Boxing Forum
  Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | Lounge  | The Wire |  Audio  | Arcade
Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Boxing Scene Lounge
Register Blogs Chat Arcade Groups Mark Forums Read
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#81
Old 10-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Luffy
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Marineford
Age: 24
Posts: 4,058
Rep Power: 18 Luffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond reputeLuffy has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 25,102.67
Bank: 111,082,094,884,029.69
Total Points: 111,082,094,909,132.36
Thanks for the points, you're a quality poster and I respect you. - Niño De Oro here's a gift.. - chiguy91 Happy New Year. - Round 1 I can't green you again yet, and you have more points than I do ... don't be greedy! :) - *Boss Lady* No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest 
No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest No Message - Tha_Greatest Best 24/7 ever - Jeff Da Maori have an apple - bigsmoothh 
Gay and Lesbian Pride - PACnPBFsuck Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - chiguy91 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Tha_Greatest 
Default

the people that made indoor plumbing
Reply With Quote
Luffy is offline
#82
Old 10-14-2012, 10:32 AM
res
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,334
Rep Power: 22 res has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond reputeres has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 107,801,788.55
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 107,801,788.55
Thanks for your help! - Bendigo To the 80's cartoons. - WTFBALLZ 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by New England View Post
language is greater than, and allows for the existence of

spoken / understood language > writing


and then you have the number one:

controlling fire > all.

also, agriculture likely predated writing. agriculture is what allowed for surpluses of food and the creation of cities, where writing, religion, and whatever other various aspects of culture would be cultivated.
Spoken language was certainly a great invention and it is pretty impossible to envision human civilization without it. I think one could take issue with the idea that written language is impossible without spoken language though. The earliest writing systems were pictograms (picture representations) and didn't have any relationship to the spoken language (which in most cases were still primitive and undeveloped ). Over time the pictures begin to include representations of the spoken language as well. You can really see it in the Chinese family of languages which hasn't changed all that much in thousands of years, and is made up significantly of pictograms but with some phonetic (spoken) elements placed into it over time. It isn't a wholly pictorial language but it isn't principally based on phonetics either. So basically writing and spoken language (or at least the kind of complex spoken languages that we think of when we use the phrase ) developed along together.

Writing has allowed for countless human advancements, including the agricultural advancements you described, for it allowed for a counting system to help keep track of agricultural goods.
Reply With Quote
res is offline
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
accomplishments, greatest, human

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Fight Videos - Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC All rights reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:40 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.