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Re^2: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

by Eily (Monsignor)
on Feb 01, 2017 at 15:02 UTC ( #1180760=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?
in thread Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?

But it probably happened long after the discovery of inventing.

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Re^3: Before electricity was invented, what was the Electric Eel called?
by LanX (Archbishop) on Feb 01, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
    I know it's a pun...

    ... but the question if "invention" is older than the knowledge of electricity is interesting.

    IMHO achievements like Archimedes_screw were known before static electricity after rubbing amber (ἤλεκτρον = "Úlektron" in Greek) was described.

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    and for completeness the Electric Eel stems from South America, but I doubt the "inventors" left written records about the name! ;)

      This is a question easily answered if you look at the right resources. In this case the technology-tree of Civilization Revolution: it clearly shows that "invention" is a pre-requisite to "electricity".

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        I don't completely believe that chart, because it seems to indicate that electricity is not a requirement of mass-producing aluminum, which seems completely wrong.

      I don't know how it works in English but in French, the meaning of "invention" covers both the creation of a new idea and the discovery of something unknown, especially in archaeology: we speak about "the Nefertiti tomb inventor", for example, meaning the guy who discovered it.

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