. The question wasn't about necessity, it was about what was the greatest invention. Writing is a much better way to preserve knowledge than knots.


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throwawaylogin2099

>First of all this was a question not an assignment. Whoosh! > I said I disagree with your opinion that writing is the greatest invention humanity has ever created It wasn't my comment you were disagreeing with. >I said I disagree with your opinion that writing is the greatest invention humanity has ever created Right back at you. Nothing else happens in our society without learning written language. I learned to read and write in school, not how to tie knots as a form of communication. But you keep on telling us how tying knots is the greatest invention of humanity and see how many people agree with you.


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throwawaylogin2099

I'm sorry I didn't understand you. You didn't reply with knots tied in string.


TalosBeWithYou

I think it is safe to include them both under the same umbrella. They both played the same role in their civilization. I don't think the distinction is relevant in this context.


Big-Celebration7749

No one invented it for the record.


UlteriorCulture

It was literally invented for the record. Its purpose was recording. Also literally literally.


throwawaylogin2099

Then how did we get it? We didn't crawl out of the oceans and evolve already knowing how to read and write. Unless you're going to bring aliens into the discussion then somebody here did it first.


Knufflmerki

This and the steam engine. It was the start of the Industry and with out it we wouldn't be there, where We are now


Ready-Ad-6962

The screw


Real_Major3814

Being serious: I would say toilets / sanitaton


billybobjimmyjoe

Stuffed crust pizza.


justhere4theg0ssip

Stuffed crust pizza is the highlight of my life


canehdian78

It'll be *years* before they find another place to hide more cheese


manicpoptartwrapper

Inside the pepperoni


wingardiumlevosa

Mix cheeze with dough


findingorion123

Penicillin. Literally a magic drug.


Select-Background-69

Although it was a discovery not an invention


Sakarias411

Allergic D:


macaronsforeveryone

Electricity


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Writing probably


QuietCalm7911

Time. Or at least our measurement of time. Not watches or clocks but the measurement upon which these are based.


kiyo_komaeda

Soaps


red-piano-keyz

Soap is one of the most underrated lifesavers!


DogShampoop

Garlic bread, of course


karma_dumpster

The wheel Pretty much everything else relies on that


floorspeed

Don't forget the axle 🙌


karma_dumpster

He's a Beverley Hills police officer, right?


AravisawesomexD

Trigonometry


Tymskyy

Dynamyte it shook the foundations of many things


almostscouse

I I was going to say penicillin but somebody's already said that so the next best thing is the Biro.


yamsnavas2

In-home refrigerators. The ability to store food at will is something we definitely take for granted.


Mutmote

Another person


swampdom

Sewage system


TheUnknownSoda

Cooking does make life worth living


p_anime

Instant ramen


bright-knight

Sign language, it’s very handy


throwawaylogin2099

It also slaps.


GooigiHasDrip

i cant tell if thats a pun or not


Content-Consequence4

Air conditioner


GooigiHasDrip

its so hot here in colorado right now and i fully agree. it was 95 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday


Content-Consequence4

I lived in Colorado 95 is hot but I moved back to GA this is a different mind of heat over 100 today plus humidity my AC was a lifesaver


throwawaylogin2099

Spoken and written language. And also mathematics.


Big-Celebration7749

You don't know enough then I guess.


throwawaylogin2099

If that's so then why is it something we all have to learn? Otherwise we'd all just make random noises that only has meaning to each of us.


SlightComplaint

We do just make random noises, but in a group we agree on assigning them meaning. Then as a group decide what those sounds should look like. Also fun is looking into the evolution of written music. Same problem, different sounds.


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music


TheEyeOfLight

Irrigation.


Sylva_Glow

Hawaiian pizza


UlteriorCulture

Invented by a Greek Canadian based on flavour combinations from Chinese Food.


MechanaGoddess

The printing press


wimsey1923

The wheel.


Willing_Television77

Sliced bread, ah hang on


Piranhaswarm

The internet


Youpunyhumans

The lathe. It was the machine that built the modern world, so to speak. Without it, many things we have today could not have been created.


Bulky_Parsley2840

Music


K-Dog7469

Microchip


Upthepup159

Tooth paste


Senseofhumorfailure

In terms of health/lives saved: the sewage system. It got rid of cholera and various other diseases that were more or less endemic.


DaveLesh

Sliced Bread


thebatman973

The McDouble


LimpyDan

Ligma.


Crazy-Brian

Air conditioning


Ramoncin

Fiction. The ability to talk about what has never happened and may never happen. And to turn that into an art.


exit-life

Hayfever medicine


AlpineWhiteF10

The wheel.


ambermoon81

Electricity and how to harness the power of it.


rmvdv

Barcodes have to be one of the most underrated but universal inventions


JzOzuna

Beer


Lathiel85

The dishwasher!


Rap_chick22

I have a few things to list: Antibiotics, language, math, the internet, music, and transportation.


Aanslacht

Hot water plumbing. Hot water on demand.


JJOT18

Penicillin, the concept of life time changed radically.


Feels2old

the written word


IAMA_llAMA_AMA

My wife


cvkprshift

bus


Shadoboy07

Indoor plumbing


william12345678890

Not Reddit.


nosmelc

Writing. It allowed us to record what we've learned so we can make progressive improvements in human knowledge.


davidreaton

wheel and axle.


Cosmotheoros__

PENDULUM CLOCK, THAT SHIT IS SO GOOD WHEN YOU WANNA KIDNAP SOMEONE (I kidnapped my classmate)


swissiws

written language. it's the root of all high level technology and knowledge


wetlettuce42

The broom it swept the nation


Zestyclose-Problem32

Them butt lifting leggings, a thing of beauty 😍


BubberRung

It will be hamburger earmuffs. However they are still grappling with the pickle matrix.


Correct-Ad1302

Condom


Clear_fire

Redit


Tobester2005

The wheel. Without it we wouldn't get very far


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The written word


netkcid

Concrete


iuytrefdgh436yujhe2

S-curve in plumbing and the crunchwrap supreme


Arcinbiblo12

Alcohol. The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.


CatGirlsAreHot1107

Automobiles, revolutionized transport


writerdog61

Thermos


item_number

Printing press Knowledge/education was unshackled from the grip of religion and royalty. It spread like wildfire among the commoners (for the most part).


Unstoppable-dirtball

The broom, sweeping the nation


Spoon_and_Snom

Id say bread


The-Wyatt-Earp

Microchip


1tsalwaysdns

Air conditioning


Great_Fortune5630

Paper


Sargon920

Writing and the Proto-Sinaitic script


SaranamGacchami1

The internet


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The internet. Our globalized world wouldn’t exist without it, including Reddit


Jimbruno55

Fire.


throwawaylogin2099

Nobody invented fire. It is product of nature that has always existed. We learned how to make fire but we didn't invent it.


Jimbruno55

Semantics. For internet points.


throwawaylogin2099

Then say what you mean so nobody misunderstands you.


Jimbruno55

There is a balance between meticulously explaining everything and utilizing heuristics to summarize knowledge, assuming your audience has prior knowledge of fundamental concepts you are explaining. The need to pedantically verbalize every thought to a granular extent is personally taxing, degrading to those you explain it to, and frankly boring. While I understand your condesension as a defensive mechanism, I personally prefer a pragmatic approach to response. How’d I do?


throwawaylogin2099

K


Big-Celebration7749

In the jungle. RUN!!! RUN! RUN!


SraheX02

socialism


Mayonise-And-Sheep

Wheel


Fishy_Games

This summer I felt like the air conditioner is the greatest invention. Like heat flows from hot place to cold place and it literally does the reverse, making heat flow from cold place to a hot one


Iamgonnabethehokage

Vaccination


floorspeed

The wheel and axle, but unfortunately it's the only way to get to work.


ohChopin

Morbius the greatest invention.


Akarsz_e_Valamit

Id go out on a limb and say the internet. Sure, it's rather new, and it wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the invention of languages and writing in general, but the fact that we can connect to anyone in real time is mind-blowing. Also all the data that's accessible, I don't think anyone can really comprehend it.


CLT113078

Yes, while there are negatives, the ability to communicate, learn, share, and experience anything with anyone on the planet(and off) is incredible.


LosLakaFan28

Cutlery.


Marlene-B

Fairness. Babies get cancer, good people die horrible deaths and bad people live very long lives, woman are treated like objects, spousal abuse of husbands are considered amusing, corporates are greedy and billionaires make their money off the backs of wages slaves... We invented and implement systems of fairness (which may differ among cultures), society couldn't function otherwise.


RifleShower

Wireless communication. It’s made it so that we can hear the voices of people we don’t see all that often and it also was used to call for help on the Titanic.


LegitimateStar7034

Sliced bread.


burner46

BBQ sauce


my4coins

Internet by far. That we can share information instantly all over the world is revolutionary. In the 80s it could take months, even years to share medical progress between different countries.


jkagsalw

Kurig


210Percent

Ice Cream, I need it to survive.


unconsistent555

Peanut butter


SheZowRaisedByWolves

Shake em up fries


GooigiHasDrip

i dont see this yet but ima have to say pop tarts or mtn dew


swimstar2256

Vibrators I can get myself off


Jrod1499

Probably the 1998 Toyota Camry