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    Another great discovery in prehuman and consequently human history was the discovery of fire by our ancestors. Cooking and eating meat allowed our digestive systems to require less effort in digestion which meant or guts could shrink and our brains could grow as we evolved into modern humans.
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    Another great discovery in prehuman and consequently human history was the discovery of fire by our ancestors. Cooking and eating meat allowed our digestive systems to require less effort in digestion which meant or guts could shrink and our brains could grow as we evolved into modern humans.
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    With the current amount of snow and the freezing temperatures we have had lately, I stand by my earlier remark that indoor plumbing is my favorite.
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    For some reason page 2 of this thread is not showing up for me. I was having trouble posting here since the last database error.
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    Now it seems to be working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falconer360 View Post
    With the current amount of snow and the freezing temperatures we have had lately, I stand by my earlier remark that indoor plumbing is my favorite.
    Mentioning that also makes me thankful for water chlorination which is particularly useful when water pipes break from the cold and the water supply has to be treated by the city for infectious agents because germs can get into the water supply through broken water pipes.
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    Another important application of the discovery of fire by our ancestors was using it to melt and shape metals into tools and weapons.
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    the transistor, as it provided the foundation of modern technology
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    Quote Originally Posted by a random username View Post
    the transistor, as it provided the foundation of modern technology
    That means you think that we developed cars, trains, ships and aircraft, built bridges, provided our cities with electric light, all without any technology.

    Do you actually mean that? Or do you really mean that the transistor is the foundation of modern information technology (IT)?
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    information technology, sorry...
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    Information technology has transformed the world since the first modern computer was invented. From processing data to enabling communication and information sharing, information technology has enabled a lot so far and continues to grow.
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    Maybe not exactly "invention" per say but further development of internet for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetelrijaka View Post
    Maybe not exactly "invention" per say but further development of internet for me
    Who knows what the internet will look like and be used for in 50 years!
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    Another great discovery in prehuman and consequently human history was the discovery of fire by our ancestors. Cooking and eating meat allowed our digestive systems to require less effort in digestion which meant or guts could shrink and our brains could grow as we evolved into modern humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wetelrijaka View Post
    Maybe not exactly "invention" per say but further development of internet for me
    Who knows what the internet will look like and be used for in 50 years!
    only way I could post is by replying

    Forgive me Matt...I had hoped this was up again..
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    I had hoped this was up again..
    It kinda sorta is...

    I hope that you and your family are all ok on the Big Island. Do take care!
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post

    only way I could post is by replying

    Forgive me Matt...I had hoped this was up again..
    No problem! Hopefully the site has been fixed and improved to work a lot quicker and better or will be fixed or improved sometime soon.
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    The invention of the stirrup in China is considered one of the most important invention in the history of warfare, prior to gunpowder, because it gave the rider stability which allowed them to use weapons such as bows.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirrup
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    From what I read in the article Temple Grandin was a prominent and widely cited proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter, an internationally famous spokesperson on autism, and a highly influential person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmatt9876 View Post
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    From what I read in the article Temple Grandin was a prominent and widely cited proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter, an internationally famous spokesperson on autism, and a highly influential person.
    And an example of people achieving goals that would appear daunting to many others.(surprised that I only learned about her very recently )
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
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    From what I read in the article Temple Grandin was a prominent and widely cited proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter, an internationally famous spokesperson on autism, and a highly influential person.
    And an example of people achieving goals that would appear daunting to many others.(surprised that I only learned about her very recently )
    Absolutely! What are the characteristics of autism? I believe many people with autism have social problems but can be very intelligent.
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