Over at The Guardian there’s a CiF post which is inviting suggestions as to what is the greatest human innovation? It’s been sparked by Spiked-online’s rolling discussion of the same – as detailed in this article. Personally I’m taken by the suggestion, from biologist Lewis Wolpert, of the microscope, but since Robert Hooke was one of Those [Royal Society] Guys that won’t be much of a surprise. My own suggestion is the telescope – as utilised by, but not invented by, Galileo Galilei.. amongst others.. Which shouldn’t be a surprise either. Although I know someone has a compelling argument for electricity.
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