Friday, July 10, 2009

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

The question:

What is the greatest invention of all time?

After you answer head over to
5 Minutes for Faith to read what I wrote about taking courage.

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  1. The printing press, of course.
    Thanks for asking; what a great Friday idea!

  2. Stereos - bringing music into the home! Have a nice weekend ...

  3. Computers! How in the world would I write on a type writer or by hand!

  4. Oooooo...that's tough.

    Chocolate! Contacts (I would be blind w/o mine)!

    Okay, on a more serious note...

    I might agree with Jody and say computers. I wouldn't be able to write with pen and least I can't imagine doing it.



    I was trying to go all deep and thoughtful, but my mind is drawing a blank. That's all I got.

  5. You know what might be an interesting spin-off to that question: What's the worst invention of all time?

    Hmmmm...cigarettes? WMD's. Interesting to think about.

  6. Vaccinations! Because without them, a lot of us wouldn't be here!

  7. I'm going to say phone. It's amazing how close someone from across the world can feel when hearing their voice.

  8. oh my gosh... what a HARD question! hmmm ... well somedays I think indoor plumbing is the best invention ... but other days I think our advanced modes of transportation are the best. It connects people around the world, allows for faster relief assistance, and let's us see more of God's beautiful creation!

  9. Books, of course! I would be lost without them. I love to read about all sorts of things and one can learn so much. I know there is the internet too but I do not like to spend too much time reading a computer screen. Have a great weekend!

  10. Yes, I agree w/ the printing press. It provided the Bible and education in general to the common man. It was huge and, I believe, divinely inspired.

    Hooray for Guttenberg!!

  11. the written word, whether hieroglyphics, pen-and-ink, printing press, internet -- imagine being able to communicate across generations!

    Oh, and indoor plumbing and the light bulb aren't bad either

  12. Harnessing a/c electricity! Boy, our live's would be shorter and harder without it! And on a lighter note: feminine hygeine products!

  13. I like Amy's idea. It's hard to beat the written word as the greatest invention ever. Unless you count baseball.

  14. I love reading answers to my One Question Friday posts. I'm partial to laughter, but I always find a way to answer things in an unusual way. :D
    ~ Wendy


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