most important event in history
- 08-07-2006, 12:52 AM
most important event in history
Well me and my boys were doin what not (chillin with the capton or dancing with mary jane) when we randomly got on the topic of world events. I thought, "what is the most important (non-religious) event in history"
we came up with...
- Detonation of atomic bomb
- Collapse of roman empire
- Columbus finding america
But what I thought was the #1 event in history is something you dont hear much of. I think its martin luter posting the 95 theses agains the church. This started the decline of the death grip the catholic church had on the lives of everyone in europe.
- 08-07-2006, 12:58 AM
08-07-2006, 01:24 AM
Formation of the planet earth I think pretty much tops all of the above
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08-07-2006, 01:41 AM
There isn't just one single most important event in history. There are however, many critical pivotal points in history that determined the course of history and resulting in where we are today.
08-07-2006, 01:58 AM
08-07-2006, 04:46 PM
Well in western/european history I can think of quite a few, and obviously there are thousands. Here are two that I consider important:
- Charles Martel and the Battle of Tours in 732. This event preserved our culture from muslim invasion, and saved us from becoming taken over from islamic invaders. If he would have lost, European and World history would have taken an entirely different course.
- The two world wars and the subsequent after effects.
08-07-2006, 04:50 PM
The transistion from barter to indirect exchange, or the transition period that gave birth to money in other words. Biggest single collective event in the history of the world. Without it no modern economy is possible.
08-07-2006, 04:54 PM
Wouldn't Martin Luther violate the note on non-religios events?
And are we going for recorded history (verbal or written), geologic history etc.
My vote would be either the formation of the earth (mentioned above), the beginning of life forms on the Earth or the big bang or whatever wiped most life out beore all the ice ages etc.
08-07-2006, 05:10 PM
Great point, but I'm not sure if you could classify that as an "event" and if it would otherwise be summed up as a part of trade evolution...Originally Posted by CDB
Either way, I hadn't thought about that, but its 100% on
Now, with that said, back to Sir. Isaac Newton
08-07-2006, 05:15 PM
08-07-2006, 05:18 PM
Ahhhh, yes! The Guttenberg Press!
This essentially allowed technology and culture to boom at a radical rate. Great post! I think I've been outdone. Without that printing press Newton probably would not have been able to exercise his genious in a way that revolutionized the world.
08-07-2006, 05:21 PM
Exactly, I think it is the most important event, at least Sociologically as it marked the increasing movement from rurality to urbanized collective. And, as you stated was really the first "technological" advancement that literally changed the way the world operated.
Plow the same, the invention of the steam engine is often noted as the event that spurred the industrial revolution, but IMO it was the plow that preceeded it in this motion. It marked the ability of one farmer to do what 10 farmers would have done.
They both significantly altered the manner in which we as humans collected and interacted with eachother.
08-07-2006, 05:40 PM
08-07-2006, 05:44 PM
That is good, but I don't think can be neccessarily quantified into one "event" so to speak.Originally Posted by rampage jackson
08-07-2006, 07:43 PM
08-07-2006, 08:21 PM
08-07-2006, 08:59 PM
I'd vote for Einstein's b-day over Newton's.
He changed the face of modern science.
A close second would be the advent of breast implants.
08-07-2006, 10:49 PM
08-07-2006, 10:54 PM
Without gun powder, Captain Kirk would of never beat that space lizard. So everyone else's suggestions are by far inferior to mine.
08-07-2006, 11:33 PM
Yeah... Martin Luthers 95 Theses were much more a beginning to political makeover in Europe than a religious one (although the religious implications were huge, too).Originally Posted by spatch
08-08-2006, 12:12 AM
08-08-2006, 12:38 AM
The birth of Chuck Norris.
Although that has religious implications of it's own.
08-08-2006, 06:07 AM
*Albert Hoffman synthesized LSD and modern subculture was born!
*When the internet became the WWW combined with Windows95 led to e-commerce, online trading and billion dollar pump and dump scams, that are still shaping our future!
*August 20th 1965- a new rhino is born!
08-08-2006, 09:13 AM
Originally Posted by bpmartyr
NOTE: you must be, and i understand that most do, confusing this issue. The creation of exsistance was already brought up on this thread. The reality is that chuck norris has only farted once in his life, and it was the day he made himself. Philosophers ponder that the "let there be light" was and has been poor from its orginal translation.... after further review it seems that "let there be light" is really "pull my finger"...this act is what we now give thanks to when fathers everywhere tell their ignorant son or daughter to "pull his finger". It is much like the catholic "peace be with you"..... just.. this one caused the start of life.
08-08-2006, 09:21 AM
I'd put my vote on the invention of the birth control pill if it was gonna be sex oriented.Originally Posted by jmh80
08-08-2006, 09:23 AM
08-08-2006, 09:43 AM
08-08-2006, 10:06 AM
08-08-2006, 10:51 AM
That you know I'd be interested in such a study is a strong indicator that I need to get out more. Join a club or something.Originally Posted by size
08-08-2006, 11:35 AM
Well, I have read the study, instantly thought about it when I read your post, plus I have a copy somewhere, so maybe I need to get outside as well.Originally Posted by CDB
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