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ID Date Discovery / Invention Individual Location (Empire) Notes Deps Type (Discovery/Invention/Social/Technique) Soft/hard? Field URL
biped 4000000 BCE Bipedal species emerged https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipedalism#Evolution_of_human_bipedalism
stone-tool 2000000 BCE Stone tools used biped Invention https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_tool
fire 500000 BCE Fire tamed stone-tool Invention https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_of_fire_by_early_humans
religion 200000 BCE Religion fire Social Soft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_religion
art 20000 BCE Art stone-tool Social Soft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric_art
bow 20000 BCE Bows and arrows used stone-tool Invention War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_archery#Prehistory
oil-lamp 20000 BCE Oil lamps invented stone-tool Invention https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_lamp
animal-dom 12000 BCE Animals domesticated Not horses. Maybe dogs and oxen? biped Technique Agriculture https://en.wikipedia.org/wi
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ID Date Discovery / Invention Individual Location (Empire) Notes Deps Type (Discovery/Invention/Social/Technique) Soft/hard? Field
biped 4000000 BCE Bipedal species emerged
stone-tool 2000000 BCE Stone tools used biped Invention
fire 500000 BCE Fire tamed stone-tool Invention
religion 200000 BCE Religion fire Social Soft
art 20000 BCE Art stone-tool Social Soft
bow 20000 BCE Bows and arrows used stone-tool Invention War
oil-lamp 20000 BCE Oil lamps invented stone-tool Invention
animal-dom 12000 BCE Animals domesticated Not horses. Maybe dogs and oxen? biped Technique Agriculture
agriculture 8000 BCE Agriculture developed animal-dom Technique Agriculture
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ID Date Discovery / Invention Individual Location (Empire) Notes Deps Type (Discovery/Invention/Social/Technique) Soft/hard? Field
biped 4000000 BCE Bipedal species emerged
stone-tool 2000000 BCE Stone tools used biped Invention
fire 500000 BCE Fire tamed Invention
religion 200000 BCE Religion Social Soft
art 20000 BCE Art Social Soft
bow 20000 BCE Bows and arrows used stone-tool Invention War
oil-lamp 20000 BCE Oil lamps invented stone-tool Invention
animal-dom 12000 BCE Animals domesticated Not horses. Maybe dogs and oxen? biped Technique Agriculture
agriculture 8000 BCE Agriculture developed animal-dom Technique Agriculture
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Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery rendered as a tech tree
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Exhalation
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By Ted Chiang


It has long been said that air (which others call argon) is the source of life. This is not in fact the case, and I engrave these words to describe how I came to understand the true source of life and, as a corollary, the means by which life will one day end.

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The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu

Short story time!


For longer than anyone could remember, the village of Yiwei had worn, in its orchards and under its eaves, clay-colored globes of paper that hissed and fizzed with wasps. The villagers maintained an uneasy peace with their neighbors for many years, exercising inimitable tact and circumspection. But it all ended the day a boy, digging in the riverbed, found a stone whose balance and weight pleased him. With this, he thought, he could hit a sparrow in flight. There were no sparrows to be seen, but a paper ball hung low and inviting nearby. He considered it for a moment, head cocked, then aimed and threw.

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TODO: Finish inserting the separators, include discussion prompts.

Paper Menagerie

by Ken Liu

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The Great Silence
2-6

By Allora & Calzadilla & Ted Chiang


The humans use Arecibo to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. Their desire to make a connection is so strong that they’ve created an ear capable of hearing across the universe.

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Two viewpoints

The vast and growing gap between liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats – is a defining feature of American politics today.

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

Let's read a couple of political articles as a group and then discuss them, as well as the news media, social media and the way people talk about politics with friends and family.

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Applied Impro

Impro is ostensibly a book about improvisation and the theater. Depending on where you are coming from, it might be no more than that, or it might be a near-religious experience. – vkr

Let's try some improv exercises based on Keith Johnstone's excellent book.

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