What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd

We can’t argue with this contribution: Humanity’s greatest invention? That’s obvious. Dogs. Think about it. Wolves are terrifying, but no animal is more loving than a dog. Wolves compete with us in the food chain – even hunt us in the food chain! – but dogs have an ancient tradition of being our best hunting … Continue reading What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd

What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd

A reader notes that “the movie Donnie Darko included an exchange on this very question“: Another reader raises his hand: “Uh, what about language?” Another picks “writing, of course”: Speech is encoded in our DNA as the way we transmit information from one person to another.  Writing is not.  Yet writing functions as a kind of … Continue reading What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd

What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd

Rather than religion, a reader points to the “double-blind experiment” as our greatest innovation: It’s the means by which we can finally escape the illogical and incorrect claims of religion and discover the way the universe actually works. Another is more critical: Yuval Noah Harari has got to be joking; religion is one of humanity‘s worst inventions.  … Continue reading What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd