Nuclear weapons, evolution, the fact that earth is not the centre of the universe – these are all things which, for one reason or another, shook up the way we perceived ourselves and our world.
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It may seem like the realm of science fiction, but as humans make ever more progress in the fields of genetic engineering and nanotechnology, the possibility of immortal humans grows by the day. When the first antibiotic Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming it was heralded as a game-changer, as without such treatments a simple infection could prove deadly to even the strongest human beings.Hey don’t worry about super bacteria or ever-lasting humans, because none of that matters. On the 28th of February 1953 James Watson of the USA and Francis Crick of England discovered the double-helix structure of DNA. You may think that the discovery of extra-terrestrial life should be on this list, but it’s not, because while finding out that aliens exist would be undeniably world changing, it’d be more devastating if we found out we were completely and utterly alone. There are a bazillion movies and books which deal with the concept of artificial intelligence, i.e. the development of a machine which can think, learn and act on a level equal to or greater than human beings.There are few smells on Earth as pleasant as that of freshly cut grass, until you realise this is the scent of pure fear and agony.
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