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What has Poland contributed to the Western civilisation?


lef 11 | 478  
24 Jul 2006 /  #1
Quoting: brainvib
I am very proud of my Polish ancestry and Poland's contributions to western civilization.

Me too

Please explain,, what has Poland contributed to the Western civilisation?

Quoting: IndianPolishGurl
Quoting: brainvib
I am very proud of my Polish ancestry and Poland's contributions to western civilization.

Me too

Please explain,, what has Poland contributed to the Western civilisation?

I forgot to say, Dont't respond by saying bigos and sausages?
China  
24 Jul 2006 /  #2
I can feel that you are lookin for an argument...no problem boy , you got it....explain clearly what you mean by "western cvilisation" and I will send you a secret Polish recipe for making a good bigos and sausage . The last one was known to improve the mentality of some westerners,,,but only few .so don't keep your hopes high.
IndianPolishGurl  
24 Jul 2006 /  #3
Does the word DUH come to mind? Are you really that dumb that you don't even know such things as this? Why do you even have a Polish citizenship?

Have you heard of...

Fryderyk Chopin.... Paweł Edmund Strzelecki.... Kazimierz Funk... Nicolaus Copernicus... Maria Skloowska-Curie.... Krzysztof Penderecki.... Roman Polanski.... Andrzej Wajda.... JOHN PAUL II

These are just SOME names of Polish people who have made their marks in the world through Science, Music/Entertainment, Politics, Religion.... theres many many that I could add to that list.... and by saying made a mark in the world, I mean they have helped people all around the world and given other hope for the future...
China  
24 Jul 2006 /  #4
Dear IndianPolishGurl ,

Is he Polish ? I thought he was from Australia.Probably wated to argue with a kangaroo , got kicked in a head and developed a complex about bigos and kielbasa.
IndianPolishGurl  
24 Jul 2006 /  #5
hahaha! Yeah he has posted that he is Polish born Australian and that he has both Pl and Au citizenships.... but he is so Anti Pl I dont get why he even has a Polish citizenship? I guess he is one of the unlucky people in the world who have lost connection with their roots... oh well...

I think his favorite meal is probalby McDonalds or ''Hungry Jacks'' (Why change the name from Burger king??), fried kangaroo and vegemite on top sprinkled with pieces of wichedi grups.... the all true Oz meal! :P

I think u r right... i think he got kicked in the head by the kangaroo he was trying to catch for dinner!
guest-iwona  
24 Jul 2006 /  #6
INDIANPOLISH GIRL,

I really like you.

I am polish but I live in England.

I must admin that I met here lots polish people being so negative about Poland.I don't know why?
Some complexes.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
24 Jul 2006 /  #7
Why hasn`t this moron been banned yet ?
Tlum  
24 Jul 2006 /  #8
Yes, there are so many Poles that contributed to the whole World Society. In the XX centrury the greatest person, IMO, was John Paul II. And what about the Poles whose parents were born in Poland but their children were born as citizens of another country -- in the US, for example, you can very often hear the Polish last name taken by someone influential in that country. I wouldn't be surprised if in this centrury the US will have a president whose last name sounds like "Kowalski".
guests  
24 Jul 2006 /  #9
Sorry mate but no one outside poland has heard of any but a handful of them.Most countries have scientists etc.I think only countries with big contribution to world have been-China,Roman Empire,Ancient Greece,Great Britain,USA,France
Tlum  
24 Jul 2006 /  #10
Roman Empire,Ancient Greece

I thought we were talking about the modern times here...
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
24 Jul 2006 /  #11
Well, when we`re talking about famous Polish immigrants in the US - then one of the most famous is probably Matra Kostyra alias Martha Stewart

and in politics - probably prof. Zbigniew Brzeziński

Well then - lef - perhaps you should educate yourself. You should`t make responsible other people for your lack of knowledge - the only one to blame here is you.
bolo 2 | 304  
24 Jul 2006 /  #12
Please explain,, what has Poland contributed to the Western civilization?

How about polishforums.com/love-36/nice-women-photos-1172/Nice Polish Picture girls ? :)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
3 Aug 2006 /  #13
Wow. How does that foot taste in your mouth?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
3 Aug 2006 /  #14
Hmm, that strange...I wasn't able to post the whole message, so there is the second part. Hope this time it will be OK. From Admin - it's easier to provide the link to the source. :)

But that way it doesn't look so impressive, isn't it?? :) hehe

OK, I learnt my lesson. Cheers. :)
OP lef 11 | 478  
7 Aug 2006 /  #15
Clearly Poland has poduced super stars, point taken, (I think JP11 is the pick of the pick) but in the last 20yrs there hasn/t been much action....or am I wrong....I heard nothing of medical advances, scrience, new discoveries, it seems to rely on usa and Australia for information and help.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
7 Aug 2006 /  #16
- How about i.e. discovering new planets - our scientists have discovered over 50% of all planets that have been discovered outside our solar system so far..

serwisy.gazeta.pl/nauka/1,34137,709723.html

..not to mention the method of discovering them.

..a method of cureing the Parkinsons diesese by implanting implants into the brain that is being used here since a coupple of years, and there had been over 400 such operations here:

cskwam.mil.pl/index.php?t1=struktura&t2=cskmon&t3=k19#ch_p

while in the US and the UK this method is still being in experimental stages:

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4522452.stm

...or the hundreds of other discoveries:

mnii.gov.pl/mein/index.jsp?place=Lead08&news_cat_id=496&lay out=4&offset=0&count=20

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As you can see the reason why you aren`t getting this on the news is that what I have mentioned earlier - just read the first article.
bolo 2 | 304  
7 Aug 2006 /  #17
news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6102458.html - Joanna Rutkowska - a Polish researcher who (legally - for research purposes) hacked the newest version of MS Windows.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
7 Aug 2006 /  #18
Joanna Rutkowska - a Polish researcher who (legally - for research purposes) hacked the newest version of MS Windows.

Yes - that`s becaouse this year our programers achieved this:

topcoder.com/stat?c=country_avg_rating

and our highschool students achieved this:

topcoder.com/tc?module=HSRank

And this is only one of the top world rankings.
Robbie  
26 Nov 2006 /  #19
LEF, YOUR COMMENTS AND ARROGRANCE ARE AS FAR OUT AS YOUR COUNTRY!!
iwona 12 | 542  
27 Nov 2006 /  #20
I agree
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
27 Nov 2006 /  #21
Hey, I remember this thread. I made my first post here... After that I decided to start participating in this forum. Ahh, the memories. :)
jasiu  
27 Nov 2006 /  #22
what has Poland contributed to the Western civilisation?

wodka... :)
Benedetta  
27 Nov 2006 /  #23
A Polish army unit freed Breda - a city in Holland - during the war: there's even a museum about it: maczekmuseum.nl

Cheers
jasiu  
27 Nov 2006 /  #24
dont forget how much polish pilots contributed to the battle of britain during ww2

did anyone mention wodka...?
ola123  
27 Nov 2006 /  #25
did anyone mention wodka...?

Yes you two posts above :).
itterio  
27 Nov 2006 /  #26
Well, as a musician - for me Fryderyk Chopin is one of the major contribution ! :)
iwona 12 | 542  
28 Nov 2006 /  #27
Maria Curie-Sklodowska
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
2 Dec 2006 /  #28
I already posted it here, but here it goes again:

newpoland.com/famous_poles_scientists_main.htm
dulciana - | 28  
3 Dec 2006 /  #29
Yes, and Jan of Lublin was one of the earliest composers in Western Europe.

It might interest people to know that the great Johann Senastian Bach had a Polish friend, and expressed interest in taking up a church music position in Gdansk!
IdW  
30 May 2007 /  #30
Thats because you are afflicted by limited thinking ability...

Please add Iraq/Iran, Ancient Egypt, India/Pakistan, Turkey, Cush

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