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I'm not talking like Africa is a single country, the tiny voice in your head hears the words I type as that. rolleyes.gif

If I was to break down certain African nations out by themselves, you'd REALLY see how insignificant they are as far as furthering the human condition and advancing technology in the past 1000 years. Oh, say like Somalia, Gambia, Malawi, just to name three.

 

Someone from China or Islamic Caliphate would have written this about Europe and North America as well around the time you mention here. Now look at the world, and of course how we got here.

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You obviously can't read.
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in the past 1000 years.

Last 100 years .... hummmm...

2015 - 1000 = 1015 ...... (check my african math, had to draw it in the dirt)

If im not wrong that means any inventions between 1015 - 2015 .... which im not sure (again... african dirt farmer here) but that timeline would include all above inventions?
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You obviously can't read.

Nor can you:
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Oh, yeah like the CAT scanner, Maths (debatable), open heart surgery. And, if you want people whom were born from here include: PayPal, Ubuntu, SpaceX and Tesla. You should check this out, it really helps with basing statements off of facts!

You should visit that link too, and then you can determine for yourself (instead of being spoon-fed) what inventions where within the last 1000 years. (Hint: that's anything from 1015 and above).
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Yeah first use = whom invented it. That totally makes sense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_McLeod_Cormack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Hounsfield


Allan MacLeod Cormack
Born February 23, 1924
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Someone from China or Islamic Caliphate would have written this about Europe and North America as well around the time you mention here. Now look at the world, and of course how we got here.

Considering that I have already mentioned 1000 years twice already, maybe I'll be able to get through to you via song ...
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Yeah first use = whom invented it. That totally makes sense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_McLeod_Cormack
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_Hounsfield


Allan MacLeod Cormack
Born February 23, 1924
Johannesburg, South Africa


Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield
28 August 1919
Nottinghamshire, England



As far as Cormack goes ...

He was a research student at Cambridge University from 1947–49
Following a sabbatical at Harvard in 1956-57, the couple agreed to move to the United States, and Cormack became a professor at Tufts University in the fall of 1957. Cormack became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1966. Although he was mainly working on particle physics, Cormack's side interest in x-ray technology led him to develop the theoretical underpinnings of CT scanning.

So yeah, he was born in SA, but he got he real education in Europe and the US, became a US citizen and he was the theoretical part of things. Hounsfield was the actual inventor of a CT scanner.

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Invention of the CT scanner
The prototype CT scanner

While on an outing in the country, Hounsfield came up with the idea that one could determine what was inside a box by taking X-ray readings at all angles around the object.
Hounsfield's sketch

He then set to work constructing a computer that could take input from X-rays at various angles to create an image of the object in "slices". Applying this idea to the medical field led him to propose what is now known as computed tomography. At the time, Hounsfield was not aware of the work that Cormack had done on the theoretical mathematics for such a device. Hounsfield built a prototype head scanner and tested it first on a preserved human brain, then on a fresh cow brain from a butcher shop, and later on himself. On 1 October 1971, CT scanning was introduced into medical practice with a successful scan on a cerebral cyst patient at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.[14] In 1975, Hounsfield built a whole-body scanner.

Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 11/8/15 at 12:03pm
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Considering that I have already mentioned 1000 years twice already, maybe I'll be able to get through to you via song ...

Would you like an african (birth givers of math (debatably) ) to give you a crash course in mathematics?
Edited by Deago999 - 11/8/15 at 12:00pm
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Considering that I have already mentioned 1000 years twice already, maybe I'll be able to get through to you via song ...

Of course.

The Tesla Model 1. First released in 1003
The first successful SpaceX flight was in 1004
Paypal was invented in 998
   
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Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield
28 August 1919
Nottinghamshire, England
Oh for crying in a bucket, go back to preschool and learn reading comprehension because my 10 year old niece doesn't need to be spoon-fed this much when it comes to understanding simple logic.

I know you LOVE ignoring facts and want to assume that Africa is the appendix of the world's organs, but you need to get over yourself and change your prideful ignorance.
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Oh for crying in a bucket, go back to preschool and learn reading comprehension because my 10 year old niece doesn't need to be spoon-fed this much when it comes to understanding simple logic.

I know you LOVE ignoring facts and want to assume that Africa is the appendix of the world's organs, but you need to get over yourself and change your prideful ignorance.

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