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To: forkinsocket

Arab societies gave us the Astrolabe, but that was about it, and had nothing to do with Islam. Pre-Islamic Arab developments were much more robust. Islam had a definite retrograde effect on science and medicine in conquered lands.


23 posted on 01/15/2008 5:44:40 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Try doing algebra some time, and math without arabic numerals.


30 posted on 01/15/2008 5:50:56 AM PST by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: montag813

Persia, for instance, under Zoroastronism was when the majority of any of the cultural advances were made.

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37 posted on 01/15/2008 6:05:32 AM PST by khnyny (Clinton and Co. are the carnies of American politics.)
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