The Political Fray - Political Forum
Go Back   Political Fray > The Political Fray > History

History Historical Discussions - For discussion about the great (and not-so-great) happenings of history


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old April 1st, 2010, 05:29 AM   #21
Vice President
 
David's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Opa Locka
Posts: 5,485

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
I remember these creatures:



They were around when i was little.
Apple has gotten better, no?
David is offline  
Old April 19th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #22
Intern
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 24

The highly obvious yet brilliant one, LANGUAGE. Where would we all be without language?

Like Myp said - yes, I read that after posting this. Shh,
Astonix is offline  
Old April 20th, 2010, 09:50 AM   #23
Intern
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 5

I agree with language.

For me personally it'd probably be the internet though. I don't know what I'd do without it
Olly is offline  
Old April 24th, 2010, 08:42 AM   #24
Intern
 
JustHatched's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 18

I think the greatest invention is the wheel. Without the wheel just think how much different life on earth would be. Just about everything depneds on the wheel in one way or another. Just moving products around, or my sorry butt, the wheel is the essential to our way of life.
JustHatched is offline  
Old April 25th, 2010, 12:58 AM   #25
Vice President
 
David's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Opa Locka
Posts: 5,485

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustHatched View Post
I think the greatest invention is the wheel. Without the wheel just think how much different life on earth would be. Just about everything depneds on the wheel in one way or another. Just moving products around, or my sorry butt, the wheel is the essential to our way of life.
The Aztecs already disproved that.
David is offline  
Old April 29th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #26
Secretary of State
 
deanhills's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,187

Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
The Aztecs already disproved that.
How did they disprove it?
deanhills is offline  
Old April 30th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #27
Vice President
 
David's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Opa Locka
Posts: 5,485

Quote:
Originally Posted by deanhills View Post
How did they disprove it?
No wheel.

<Filler>
David is offline  
Old April 30th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #28
Secretary of State
 
deanhills's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,187

Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
No wheel.
David, can you give us a proper explanation instead of a couple of words? Perhaps you should also refresh your knowledge of the Political Fray Forum Rules, particularly Rule No. 1:

Quote:
Political Fray Rules and Policies

1. Write well-thought out and coherent posts.
Don't give any short, one line answers that leave people trying to decipher your meaning. Instead, try to explain yourself thoroughly. It will likely save both you and anyone who reads your post some time in the long run.
http://www.politicalfray.com/faq.php?faq=rules

Last edited by deanhills; April 30th, 2010 at 03:31 PM.
deanhills is offline  
Old April 30th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #29
Anarchist
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
From: Disunited Queendom
Posts: 1,944

Quote:
Originally Posted by deanhills View Post
David, can you give us a proper explanation instead of a couple of words? Perhaps you should also refresh your knowledge of the Political Fray Forum Rules, particularly Rule No. 1:

http://www.politicalfray.com/faq.php?faq=rules
The Aztecs didn't have the wheel. Well, they had wheels as toys, apparently, but they didn't use it for any practical purposes.
Dirk is offline  
Old April 30th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #30
Vice President
 
David's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Opa Locka
Posts: 5,485

Quote:
Originally Posted by deanhills View Post
David, can you give us a proper explanation instead of a couple of words? Perhaps you should also refresh your knowledge of the Political Fray Forum Rules, particularly Rule No. 1:

http://www.politicalfray.com/faq.php?faq=rules
"How did they disprove it [the importance of the wheel]?"

"No wheel."

How is that not clear?
David is offline  
Old May 1st, 2010, 02:26 PM   #31
Secretary of State
 
deanhills's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,187

Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
"How did they disprove it [the importance of the wheel]?"

"No wheel."

How is that not clear?
I hope your question is sincere David as I would have thought that it would have been clear that this is a discussion forum where we make statements in full sentences and when needed back them up with a meaningful discussion.

JustHatched made this statement:
Quote:
I think the greatest invention is the wheel. Without the wheel just think how much different life on earth would be. Just about everything depneds on the wheel in one way or another. Just moving products around, or my sorry butt, the wheel is the essential to our way of life.
He made a statement that the wheel is the greatest invention, and then backed it up with his reasons.

You came up with "it has been disproved by the Aztecs", without discussing why it has been disproved by the Aztecs. Next when I asked you why it has been disproved, you came up with "no wheels". That is not a discussion.

What does "no wheels" have to do with being disproved by the Aztecs? Can you back your statement up with factual evidence? Or at least some meaningful discussion?
deanhills is offline  
Old May 1st, 2010, 02:58 PM   #32
Anarchist
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
From: Disunited Queendom
Posts: 1,944

Quote:
Originally Posted by deanhills View Post
I hope your question is sincere David as I would have thought that it would have been clear that this is a discussion forum where we make statements in full sentences and when needed back them up with a meaningful discussion.

JustHatched made this statement:
He made a statement that the wheel is the greatest invention, and then backed it up with his reasons.

You came up with "it has been disproved by the Aztecs", without discussing why it has been disproved by the Aztecs. Next when I asked you why it has been disproved, you came up with "no wheels". That is not a discussion.

What does "no wheels" have to do with being disproved by the Aztecs? Can you back your statement up with factual evidence? Or at least some meaningful discussion?
I thought i explained it for you? The Aztecs did not utilise the wheel. And were successful. That undermines the alleged importance of the wheel.
Dirk is offline  
Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:36 AM   #33
Secretary of State
 
deanhills's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,187

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
I thought i explained it for you? The Aztecs did not utilise the wheel. And were successful. That undermines the alleged importance of the wheel.
The discussion was with David, not with you Dirk. David asked me a question and I answered him as a Moderator. The Political Fray rules are quite clear about making posts with complete sentences and expressing thoughts clearly so that other people can always understand what the poster means.

I believe MYP has already made two postings about the Polical Fray Rules. Particularly with regard to posts that are meaningless, sarcastic or off topic. In this particular instance, the post was incomplete and I had to ask two questions before I could get some sense out of where it was going, which was not very far either. We are trying to get the quality of the postings back to where they were a number of months ago. Hopefully you and David can help with this.

Last edited by deanhills; May 2nd, 2010 at 06:42 AM.
deanhills is offline  
Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #34
myp
Founding Father
 
myp's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
From: us
Posts: 5,841

[]Ok, to help reduce the confusion in moderating words vs. actual participation in the discussion, we will now make moderation text red : http://www.politicalfray.com/showpos...79&postcount=2
myp is offline  
Old May 11th, 2010, 10:22 PM   #35
Analyst
 
prasanth5's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 73

The greatest invention I think is the computer. This has certainly made us re-invent ourselves!
prasanth5 is offline  
Old May 12th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #36
Representative
 
GekiDan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: Philippines
Posts: 416

The greatest invention in my opinion is definitely light bulb. Why?
Light bulb is one of the first artificial light we had which helps us in every day's work. Without light, we most inventions wouldn't be there to help us in moving forward.
GekiDan is offline  
Old May 12th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #37
Vice President
 
David's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Opa Locka
Posts: 5,485

Quote:
Originally Posted by GekiDan View Post
The greatest invention in my opinion is definitely light bulb. Why?
Light bulb is one of the first artificial light we had which helps us in every day's work. Without light, we most inventions wouldn't be there to help us in moving forward.
Artificial light existed long before the light bulb. It existed before our species did.
David is offline  
Old May 13th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #38
Intern
 
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 15

The greatest invention of all time must be electricity, without it we would not have power, warmth, entertainment, security, and all the nice stuff what people like and also a lot of food is made with electricity. So I believe electricity is the best invention.
lorcan is offline  
Old May 17th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #39
Anarchist
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
From: Disunited Queendom
Posts: 1,944

Briefly - electricity wasn't invented, it was harnessed and artificially generated. There's a difference.
Dirk is offline  
Old May 18th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #40
Representative
 
GekiDan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
From: Philippines
Posts: 416

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
Briefly - electricity wasn't invented, it was harnessed and artificially generated. There's a difference.
Yup, you are right. Rather than invented, it was discovered.
Here is some interesting article regarding the discovery of electricity: http://www.wisegeek.com/who-discovered-electricity.htm

Quote:
Originally Posted by David View Post
Artificial light existed long before the light bulb. It existed before our species did.
What do you mean?
GekiDan is offline  
Reply

  Political Fray > The Political Fray > History

Tags
greatest , invention , time



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want Federal income tax cuts? You will give the rich the greatest cuts myp Economics 0 July 10th, 2012 08:59 PM
The greatest empire alexmike History 1 May 24th, 2010 04:12 AM
The greatest general of all time alexmike History 0 May 22nd, 2010 03:12 AM
Mughals - the greatest emperors ever prasanth5 History 0 May 11th, 2010 09:31 AM
Hannibal the carthaginian: The greatest ever? pingpong12 History 1 February 25th, 2009 04:00 PM


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed



Copyright © 2009-2013 Political Fray. All rights reserved.