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Greatest Inventions

GREATEST INVENTION When asked what is the most important invention, many questions come to mind, and these inquiries must be answered before responding to the initial question. What is meant by the word “invention”? Essentially, anything that did not exist previously, whether it is a mechanical device or art, literature, or music, is an "invention". Is the most important invention a tool, a mechanical gadget, a concept or an idea that impacted or improved humanity as a whole (in terms of evolution, a new way of thinking, and connectedness)? What makes the invention or innovation important to humankind? What is the definition of “most important”? Not everyone has the same definitions and answers to the common questions involved in the discussion of humanity’s connectedness and awareness of the world around them. The final answer immensely depends on the definition of “important” and the impact the invention had on humankind. There is not a single invention that is more important than the others, because they all contribute to the significant effects of change and evolution in civilization. If I had to narrow down my choices of the most important invention, after considering the massive array of discoveries and innovations that have surfaced over the far and recent centuries, I would choose the scientific method and the invention of the telescope and the microscope. They are both inventions that have not only transformed the way people live but the way they experience life. The scientific method is an important invention because it requires that we ask questions of nature with experimentation. It is an invention because humans actively and consciously thought it up. The greatest thing is, that one idea turned into many more ideas and concepts. The Ancient Greeks were impelled to understand the world around them and they believed that they could understand the world rationally because they supported the notion of cons...

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