Epochs

Discussion in 'SMB' started by PinzaC55, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:47 PM.

  1. How many things can you think of which marked an epoch in the history of mankind ?

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  2. EchoMan

    EchoMan Winger

    End of the First World War and the 1918 Representation of the People Act
     
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  3. Mercia Blackcat

    Mercia Blackcat Striker

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    Eventually to Sputnik, the Moon, Mars and beyond.
     
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  4. double maxim

    double maxim Midfield

    Isn't epoch a geological term?

    Edit: just googled, every day is a school day. I have only ever heard the term used in the geological sence.
     
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  5. Mercia Blackcat

    Mercia Blackcat Striker

    Probably and I suppose an "Age" would be more accurate but who cares.
     
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  6. mux

    mux Striker Contributor

    Epoch Nowell-Shirley
     
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  7. Kevj

    Kevj Winger

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    Babbage’s analytical engine, considered to be the birth of the computing age.

    However, the singularly most significant achievement is man’s ability to create fire. This marked the start of modern humans.
     
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  8. I thought they all lived on Endor
     
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  9. max wartbug

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  10. Skandhaless

    Skandhaless Striker

    Compass.. Allowed sailing beyond sight of shore . Accurate clocks too.
    Splitting the atom .. The prospect of total anhialation..
    Antibiotics .. You don't die of a tooth abscess
     
  11. Chappers

    Chappers Striker

    Laughed at this more than I should have.
     
  12. r@mside

    r@mside Winger

    Internal combustion engine
    The printing press
    The Hoodie
    Internet
     
  13. Bishop Boy

    Bishop Boy Striker

    Thought it said eunuch at first.


    The start of talking and communicate is a major milestone.
     
  14. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

    When football started in 1992
     
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  15. MackneyHackem

    MackneyHackem Central Defender

    What’s this?
     
  16. Tex

    Tex Striker

    Vikings got as far as Moscow and North America without a compass.
     
  17. JonMc

    JonMc Striker

    The first world war marked the ending of so many things. Certainly the main event that I think of in terms of endings and beginnings.

    Something said the Germans and the beginning of the rocket age...fair enough.

    Agricultural revolution and later the industrial revolution for me and the changing of an agrarian to industrial economy although not an event as such marked a huge shift in how people lived.
     
  18. max wartbug

    max wartbug Winger

    A photo of what some claim to be a time traveller using a mobile phone way before they came in to existence. My Epoch for social media (tongue in cheek, of course)

    time traveller mobile phone 1928 - Google-Suche
     
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  19. Slippery Jim

    Slippery Jim Striker

    Thing is... mobile (cell) phones only work when in range of a cell tower. So unless she dragged a load of cell towers back in time with her her mobile wouldn't work. Unless its a satellite phone (which its not because it doesn't have a huge antenna) and even then she'd need to bring the satellites back in time with her as well.
     
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