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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
you should (re)read my barber shop analogy
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
but sadly i see a lot of this type of relativistic thinking among contemporary circles that consider themselves "Intellectual", which reject anything but a sign of equality between any two ideas or concepts
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
do you think a list of items that deserve an encyclopedia entry is so arbitrary ? do you think Joe's Corner Barber Shop cannot be measured as more relevant than semiconductor for the purposes of encyclopedic classification? why do you think it is impossible to designate a boolean data type (true or false) attribute to each encyclopedia item that means "is_inventon" and list all the items that are true ?
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
that is pretty decent. could be more comprehensive but certainly good enough for starters. thanks
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
i wasn't asking you to do it but to return some research you may know about. of course it is possible to put an approximate metric on how beneficial a certain invention is to humanity. i am not an expert on the history of science so i couldn't tell you but i know there are ways to dissect and mine data any way you desire in this day and age
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
who is asking for "all inventions" ? i have clearly emphasized numerous times that i was looking for the most relevant and striking ones, understanding that may be somewhat subjective. so the WHEEL would be more prominent than SHAVING FOAM. so if you esoterically ask me to prove that assumption is correct, i would have to call B.S. on that on the grounds of being obvious
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
no, i refuse to accept the demagogical B.S. notion that it's impossible to recognize achievements of science and technology as inventions and list them in a structured and fairly conclusive fashion in an age when all such data is available at your fingertips.
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
i cannot conceive that nowadays in the age of big data and fancy analytics, we don't have documented relatively comprehensive list of inventions throughout history...
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
i said something LIKE that
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
you mean something like this?
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
most inventions can be attributed to one person, the inventor. why is it so complicated to assign that person to his culture of origin? i am not asking for a 100% exhaustive list that will include all. just a fairly comprehensive one
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
what is so controversial about labeling things like wheel, electrical induction, microprocessor, semiconductor, carburator etc as ... inventions ??
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
i can see how this subject may seem provocative to those who only defend popular opinion and political correctness
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
it is a legitimate historical inquiry. you can choose to be restrictive any narrow way you find suits your agenda
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comment Catalog of scientific and technological contributions by originating culture
there is nothing wrong with mapping a single invention with parallel simultaneous origins
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comment Has any country ever voluntarily admitted to genocide?
why is this off topic ?