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  • Inventions Round 1 - Plastic vs Space flight

    Plastic (1909)



    Why?
    No material has changed our lives in the past 100 years as much as plastic and its many derivative forms: PVC, Plexiglas, nylon etc… We live in a plastic world and plastic seems to be everywhere. Imagine a world without?

    Space Flight (1961)



    Why?
    Space flights are the first human steps beyond our own planet and represent one of the great expansions of human horizons. Over the past 40 years, space flights have gathered a wealth of information about our own planet and the cosmos. Major physics, biology, medicine and astronomy theories have been reshaped and rebuilt based on data collected by these manned flights.
    30
    Plastic (1909)
    90.00%
    27
    Space flight (1961)
    10.00%
    3

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    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    BORG

  • #2
    I went for plastic...although not a very 'green' invention, I see in it much more use than expensive Space flight. I'm happy with earth, what do I care of what goes on in the universe?



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    It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    BORG

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    • #3
      Can you have space flight without plastic?

      If, you could have spaceflight without the use of plastics and if travelling to other worlds are actually possible, then I would choose space flight.
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      • #4
        Plastic as it is more universally applicable.
        BoRG

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        • #5
          Plastic...but I think it's time to make it biodegradable.
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          • #6
            I vote plastic... now if only our species would stop using a semi-permanent substance in temporary roles.
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            • #7
              Now this one suprises me...I thought there would be more supporters for Space flight ands Sci-Fi...



              Greets,
              Stratego
              Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

              It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

              Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

              BORG

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              • #8
                Space Flight,

                Plastic very important but it can choke our environment.

                but with Space Flight one can can hope of finding New Frontiers.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by vikram72 View Post
                  Space Flight,

                  Plastic very important but it can choke our environment.

                  but with Space Flight one can can hope of finding New Frontiers.
                  Space Flight with out plastics? No way.
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                  • #10
                    Plastic, definitely, since it makes space flight possible in many ways.
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                    • #11
                      I use plastic more than I have been on a space flight so plastic wins.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                        Plastic, definitely, since it makes space flight possible in many ways.
                        I agree

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                          Space Flight with out plastics? No way.
                          I think this is why we're going with plastic on this one.
                          BoRG
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                          • #14
                            I would say without plastics space flight would not have been possible.

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                            • #15
                              Apologies for responding to this more than 3 years late!
                              I would have voted for plastics for the same reasons as given by others.
                              I would also have done so because I don't regard space flight as an "invention".
                              I regard it as a human activity or ability, that was enabled by a series of inventions and developments.
                              (Among these, of course, was plastics.)
                              OK, just me being Mr. Pedantic again!
                              Last edited by panther3485; 16 Sep 17, 23:26.
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