Timeline of Human Genius!
evolution and social progress from 125,000 B.C. to today
good news & social progress from 125,000 B.C. to today
“Everyone is right”, Connected
The Environment Ministry is working to incorporate the goals into its policy reports and plans, while a growing number of companies are aligning their business and product strategies to the agenda.
According to the report, Sri Lanka’s installed electricity generation capacity needs will increase from 3,700MW to 34,000MW by 2050.
Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore, just days after violence broke out over the removal of a similar monument in neighboring Virginia.
The lower carbon emissions were worth billions of dollars as a result of the avoidance of the range of problems caused by fossil fuels.
Money will fund vaccination of 45 million children annually until 2020, when the world could finally be declared polio-free
The 22-2 vote allowed minimum wage to be set at $13 per hour.
Multiple members of the White House manufacturing council have resigned in protest this week over President Donald Trump’s botched response to a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Royal Schiphol Group has announced that all of its business units are set to run on sustainable power from the beginning of 2018.
Primark has made sustainable cotton a permanent fixture in its stores with the launch of its first sustainable cotton pyjamas for women.
The general assembly is currently reviewing a proposal that will create scholarships, set up affirmative action, and allow people to change their name and sex on official documents without approval from a judge.
Egalitarian, Multi-cultural, Non-hierarchical, Tolerance
Americans placed their faith in Barack Obama, turning their backs on a past of slavery and segregation and electing the first African-American to the US presidency.
In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that “the time for the healing of the wounds has come.”
Olivia Records was a collective founded in 1973 to record and market women’s music.
Scientific evidence had mounted that CFCs were damaging to Earth’s ozone layer. Sweden was the first to act on this evidence.
“Imagine” was “just what John believed: that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out.”
In his iconic speech at the Lincoln Memorial for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King urged America to “make real the promises of democracy.”
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which in 1962 exposed the hazards of the pesticide DDT, eloquently questioned humanity’s faith in technological progress and helped set the stage for the environmental movement.
Science, Mechanistic, Materialism, Technology
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
The long-awaited agreement ended 200 years of British rule and was hailed by Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi as the “noblest act of the British nation.”
On this day in 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire, a technological innovation that would make automobiles safer and more efficient.
The discovery of penicillin, one of the world’s first antibiotics, marks a true turning point in human history — when doctors finally had a tool that could completely cure their patients of deadly infectious diseases.
With over a thousand glides from atop Big Kill Devil Hill, the Wrights made themselves the first true pilots.
Pasteurization, invented by Louis Pasteur in 1864, kills harmful bacteria that tend to grow in dairy products, especially in the absence of refrigeration. At the time, the discovery was rather revolutionary; it allowed milk to be consumed less immediately and prevented many illnesses.
On September 22, soon after the Union victory at Antietam, he issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.”
Darwin’s theory argued that organisms gradually evolve through a process he called “natural selection.”
In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney (1765-1825) patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber.
Right and wrong, Religion, Law, Structure, Government
This idea formed the basis of the new U.S. Constitution, which became the law of the land in 1789.
San Marino’s constitution is the world’s oldest, having been first written in the year 1600.
“95 Theses” propounded two central beliefs—that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deeds.
That accord formed the basis of what was to become the Aztec Empire that ruled Central Mexico and eventually most of Mesoamerica when the Spanish arrived at the very end of the Postclassic period.
The Yassa aimed at three things: obedience to Genghis Khan, a binding together of the nomad clans, and the merciless punishment of wrongdoing.
Muslims believe the Quran was revealed between 609 CE and 632 CE, and organized into the Uthman codex in 650 CE.
Plato sets out to define justice, and to define it in such a way as to show that justice is worthwhile in and of itself.
The mysterious Laozi’s ancient wisdom may be hard to translate, but the meaning is clear – learning to be self-aware could improve modern life
In the late 6th century BCE, the small city-state of Rome overthrew the shackles of monarchy and created a republican government that, in theory if not always in practice, represented the wishes of its citizens.
The Self, Individualism, Heroism, Power
Homer is the earliest poet in Western culture whose works have survived intact.
The Iron Age began when iron replaced bronze as the most popular metal used for weapons.
The Akkadian Empire eventually also stretched across modern day Turkey, Iran, and Lebanon.
Tons of monarchs make an appearance on the Sumerian King List, but there’s only one lady named: Kubaba, or Kug-Bau.
Two of the oldest known literary works are the “Kesh Temple Hymn” and the “Instructions of Shuruppak,” both of which exist in written versions dating to around 2500 B.C.
Sumeria was the first civilization, created the first writing system, and had the first monarch.
Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c. 3500-3000 BCE.
Evidence indicates they were created to serve as potter’s wheels around 3500 B.C. in Mesopotamia—300 years before someone figured out to use them for chariots.
Uruk, however, is the only contender for the title of `oldest city’ which has physical evidence and written documentation, in the form of cuneiform texts, dating the activities of the community from the earliest period.
Beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millenium BC in Iran, and recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and was spread throughout world.
Ceremony, Spirits, Animism, Tribes, Superstitions, Mysticism
The first recorded exchange of a dowry occurs in 3,000 BCE.
Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago.
The roots of ibogaine trace all the way back to Africa where the naturally occurring psychoactive substance has been used for thousands of years. It is especially sacred to the Bwiti tribe of Cameroon and the Gabon region where they use the substance as a natural healer and in rites of passage ceremonies.
These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment.
Writers on ayahuasca have often proposed that the use of the drink is very ancient; the date of about 5000 years BP recurs frequently.
Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization
Broadly defined, mysticism can be found in all religious traditions, from indigenous religions and folk religions like shamanism, to organised religions like the Abrahamic faiths and Indian religions, and modern spirituality, New Age and New Religious Movements.
Known only as Mungo Man, an individual who walked the earth some 42,000 years ago provides us with what is believed to be the earliest example of cremation in human history.
The flutes, made from bird bone and mammoth ivory, come from a cave in southern Germany which contains early evidence for the occupation of Europe by modern humans – Homo sapiens.
A 50,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton discovered in a cave in France was intentionally buried.
Survival, Sex, Food, Family
Archaeological evidence now indicates that pigs were domesticated at least twice, once in China’s Mekong valley and once in Anatolia, the region in modern-day Turkey.
Goats (Capra hircus) were among the first domesticated animals, adapted from the wild bezoar ibex Capra aegargus in western Asia.
One motif – a faint red dot – is said to be more than 40,000 years old.
The Griffith University professor Maxime Aubert and his team were able to determine that the Sulawesi paintings are, at minimum, 39,900 years old.
Central Europe’s prehistoric people would likely have been amused by today’s hand-sized hamburgers and hot dogs, since archaeologists have just uncovered a 29,000 B.C. well-equipped kitchen where roasted gigantic mammoth was one of the last meals served.
The 7 centimetre (2 3/4 inch) needle was made and used by our long extinct Denisovan ancestors, a recently-discovered hominin species or subspecies.
They used carbon dating on nuggets of hearth charcoal and eggshells to discover that the shelter was first occupied about 50,000 years ago.
Some of the earliest arrowheads come from South Africa. As people spread from Africa to India, Australia, all over Asia, and Europe, they took their bows and arrows with them.
A team of archaeologists has uncovered some of the world’s earliest shell ornaments in a limestone cave in Eastern Morocco.
The discovery of fire, or, more precisely, the controlled use of fire was, of necessity, one of the earliest of human discoveries.