Holy cow, I wrote a book!
an essay contest on the topic
What is Humanity's worst Invention?,
it reminded me of a related essay exercise assigned to
seventh-graders by a friend of mine.
The students (typically thirteen years of age) were given the topic
What is humanity's greatest invention or discovery?
Here are some of the greatest inventions and discoveries of all time,
according to these students:
Some sentences written in support of these claims:
That last one is my favorite.
There's something poetic about it.
Update 1pm: It should have gone without saying that these
are hardly representative samples of the students' work
but rather the most amusing ones.