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  1. 29 Apr '08 12:57
    do you think has given most to the culture of the world. Greece?
  2. Standard member RSMA1234
    The Guvnor....!!!!
    29 Apr '08 13:08
    Originally posted by stoker
    do you think has given most to the culture of the world. Greece?
    Depends on your measure...for exmaple it could be argued the Arabs who gave us the numbering system that is used today from everything from accountancy to computer programes

    Or if you talking art, then it could be argued China as they invited paper....
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Apr '08 15:39
    Who invented food? That's some good stuff!

    P-
  4. 29 Apr '08 16:33
    Originally posted by stoker
    do you think has given most to the culture of the world. Greece?
    Without dissecting the question, I'd go along with you on Greece. Their culture certainly has endured and had more affect on me than any other ancient civilization.
  5. 30 Apr '08 09:11
    Originally posted by RSMA1234
    Depends on your measure...for exmaple it could be argued the Arabs who gave us the numbering system that is used today from everything from accountancy to computer programes

    Or if you talking art, then it could be argued China as they invited paper....
    this is more science than culture.
  6. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    30 Apr '08 10:11
    Originally posted by stoker
    do you think has given most to the culture of the world.
    Mother.
  7. 30 Apr '08 10:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Mother.
    Mother is the name for god on the lips and hearts of little children.
  8. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    30 Apr '08 10:37
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Mother is the name for god on the lips and hearts of little children.
    Everymom, everygod? No wonder mama's mad.
  9. Standard member RSMA1234
    The Guvnor....!!!!
    30 Apr '08 11:41
    Originally posted by stoker
    this is more science than culture.
    Ok....I say Arabs for the numbering system
  10. 30 Apr '08 12:11
    Originally posted by stoker
    do you think has given most to the culture of the world. Greece?
    who is that guy who created the simpsons?
  11. 30 Apr '08 12:44
    Originally posted by stoker
    this is more science than culture.
    Science has given a lot to culture.
  12. 06 May '08 02:48
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Mother is the name for god on the lips and hearts of little children.
    "mother" as answer to the thread question makes no sense.
  13. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    06 May '08 18:33
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    "mother" as answer to the thread question makes no sense.
    Yes, it does.
  14. 06 May '08 20:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by stoker
    do you think has given most to the culture of the world. Greece?
    You can't rule out Egypt, Iraq (or Mesapotamia), China and India.

    If we narrow it down to "western" culture, then it might be a little easier, but that seems like a tautology because the concept of the "western" world is practically defined by the heritage of ancient greece.


    Edit: The Chinese invented gunpowder, but it took our superior western intellect to come up with the idea of blowing people up with it.
  15. 06 May '08 22:40
    Originally posted by RSMA1234
    Ok....I say Arabs for the numbering system
    Don't you mean India then? It's known as Arabic numerals because that's who Europeans learnt them from.

    I would say Greece/Rome. As bjohnson says, Ancient Greece has had the greatest influence on European/Western culture, especially after the Renaisance. India and China would be the other big hitters I guess.

    It sepends what you mean by science/culture though of course. If you are talking technology, then you could argue the UK as the founder of the industrial revolution, or the US for the innovations that have come from the cold war and space race, or Japan in more recent times.

    All cultures and countries have had an influence upon the world and it depends what aspect of life/culture/science etc. you are considering and what you consider the important elements, and where you are considering them from.