The first attempts at science were done by Muslims, if I recall correctly.
You do not recall correctly. Science has been "done" since the beginning of time. The Egyptians by 3500 BC (4100 years before Islam existed) were practicing astronomy, Medicine, mathamatics..... Really. WTF!
I am NEVER contributing a dime to a university again.
The OXY in his usual horseshit throwing said this nonsense:
I wrote an entire essay here detailing both Islamic influences in modern Western philosophy and Islamic philosophical ideas found in Western philosophy in my discussion with VS. I'm not going to repost it. DrLee and SolarCross were present throughout the debate so they're just either willfully ignorant or haven't read the debate at all.
You can post that you wear pink underwear but that does not make you right. (And given where you live, might get you hung but then I digress.)
Oxy said: All translated Greek texts that came to Europe were Islamic commentaries. This isn't the only proof but it's the most simple ones.
And it is untrue. Of course it is untrue. Perhaps Oxy does not know what a commentary is. Or perhaps he forget that early Christians....oh never mind.
And, as usual, completely wrong. FFS man. We have extant mosaics of Odysseus from 200 years before Islam existed.
And they probably helped preserve a lot of Greco-Roman works during the Dark Ages.
There is no doubt about scholarship in Islamic countries during the dark ages. But is this because of Islam or despite it?
This thread is becoming really shallow.