Task for August 15th:
Write an essay about the most constructive and the most destructive inventions. If you could invent something that would save humankins, what would that be?
Teachers answer: 9.5 Brilliant!
Inventions have been crucial all through time: from the stone tools hundreds of years B.C., to the most modern cellphone, they have made humankind's life easier. I am going to compare and contrast some inventions, and tell my opinion about them.
The most constructive invention, in my opinion, is the word. It has helped humanbeings to create art, to invent other things, such as school objects and writing, and, most important, to express one'sself. It is very connected to culture; it evolves and changes, and, therefore, it is always as people need it to be. In addition, it is very different all around the world: languages vary even in the same country, for example. Last but not least, it is one fo the few inventions that doesn't harm ecology, but still, it is the clue that can change the world.
The most destructive invention is definetely cigarettes. They are useless and give smokers a fake look ok coolness which is actually created by companies that just want to sell more packages. They simply give the smoker false confidence and the feeling of control, while they're actually destroying their health. Cigarettes are one of various things that should disappear from the world. Another thing to mention is that they contribute a lot to pollution, as well as to cancer and other diseases.
If I could invent something to help humankind it would be some sort of machine to finish with global warming and pollution, or a pill to be conscious of what's happening to our world, because I don't see too much future to it. If people understood what's happening, they would most likely do something about it and save the planet, but if not, every young person like me won't have any future to dream about, without mentioning that the animals, plants, and other living beings would see the actual end of the world.
Rounding off, I believe cigarettes are the worst invention ever and that the word is the best and most helpful, because with it, my 'awareness pill' isn't needed, because we can explain, just by talking, what needs to be done to save the world.
Note from the author: This had been written almost a year ago, so I would love to change it. Nevertheless, and due to all the hard work the re-writing process will take, I decided to post it just like it was. I will post my current opinions later on in my blog http://maryeastmacott.blogspot.com/. I only have to say, for now, that I consider education the best invention ever, and the only tool to save the world, and humankind as the worst invention ever, if you consider it from the POV of Creationism (and I am not Catholic).