The modern day seven wonders.

New 7 Wonders of the World.

Okay, I have mixed feelings about this. I think it’s cool that the modern world is taking part in saying what’s the greastest man-made structures in creation, but to make them the new 7 wonders of the world? I think that’s going a little too far. Nothing now even measures up to the grandeur of the originals, even though only the pyramids are still in existence. I’m just afraid that those original prodigious creations will be forgotten.

And, I mean come on, the Statue of Liberty was on the list? That is nothing compared to the Statue of Zeus or the Lighthouse of Alexandria! I guess to me the Statue of Liberty has become something of a mockery (though I don’t contest that it still holds great importance to many people, and at one point it did mean something – I just think that meaning has been lost on many).

I am in great awe of the seven wonders, the real ones. I always have been. And yes, some of the new ones do hold that same emphasis of greatness to them, but they’re still new. And they should be held in great regard, but why replace creations that were far more ancient and, in may ways, impossible feats of humankind?

Like I said, mixed feelings. Feel free to discuss, I want to know what others are thinking.

4 responses to “The modern day seven wonders.”

  1. Joshua says:

    How can there be a basis which dictates what wonders are better than others? It’s kinda stupid to dictate which wonders are supposed to be better than others. The survey was done globally with over 100 million votes. While that is a pretty good ‘average’ of what the majority of people regard as important, it doesn’t really mean anything about the wonders themselves. All the features which made it to the list, only made it because they’re popular among the people who voted. While the statue of liberty is a bit cliche’, I think the story of how hard its artist struggled for years to get the funding is quite amazing. It was an expensive feat!! But it doesn’t mean the thing is any more important than the pyramids or vice versa.

    A more rational -or useful- list might be to make a “seven wonders” for each era. Because each timeframe of humanity is completely different. For one man to create a 300ft copper monument and actually erect it in a country whose government refused to fund a single part of it is just as impressive as an ancient ruler who forced thousands of slaves to lay brick. Actually it’s quite the complete opposite thing i might say…

  2. Joshua says:

    … oops i got cut off!! Dang autocomplete >.

  3. Joshua says:

    Ah! my ascii face got interpreted as html and cut off what I wanted to say!! lol Anyways what I meant to add was that there is another nomiination for the 7 natural wonders of the world. The choice will be selected on 8/8/08

    goto http://www.natural7wonders.com/ to nominate your choice now!

  4. nikki says:

    I agree it’s stupid, and I also agree to your last paragraph. A seven wonders an era would be a much better idea. And you make a good point that each creation is definitely important in itself, and everything is subjective to what people think.

    Because it was open to so many people, it should be taken into consideration that many people probably didn’t recognize some of the wonders listed and didn’t know the history. Which means the vote is definitely biased towards what people know.

    They’re all pretty incredible.

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