There are minor events that are forgotten because they play no role in shaping the future, there are major events and major figures that history remembers, and there are even greater matters which are so basic that we cannot define what they are and who was responsible for them.
We do not know who first began to use fire or when, who invented the wheel and how.
Paradoxically, the things that truly changed the world – the development of the earliest inventions and the evolution of our primary concepts – are the things about which we know nothing.
In this sense, nature as a whole is the greatest creation, for like every great creation, it is utterly unappreciated.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz