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To: forkinsocket
Thank also the Byzantines and the Irish ( remember the book “How The Irish Saved The West ). There was a great deal of colaberation.
2 posted on 01/15/2008 5:18:21 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl
Thank also the Byzantines and the Irish

People tend to forget that after the Western Roman Empire started coming apart, the Eastern Roman Empire (the Byzantine empire centered in Constantinople) was still going strong, until it fell to Muslim invasion

It was Muslim raiders, pirates and bandits who helped KEEP Europe in the Middle Ages. Muslim pirates stopped trade in the Mediterranean, cut off contact to India and China, and generally made a feudal existence necessary to survival.

And, no, the Arabs did not invent "Arabic numerals" or algebra. That was stolen from Indian mathematicians by Arab conquerers

12 posted on 01/15/2008 5:26:57 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: Biggirl

To engage muslims in argument over anything is spitting in the wind.


17 posted on 01/15/2008 5:33:06 AM PST by x_plus_one (The entire Islamic moral universe devolves solely from the life and teachings of Muhammad.)
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To: Biggirl

While the word “Renaissance” is usually refered to that period which great works of art, literature, music, etc., flourished, it should be remembered that a lower definition of the word means - “a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival: a moral renaissance.” So, there is some truth to the statement because you cannot have a renaissance if you were at the top. Being hamstrung by Islam for centuries is the main reason the Renaissance occurred.


29 posted on 01/15/2008 5:50:13 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Biggirl

No doubt islam contirbuted alot back in the day.

But how can one brag when all of the progress is in the rear view mirror?

Bizarre.


43 posted on 01/15/2008 6:13:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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