Thursday, July 28, 2011

Arabs have naming rights

Baghdad was once the intellectual center of the world. The astronomer in this video (I've seen him interviewed on shows for Discovery and History Channel but I forgot his name) discusses the progress Muslims made between 800 and 1100, and their subsequent decline. What caused the decline? I have asked before.

Thanks dad for sending this!


Maury said...

I bet this clown gets more time for the child porn than the terror charges.

I think the military should put bin Laden's porn collection on Ebay. We can use the revenue.

Maury said...

He pretty much answered the question of why Islam did so much then, and so little now. Scholars of all beliefs were welcome to study in Baghdad back then. Today, Muslims in Baghdad can barely tolerate each other. I hope the US never loses that tolerance.