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in response to reader comment: So called Islamic science - to Mu'een Ud Deen et.al.

Submitted by ben dean (Australia), Mar 10, 2006 at 20:01

It is true that a lot of science was advanced during the era of islamic imperialism. However these advances were carried on from previous advances, made by the likes of the ancient greeks etc. They were a continuation of human advancement. Whether this is down to islam or not is a very debatable point. Many advances were stifled by the state and many technological leaders were not even muslims themselves. The time when islamic society was most progressive was probably when it was the least fundimentalist and the most secular, days that didn't last for very long historically.

If you use this argument then where are the scientific breakthroughs made by people in the muslim world of late? Where are the great artists and writers? Where is technology advancing most rapidly?

certainly not in the muslim world I'm afraid, so what happened?

I suggest you read some of Dr Pipes books if you want to learn more.
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