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41. Written language. Otherwise, no. n/t
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  -Is the Moon Landing the most amazing thing humans have ever accomplished? cbdo2007  Jul-21-09 08:42 AM   #0 
  - vaccines  Randomthought   Jul-21-09 08:44 AM   #1 
  - I would agree with organ transplants in a similar category....  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 09:12 AM   #16 
  - +1  baldguy   Jul-21-09 09:16 AM   #18 
  - I was talking to my sister  Milspec   Jul-21-09 10:00 AM   #44 
  - Consider it was one of the last things designed without computers  liberal N proud   Jul-21-09 08:45 AM   #2 
  - Forget your laptop, the cell phones today have more memory  RT Atlanta   Jul-21-09 08:48 AM   #3 
  - Laptops?  trotsky   Jul-21-09 08:49 AM   #4 
  - Um, no.  zipplewrath   Jul-21-09 08:52 AM   #5 
  - Reference books as well  PVnRT   Jul-21-09 09:59 AM   #43 
  - Computers with hand-made wire-wrap ROMs  tridim   Jul-21-09 10:19 AM   #53 
     - You an play with the AGC yourself....  BlooInBloo   Jul-21-09 10:23 AM   #56 
  - This is probably a good thing....you don't want to get a "bad_spooler error"  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 08:52 AM   #7 
  - Back in the day, those calculations could be done in their heads.  Kokonoe   Jul-21-09 09:32 AM   #31 
  - LOL not really  PVnRT   Jul-21-09 09:58 AM   #42 
     - It may seem impossible, but yes if you can do it, it can be done.  Kokonoe   Jul-21-09 10:44 AM   #60 
        - And you think that can't be done now?  PVnRT   Jul-21-09 11:35 AM   #63 
           - It may seem impossible, but yes if you can do it, it can be done.  Kokonoe   Jul-21-09 12:11 PM   #66 
  - Nonsense  DavidDvorkin   Jul-21-09 10:01 AM   #45 
  - Computers had been invented by then  LeftishBrit   Jul-21-09 10:07 AM   #50 
     - Of course they did. People just like romanticizing the time, even if it's false.  BlooInBloo   Jul-21-09 10:20 AM   #55 
  - I still think digital watches and novelty cell phone ring tones are pretty neat ideas  htuttle   Jul-21-09 08:52 AM   #6 
  - No.  kickysnana   Jul-21-09 08:53 AM   #8 
  - flush toilets.  Richard D   Jul-21-09 08:54 AM   #9 
  - Pure Audacity  bpj62   Jul-21-09 08:55 AM   #10 
  - One of  zipplewrath   Jul-21-09 08:58 AM   #11 
  - Magellan? What century do you live in?  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 09:06 AM   #14 
     - Comparative  zipplewrath   Jul-21-09 10:02 AM   #47 
  - quantum physics. imo. nt  Mari333   Jul-21-09 08:58 AM   #12 
  - I don't think in terms of league tables  moggie   Jul-21-09 08:59 AM   #13 
  - Appreciate the article...but...  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 09:10 AM   #15 
  - Did you read the "article?"  rateyes   Jul-21-09 09:21 AM   #21 
  - Yeah...that's how I feel.  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 09:28 AM   #29 
  - But without writing, where would we be?  moggie   Jul-21-09 09:25 AM   #25 
  - probably?  dysfunctional press   Jul-21-09 10:31 AM   #58 
  - Funny  drm604   Jul-21-09 09:16 AM   #17 
  - ROFLMAO!!  rateyes   Jul-21-09 09:20 AM   #19 
  - Actually it becomes even more astonishing when you take into account the whole  salguine   Jul-21-09 09:20 AM   #20 
  - Mapping DNA would be right up there  scheming daemons   Jul-21-09 09:22 AM   #22 
  - I think pushing out a 9 lb'r for 33 hours was pretty amazing.  ourbluenation   Jul-21-09 09:22 AM   #23 
  - My best is probably a 1.5 pounder but it did take me 3 hours to do it.  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 09:32 AM   #32 
  - False FLag Operation  DarthPortnoy   Jul-21-09 09:23 AM   #24 
  - On today of all days, show some fucking respect for the achievement  moggie   Jul-21-09 09:27 AM   #26 
  - Now we have to show respect for achievements?  arcadian   Jul-21-09 12:21 PM   #69 
  - I opened me mind.  Iggo   Jul-21-09 09:29 AM   #30 
  - Indeed.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jul-21-09 09:32 AM   #34 
  - You sir\madam..  Rebubula   Jul-21-09 09:41 AM   #37 
  - Jebus...I wish mods would delete posts like this simply to avoid the risk  Raskolnik   Jul-21-09 09:54 AM   #38 
  - If you're basing your opinion on the number of websites supporting this....  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 10:02 AM   #46 
  - Just an FYI so you don't get stung  demwing   Jul-21-09 12:03 PM   #64 
  - That has been debunked over and over again  Obama2012   Jul-21-09 10:06 AM   #49 
  - ...  PVnRT   Jul-21-09 10:09 AM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-21-09 12:22 PM   #70 
  - Cheese on a  rateyes   Jul-21-09 12:58 PM   #75 
  - Here, Buzz has got something for you.  baldguy   Jul-21-09 03:31 PM   #80 
  - Jesus Christ-- where's Buzz Aldrin's fist when you need it?  Marr   Jul-21-09 10:50 PM   #85 
  - I believe that medical marvels far outweigh the moon landing.  trayfoot   Jul-21-09 09:28 AM   #27 
  - yeah...but that stuff doesn't seem very amazing.  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 09:37 AM   #35 
  - Molecular biology advances are right up there in my book. Mapping the human genome, for example.  yellowcanine   Jul-21-09 09:28 AM   #28 
  - Oh, hell no....  eeyore   Jul-21-09 09:32 AM   #33 
  - The Moon landings were an elaborate exercise in propaganda writ large.  baldguy   Jul-21-09 09:40 AM   #36 
  - As opposed to every other form of exploration in the history of mankind? n/t  Raskolnik   Jul-21-09 09:56 AM   #39 
     - Yes. In the 15th, 16th & 17th centuries there was a point to the exploration.  baldguy   Jul-21-09 12:03 PM   #65 
        - Yes, and part of that point of exploration was prestige.  Raskolnik   Jul-21-09 12:15 PM   #67 
           - Try reading beyond the subject line.  baldguy   Jul-21-09 12:23 PM   #71 
              - Try supporting your subject line. n/t  Raskolnik   Jul-21-09 12:32 PM   #73 
              - .  baldguy   Jul-21-09 01:09 PM   #77 
              - I'd definitely put it our top five moments as a species, yes.  Marr   Jul-21-09 10:56 PM   #87 
  - Its got to be pretty close, if not at the top. n/t  Raskolnik   Jul-21-09 09:56 AM   #40 
  - Written language. Otherwise, no. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-21-09 09:58 AM   #41 
  - Amazing, but not the most amazing  LeftishBrit   Jul-21-09 10:04 AM   #48 
  - Food preservation  moggie   Jul-21-09 10:13 AM   #52 
  - no, getting bu$h* elected TWICE was the most amazing  spanone   Jul-21-09 10:20 AM   #54 
  - Learning to harness fire, but  SIMPLYB1980   Jul-21-09 10:24 AM   #57 
  - The invention of nitrocellulose, which led to plastics, high-explosives, etc  FarCenter   Jul-21-09 10:32 AM   #59 
  - Yes. Pyramids were good, but those were aliens. Having sailed across the Caribbean in one go, now  timeforpeace   Jul-21-09 10:46 AM   #61 
  - Twinkies.  Javaman   Jul-21-09 10:49 AM   #62 
  - Not really. Any amazing display of technical virtuousity, I will agree too.  bemildred   Jul-21-09 12:19 PM   #68 
  - In terms of a raw technological achievement, yes.  ContinentalOp   Jul-21-09 12:24 PM   #72 
  - not even close, the invention of complex language is the most amazing  pitohui   Jul-21-09 12:48 PM   #74 
  - That would be my pick too.  bemildred   Jul-21-09 01:00 PM   #76 
  - I think your right that it's the most amazing event, i.e. an event that causes surprise and wonder.  WhollyHeretic   Jul-21-09 01:33 PM   #78 
  - re: can't think of another event that caused such a sense of wonder around the world....  cbdo2007   Jul-21-09 08:09 PM   #82 
  - Hands Down The Most Amazing Non-Natural Thing Humans Have Accomplished.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jul-21-09 01:46 PM   #79 
  - Yes. To quote Sagan:  Odin2005   Jul-21-09 03:40 PM   #81 
  - .  fujiyama   Jul-21-09 10:47 PM   #83 
  - It may or may not be the greatest scientific accomplishment ever  fujiyama   Jul-21-09 10:48 PM   #84 
  - It is astonishing. There are so many singularly dazzling things,  saltpoint   Jul-21-09 10:54 PM   #86 
  - Moon landings? Pffft. What about THIS?  Silent3   Jul-21-09 10:59 PM   #88 
  - Neil Armstrong's foot represents a collective effort of some thousands  saltpoint   Jul-21-09 11:01 PM   #89 
  - The eradication of smallpox  depakid   Jul-21-09 11:02 PM   #90 
  - It's the closest we've come to scaring the shit out of the rest of the universe.  TahitiNut   Jul-21-09 11:09 PM   #91 
 

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