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What was the great­est sci­en­tific break­through in his­tory?

Cochlear im­plants - giv­ing pro­foundly deaf peo­ple a chance to hear again Sharon Gaulke Farm­ing took mankind from a wan­der­ing, hunter- gath­erer so­ci­ety to one that was able to grow its food and es­tab­lish per­ma­nent res­i­dence Adam Jones The steam en­gine kick- started the in­dus­trial revo­lu­tion forg­ing the way for mod­ern so­ci­ety as we know it Tammy Mathews Brown Print­ing press so the masses ceased to be de­pen­dent on clergy for knowl­edge Kate Hol­lis Pol­ish Coper­ni­cus stand­ing up to the church and telling the world that the globe is not flat @ jon­joned­in­burgh The sci­en­tific method it­self is the great­est sci­en­tific break­through in his­tory. Ev­ery­thing prior was aim­less grop­ing in the dark @ cow­per_ anne The dis­cov­ery that fer­mented grapes turn into wine

Whose rep­u­ta­tion would you like to see read­dressed on screen?

@ JemDuducu Ed­ward I af­ter be­ing shown as a pan­tomime vil­lain in Brave­heart

@ irish­his­tory Maybe an ac­cu­rate por­trayal of Win­ston Churchill – war crimes and racism in­cluded?

@ TheWildHogg Alexan­der Gra­ham Bell. In my life­time he’s gone from hero to zero, but a lot of peo­ple still don’t know why

@ ElanorGrimes12 Richard III. Not a hunch­back. No ev­i­dence he mur­dered chil­dren. Tu­dor pro­pa­ganda at work

@ Pe­droHodges96 Ulysses S Grant. He is of­ten re­mem­bered as a cor­rupt drunk­ard. I feel his mil­i­tary achieve­ments should be ad­dressed in­stead of his al­most ‘ non ex­is­tent’ re­la­tion­ship with the bot­tle

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