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Submitted by peace (Finland), Jun 4, 2009 at 18:34

"the president a week ago or so spoke of the contributions Muslims have made to the world. i know they invented mathamatics and a nemerical system in the 6th century"

Completely untrue. Mathematics existed long before Muhammad and his "visions" from allah. And about that numerical system: I guess you mean how they invented the number zero and thus the numerical system we use today. Or so the muslims like us to believe.

If we look at real history the number zero came from India to the rest of the "old world". Although it had also been used by the Olmeks and Aztecs in the "new world" but it didn't spread from there to the "old world" for obvious reasons.

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