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#1
This is a simple thread, and probably one which will fail. I searched but did not find anything.

Simply people of UG I ask you:

What is the greatest thing our species has ever done?

And in addition:

What is the worst thing our species has ever done?

I have my own ideas, but I will keep them to myself for now.
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#3
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Best - Rock

Worst - Rap

UGH. God damnit.

I think, Space travel?

Worst: I don't know. Slavery?
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#6
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Best - discovering love

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that's a good answer.

I'm looking more for things we have done.

I think the worst thing we have ever done is the Holocaust.

I cant decide what the greatest thing we have ever done is.
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#7
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Best - discovering love

Worst - discovering hate

+1
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#9
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that's a good answer.

I'm looking more for things we have done.

I think the worst thing we have ever done is the Holocaust.

I cant decide what the greatest thing we have ever done is.



Germany not we.
#10
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this or something similar, was made yesterday.

So what? It's a good topic to discuss.
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#11
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Germany not we.


point one : Nazi party, not Germany. ones a country and ones a political party.

and we, you are as human as any Nazi. Also in my threadstarting post I did say our species. You are presumably human so it's we, whether you like it or not.

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Best: Search Bar

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this or something similar, was made yesterday.


I searched and didn't find it.
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#12
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Best - discovering love

Worst - discovering hate


I don't think you can discover emotions, we simply named them.

I'd say our best discovery to date is either the internet (lawls) or various vacinations/medical breakthroughs.

Worst: that automatic shotgun thing, and various chemicals.
#13
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Germany not we.


Hate to break it to you but around that time there was a large amount of antisemitism around the world not just within Germany or other Nazi party's.
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#14
Lets not turn this into a flame fest on guitarfreak777.

perhaps the best thing we have done is create the computer? But it could be argued that that is the worst too as it cheapens human life. A computer can replace a man in a job for example.
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#16
best: technology

worst: war

isnt it obvious?
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#17
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best: technology

worst: war

isnt it obvious?


those two things coincide with each other though : /
#18
Best: Get out of a tree and start walking around on two legs, so many years ago.

Worst: Tie between colonialism and globalization.

EDIT: Although, it could easily be argued that evolving was perhaps the worst thing we've ever done, as we have disrupted every natural thing in the world and have become a bloated, destructive force bent on personal embellishments. It could then easily be argued that it's all part of the evolutionary path, and that species that weren't strong enough to survive, didn't survive. Hmmm...food for thought...
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#19
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Lets not turn this into a flame fest on guitarfreak777.

perhaps the best thing we have done is create the computer? But it could be argued that that is the worst too as it cheapens human life. A computer can replace a man in a job for example.



#20
Greatest Accomplishment - Creating art
Worst Failure - Inability to control our own fear and pride
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#21
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those two things coincide with each other though : /


That's very true. It could be argued that the nuclear bomb is the worst thing ever created as it holds the power to destroy us, but it could also be argued that it keeps us safe and stops war between superpowers due to m.a.d. outcomes being a potential outcome.

Also I think we should try to say actual single things, not things like technology. Because that's too diverse.

To the person that said genocide, yes sadly there have been many, and the holocaust isn't the worst in terms of number of people killed, I merely picked it for its ruthlessness and systematic degradation and the fact that it was very highly supported by normal people. Some of the things that where done to people in the holocaust are unspeakable.

Really guys, try to think of single things, individual and definable things.
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#22
Lots of good things. (Devlopment and perfection of the art forms would be high on my list)

Worst: The way* society has ended up now , the abandonment of virtue and morality , decline in the strength of humans (mental and physical). All people care about now is attaining pleasure and fun.

Edit: Way , not day*
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#23
"Weapons change, soldiers don't"

Can't find a quote with more truth behind it than that one.
#24
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Lots of good things. (Devlopment and perfection of the art forms would be high on my list)

Worst: The way* society has ended up now , the abandonment of virtue and morality , decline in the strength of humans (mental and physical). All people care about now is attaining pleasure and fun.

Edit: Way , not day*


how can one perfect an art form? My view of art has always been that it is the explicit imperfection of it which gives it its intrigue.
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#25
If it has no faults then its perfect , and I can think of many art works that have no faults.
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#26
BEST: Music

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#27
Best- Walking on 2 feet

Worst- our increasing compensation for stupid and lazy people.
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#28
Best - Various types of life enhancing surgeries (pace makers, kidney transplants, etc)
worst - war.
What you cannot escape, you must fight; what you cannot fight, you must endure.
#29
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If it has no faults then its perfect , and I can think of many art works that have no faults.


But like all art, it is subjective. What is perfect to you may be imperfect to others.

Furthermore, perfection is a state unattainable in our universe due to the laws of thermodynamics and entropy. Perfection in itself is not subjective however people's perceptions of it are.
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#30
Best: Internet

Worst: Pollution

I don't know.
Good question
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#32
Not sure what my best/worst are but I will say this, war has its benefits such as technology and it makes history more amusing.
#34
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This man is correct.
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#35
the best - music =)

the worst is probably yet to come. i think it will ultimately be the annihilation of too many species .... maybe even of the human race ?
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#36
best- discovered how to harness electricity
worst - television
Yeah i finally got round to all this, so, what shall i put here?

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#37
Hmm so many, generally though i think

BEST - discovering how to split the atom, thats an achievement
Worst - misusing the above knowledge (nuclear warheads)
#38
best thing? music in general actually. as for the worst, organized religion. want proof? the crusades, Salem, the billions of dollars the church rakes in yearly that never gets spent on it's members.
#39
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Germany not we.


The Nazi Party, not Germany, were involved in the Holocaust, also the thread is about HUMAN failings and endeavours, the Nazis were human, so therefore, they are us too.
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#40
Whoa 50 years after WWII and we're still ripping this on the germans. Worst thing could in theory may have been the creation of the 'humans' involved in the movement with the Nazi's that lead to the deaths of so many poor Jews. Oh and Hitler
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