Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

it's a long list and many achievements were to the benefit of humanity

take only this :
First correct description of circulation of the blood - William Harvey
Smallpox vaccine - Edward Jenner
Antisepsis in surgery - Joseph Lister
Artificial intraocular lens transplant surgery for cataract patients - Harold Ridley
Colour blindness first described by John Dalton in Extraordinary facts relating to the vision of colours

or this

 Compound microscope with 30x magnification - Robert Hooke
Electrical generator (dynamo) - Michael Faraday
Galvanometer - William Sturgeon
Infrared radiation - discovery commonly attributed to William Herschel.
Newtonian telescope - Sir Isaac Newton
Micrometer - Sir William Gascoigne
the first bench micrometer that was capable of measuring to one ten thousandth of an inch - Henry Maudslay
Sinclair Executive, the world's first small electronic pocket calculator - Sir Clive Sinclair
Slide rule - William Oughtred [14]
Synthesis of coumarin, one of the first synthetic perfumes, and cinnamic acid via the Perkin reaction- William Perkin
The Law of Gravity - Sir Issac Newton
DNA fingerprinting - Sir Alec Jeffreys

frankly I don't like this diary. Any country has it plusses and minuses. And the Anglo-SAxons are not worse than others

and I am French and proud of it...

and what has Africa done to you ?

by oldfrog on Sun Jan 21st, 2007 at 06:57:58 AM EST
Lister!  Newton!  What a pair of imperialist twits.  World would've been better off without them.  Who needs sterilization anyway?  And gravity  -- pfft, it's not like he invented it....


by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Sun Jan 21st, 2007 at 07:19:28 AM EST
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All of which were made by individuals and by no act of any government, state, country or nation in any way associated with the UK.

Your appeal to relativism has ensured that I will forever discount everything you ever say. Le relativisme c'est pour les nuls.

by richardk (richard kulisz gmail) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 04:57:09 AM EST
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Frankly, Richard, no one cares what you will forever discount.

Your comments are those of a racist and a pathological troll. Tone them down and participate in a civil discussion, or clear out.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 05:12:18 AM EST
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For those who wish to understand, a blatantly racist and offensive comment by richardk received enough troll ratings for it to disappear.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 05:25:53 AM EST
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richardk's grossly inappropriate troll rating of this comment was undone by me, along with all his other comment ratings.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 05:35:51 AM EST
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richardk seems to have gotten his jollies out of all this...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 06:27:02 AM EST
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I'd dispute that he was a member of this community - he was at best a parasitic entity. His goals were never to enrich the wiki, or to learn from it, but rather to distort it into his private soapbox and shooting gallery.

Extracted from here.

I guess everyone here lost precious time and energy with this "diary". Not sure how ET works members-wise, but I can guarantee we can expect more of the same from this character.

by balbuz on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 06:45:01 AM EST
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