What is the most powerful thing ever created on earth?

United States
March 18, 2008 4:25pm CST
Tell me what do you think is the most powerful thing created on this earth. It could be anything that comes to your mind, there is no right or wrong answer. We all have our opinions. So I just want to hear your opinions.
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@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
19 Mar 08
I think the most powerful thing ever is ration: the power to reason!
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• Norway
19 Mar 08
WOMEN!! HA! No only kidding. Probably freedom. Thats definalty the most powerful thing on earth - what would most of us be doing without it??
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@Darkwing (21588)
18 Mar 08
I would say Nature, as a whole, but specifically trees, because they are our lifeline. We often take trees for granted, but since time immemorial, trees have been a vital nurturing force in our evolution, benefiting our environment, providing us with medicines, and inspiring myths and legends from times long ago. Their serenity and beauty provides seasonal character to the landscape and peaceful refuge from the demands of daily living, in providing us with a wall of shelter from the sweeping snow and winds of winter, woodland areas in which we can quietly walk in Spring, a shaded spot in which to sit and watch the World go by in the height of Summer, and a beautiful splash of natural, warm colours in Autumn. In fact, they depict the ever-turning, Wheel of Life. Not only is their cycle and beauty of import to us, but their necessity and role in our environment. Trees constantly cleanse and refresh the very air we breathe, by absorbing harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, which they utilise, releasing oxygen back into the air; and by filtering and trapping smoke, dust, and ash which pollutes our air, reducing the effects of global warming and enabling much of life on our Planet, to survive and thrive. In the instance of floods and heavy rainfall, trees again, work their magic. Not only do they absorb water, aiding flood prevention, but also help disperse rainfall over a more even area. By retaining water, trees help reduce the amount of silt and topsoil washed into our sewers and streams by excess water. Their fallen leaves hold moisture close to the ground aiding growth and trapping chemicals, preventing them being washed into our lakes and rivers, thus preventing water pollution. A number of trees provide us with nourishment in the fruits they bear, which contain vitamins, and others are a constant source of medicine for us. The first wheel was made from the wood the tree provides. Indeed, since Ancient Times, trees have taken an important place in history and folklore, including Herne the Hunter and the Oak, the Apple Tree in the Garden of Eden, the Cedar, dwelling place of the gods. Tolkien writes in his ’Lord of the Rings’ books, of large trees which greatly assist the forces of good, and trees are said to house various “Tree Spirits”, and provide many legends and tales of days long gone. In fact, trees provide the very paper on which this lore and legend is written. Trees attract birds, squirrels and other wildlife, and provide them also with shelter, protection and food. Wildlife which is not only important in our lives for survival purposes but sounds, and improvement to our natural landscape. What would life be without the ‘Dawn Chorus’, the mooing of cows and the bleating of the sheep; the sound of horses’ hooves as they trot past your home? The gambolling of new lambs in the springtime and the squirrels collecting their nuts, also gives us a moment of awe and wonder. So there you have my choice... trees have to be the most powerful thing that was ever created, to my mind. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
19 Mar 08
Wow i like this response. I didn't ask for a book lol. But I understand what you mean about nature. Nature is so precious to earth.
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 Mar 08
Yes it is, my friend. Life, Nature and Love are the three most precious gifts bestowed upon us. Thank you for BR... and sorry about writing a book but I'm very passionate about trees, and love to write.
@aero89 (422)
• United States
19 Mar 08
By the words 'created on Earth', I will forgo mentioning God-given powers. Power is such a hard word to explain in this sense, but for now, I will have to say government. We are basically at the mercy of people that are in higher positions than we are. While we can generally do or say what we feel, we still do not have the power to influence masses of people, and when you can do that, it's then that you have power, because you actually are changing the world, good or bad. You have a say in matters. Sure, we can vote and try to make a difference, but we delegate power all the time to those who are willing to accept it. In fact, government requires so much power and responsibility, that most of us wouldn't want it.
• United States
19 Mar 08
O yea now I definitely can agree with you on that. God has unlimited power. He has so much power it doesn't make any since. God has so much power that he can take down the whole earth if he wanted to. He could instantly take breath from everybody, but he loves his children. We were all made in his image. Every nationality. We are hear to worship him for his glory.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
18 Mar 08
In terms of the Earth itself, it would have to be nature. Nature took the planet from barren, volcanic, and poisonous; to an aquatic environment; to a pan-continential formation with a humid environment; to ages of ice and frost; to our present time. Nature also provided all for the essence of life. Nature itself ranges in biomes and geographical events. The human mind is another powerful thing created on Earth. It has gone from semi processing and cave dwelling, to simple agrarian, to budding cultures, to prosperity and decline; through economies, across nations, from farming expansion, to heavy industry, and presently the technological age. The human mind brought forth art, literature, science, philosophy, mathematics, politics, culture, governments, medicine, biological advances, advents of sea travel, flight and aeronautics including space travel. The human mind also brings with it multiple cases of destruction, self induced famine, war, political strife, religious zealotry, anarchy... and yet somehow is still here.
• United States
19 Mar 08
O yea you right. Nature is precious. Yep I can not argue with you on that.
@VampAmber (308)
• United States
18 Mar 08
The most powerful thing ever created by humans was religion. It can make peaceful people go to war, it can unite or destroy bonds of friendship, and, in the case of cults, it can take control of your brain and make you do things you'd never do otherwise. It can give people a reason to live, a reason to feel happy, or a reason to be afraid. Different religions have created entire empires. It can make people act nicer, or meaner. It can do just about anything.
• United States
19 Mar 08
Yep.
@MrPickle (36)
18 Mar 08
It depends what you mean by power, there's power as in ability to change things or strength of something, eg a boxer's punch! I think the most powerful thing that has the ability to change things is the nuclear bomb. No one wants to be the first to fire it because they know it'll end up in a nuclear war which would most likely wipe out anything living.
• United States
19 Mar 08
The nuclear bomb is powerful of course. That is something i do not want to mess with. Do you know how bad that radiation is for your skin. Them bombs are no joke, i suggest that no one plays around with this type of energy.
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
18 Mar 08
The most powerful thing on earth is life. without it... the earth would be just like the other planets. Life is what makes this one so special, and without that well we wouldn't have anything.
• United States
19 Mar 08
O what greater thing to have than having life. I believe that life is one of the greatest gifts that God created. Without life nothing really can happen.
@sld1966 (21)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I believe the most powerful thing created was the oceans. I just wish we as humans could figure out how to use that power to supply power to our homes. Maybe someday.
@jimbomuso (950)
19 Mar 08
The human spirit ,it can not be begged borrowed or stole and with cultivation can see you through anything that life throws at you.
@youless (94251)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 08
I think the most powerful thing created on earth is the science. The science has changed everything including our life. And we can live better than before. It's hard to believe that there is no electricity, gas, car, plane, computer etc. in our life today.
• United States
19 Mar 08
I think the most powerful thing ever created on earth is money. When you think about it, money is one of the most important things to us, and it really has everything to do with the quality of human life. If you don't have money, you can't afford food, healthcare, shelter, etc. So I'm placing money as my opinion!
• United States
19 Mar 08
The most powerful thing created on this earth would be money. It controls everything. Money as they say makes the world go round. Some people do anything and I mean anything to get it and do anything to keep it. You have nothing without it but can't buy everything with it.