Re: Re: What is the single most important invention that shaped the last millenn
First of all we have to imagine what the "shape" of history is. Is it the population explosion? The proliferation of cities? (Rural to urban shift.) The scientific revolution? (Alchemy to Nuclear physics.) How about a communication explosion? In that case the standardized alphabet and dictionary would be the most important "invention". Actually nevermind; the single most important invention has to be the ocean going ship. Leif Ericson reached North America 1000 years ago and then 500 years later Columbus, backed by a larger, Imperial and "globalization-ist" population busted into this hemisphere and wrecked the whole place. If you minus proper sea worthy vessels out of the last millennium then who knows what civilizations would have independently risen on either side of the Atlantic. Until the Wright brothers came along maybe no one would have crossed it at all? This is of course silly. Engineers building bridges but not boats. (?) The slave trade would never happened too.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.
- The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
- Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
Lauren Miranda sent a nude selfie to a boyfriend years ago. Somehow one of her students discovered it.
- Math teacher Lauren Miranda was fired from her Long Island school when a topless selfie surfaced.
- Miranda had only shared the photo with her ex-boyfriend, who is also a teacher in the school district.
- She's suing the school for $3 million as well as getting her job back, citing gender discrimination.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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