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Old 10-16-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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If oil was never discovered we'd still be riding horses. And you wouldn't be reading this either.


That's bogus. Ever heard of steam-powered locomotives?

hahahha that should get the "most embarrassing post ever award" (not your park twain obviously d4g4m)
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Old 10-17-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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the phonic alphabet and mathematics. without these nothing would be possible. http://members.aol.com/bbyars1/first.html
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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The Polio vaccine.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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I agree with momma... toilet paper

dental floss was a good one...probably invented by the same guy who came up with beef jerky..
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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I vote for the Push Up Bra
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Six pages into this topic, and nobody has mentioned beer?
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jtur88You speak as if humanity could never have survived without oil or plastic.
The shark was so perfect in design that it never needed to evolve much from his basic design, unfortunately humanity was so poorly equipped that they needed to invent technology.
Unfortunately man is unable to properly use his technology because as a species he has never mastered his own ego.
At least the caveman still considered himself a part of the natural world, but because of our technology we consider ourselves gods instead of equals to the rest of the animals. This pride will be our downfall; Pride always comes before the fall and never has man been more proud of himself and isolated himself from nature as today with our modern technology.


Originally Posted by d4g4m At least horses are cheaper and they don't pollute so I don't see any downside.

They say horses can cause the same gases that cows can especially if brought back to those numbers.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: vagabond
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Six pages into this topic, and nobody has mentioned beer?
someone already beat you to it a few pages back.

art is another one that i value quite a bit--in any form, music, theater, dance, visual, etc; not the cornerstone of our intellectual evolution by any means, but certainly important.

aaron out
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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Most important - fire.
Favorite - music theory.
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