Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
So, Science Prosper Only When Authorities Are Weak.

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Alexander on September 5, 2001 21:52:03 UTC

May be arabian mathematicians were able to do research because their political leaders were busy fighting with each other (or with other powers) at the time?

Also pity that competing religions were extremely untolerant to each other in the past. Spanish priests burned tons of Maya literature (only 4 books survived), ordered to kill all Maya priests and all educated elite, and to destroy glyphs, painting, sculpture, etc - in attempts to convert indians into christianity. As a result, most of knowledge accumulated by Maya is lost.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2018 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins