Quote fromQuote fromQuote fromIt is the same line of thinking which drives people to believe that Islam is a fundamentally violent religion.
Muslims make up about 20 % of the world population but only produce 1 % of the world's scientific papers. If they're so civilized, why aren't their countries as developed as ours?
(P.S. you're my hero, rawtoast. The 1st post - plain marvelous *thumb up*)
I'm not sure your numbers are acurate but muslim nations did make a lot of scientific inventions during the midevil age.
They did. There's a reason it's called the Christian Dark Age. The Muslims during that period were very busy making many advancements related to math, science, and history. Take, for example Al-Gebra. Arabic numerals (these were earlier, but you get the idea).