What's the greatest agent of human progress ever created?


#85

The ability to exchange ideas.


#86

Religion? Not the biggest fan personally but credit where credits due


#87

Enjoying that the main page has

‘Language’
and
’Hugh Hefner RIP’

threads vying for position under this thread, as if these are the two possible answers


#88

Pretty sure they slowed progress to a huge extent once it got to a certain point


#89

Oh, cycling and nintendo switch are also in the run


#90

Just putting this in here


#91

You’re being very odd in the this thread.


#92

There’s a lot of layers in here I’ll give you that.
Layers might be up there actually.


#93

what kind of progress are we talking? Most stuff listed so far has led to a lot of shite as well as good.

maybe food is a good one - lots of positive relationships created by trading food, sharing meals, exploring other cultures in a non-violent way by eating their regional variant of a cheese pie etc


#94

Pretty sure food existed without humans. Next!


#95

The ability to believe in things that don’t physically exist like laws, societies, religion, stories etc. This gave humans the ability to co-operate on a massive scale and become the dominant species on earth.


#96

I’d have to say, the best of the Beatles


#97

This is like the Homo Sapiens book in two sentences.


#98

It’s not like we were under the thumbs of the bear community beforehand though


#99

Bit homophobic mate


#100

:grimacing:


#101

Inverted wingers


#102

This isn’t the answer but it’s pretty mad how much the internet has changed the world in the last twenty years or so


#103

Also, thought this thread was ‘who’ at first, that would be a good thread


#104

@balonz