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Greatest achievement of the human race so far?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Loppan Torkel, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    It has been my experience that you never know how variations in your own culture may strike some extraterrestrials. I know this from watching My Favorite Martian and Mork And Mindy.
     
  2. Racsoviale

    Racsoviale Smoke me a kipper!

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    how about our species' sexdrive? if they are advanced they would probably be able to have a glance at the internet and see how we have made a very basic human trait one of our biggest industries through the sheer volume of it.

    Which cracked clearly shows us with numbers and stuff:p
    http://www.cracked.com/article_17300_6-ways-that-porn-runs-world.html


    That or our commitment to killing each other I suppose.
     
  3. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    @Racsoviale: If they think sex drive is our greatest achievement, then they must think that rabbits are the most dominant (mammal) species on earth...
     
  4. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    As a one-off event, the moon landing cannot be beaten IMO.
     
  5. nishant1911

    nishant1911 *hugs*

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    i thought about starting one such thread with video games in the title.
    triumph of the highest humans is fine, but i'll rather choose escapism for the meek
     
  6. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    http://www.theonion.com/articles/gap-between-rich-and-poor-named-8th-wonder-of-the,18914/

     
  7. manim

    manim Chieftain

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    i dont think moon landing would be very impressive for an alien who is traveling light years to reach us
    i think an impressive thing is something that while its not necessary it has a great impact om life like art or religion or nations
     
  8. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I can't decide between the creation of the United States of America or when that blessed nation reached our only natural satellite.
     
  9. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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  10. Racsoviale

    Racsoviale Smoke me a kipper!

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    @Virote_Considon: I dont think rabbits have made a profitable industry out of their sex drive;)
     
  11. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    Not only a profitable industry, but one worth the entire GDP of Morocco!
     
  12. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    The creation of meatballs. :p

    I would have to say it is landing on the moon. But then again, supercomputers, laptops, cell phones, and all that other gadgetry are pretty big accomplishments as well. Using this, I would have to say science.
     
  13. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    What about landing a robot rover on Mars?

    But I tend to agree with you. Putting people on the moon isnt going to be beaten. The fact than even unto today no one has been back is testimony to the greatness of that program.
     
  14. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    ...or its intrinsic pointlessness. :p
     
  15. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    ...or the government being stupid enough to dump the program in the garbage bin.
     
  16. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    Why do people keep saying making a rocket to the moon is hard?


    Link to video.

    Ezpz if you ask me.
     
  17. Mad Man

    Mad Man Your lord and master

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    Gunpowder, Internet, printing press, Animal Domestication, and Sock Puppets.
     
  18. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    Soviets put a probe into orbit around Neptune, that's better than the Mars thing, but both pale in comparison to the moon landing.
     
  19. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    After all, where would be without all that precious Moon Gold? :mischief:
     
  20. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    What are you talking about? I could only find Voyager 2 for my search of Neptunian probes. And said probe is American.
     

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