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To Bader: What golden age?

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Submitted by Richard Lion heart (United States), Mar 11, 2006 at 00:39

You keep talking about the islamic golden age but the fact is there was no such thing. The only thing that happened was the violent conquest of the Byzantine empire, Spain, sicilly etc...

The Byzantine civilization was a great civilization, and yet muslims fell to learn anything from it. All the Byzantine thinkers and philosophers fled to the west where they contributed to the coming of the European renaissance.

Islam could not have introduce the seeds of change to Europe for a simple reason. That change was brought about by the renaissance. And what brought about the renaissance? The renaissance happened thanks to a new way of seeing the world and human beings. That way of thinking is called humanism. Humanism does not exist in Islam. Therefore Islam could not have introduced the seeds of humanism to Europe.

Bader can you name a few scientific break throughs made during the islamic golden age? I will be waiting for your answer.
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