“Sorry, chaps, you’re obsolete"

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  1. Tropodan

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    Do you think it's also possible that no science denial could get off the ground in the Islamic world due to strict and severe punishments for descent?

    I can't help but assume this but I don't know. Great post though.
     
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    I believe that early Islam aligned itself with science, because early Islam was a product of militarism and conquest. In military matters, and in all matters regarding one's survival, one cannot afford to close their eyes to the truth, unless they wish to set themselves up for failure.

    Wars, often times, have served as a catalyst for scientific breakthroughs, as they force the population to go into an "over-drive" of sorts, in belief that their existence is being threatened. Failed concepts are quickly abandoned, and more successful alternatives are welcomed, even if they may previously have been regarded as heretical.

    Early Islam operated in a state of perpetual war, a legitimate attempt at a world conquest, and pushed the civilizations involved into achieving breakthroughs that may otherwise have been left unfounded, in a state of peace and comfort. It also helped that they could absorb the knowledge and the expertise, from the civilizations they conquered.
     
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    Ripskater Johnny Mac's friend Banned

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    I await the day we can stop hearing the "As it says in Leviticus" or other such nonsense about God being the only one capable of creating life. Add that issue onto the scrap heap of religious contributions towards inquiry within the natural world.
     
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    Sounds like "Every child gets a trophy!" talk....
     
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    The joke is on those scientist.
    I was already obsolete.
     
  8. NC252

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    You're right all of the scientific breakthroughs made by Muslims have helped shape this modern world. Where would science be without them.
     
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    luckyshot The ONLY iPotWR

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    Lol @ Rip just listing all the people smarter than him.

    Keep going bud.
     
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    While I am a Christian, I do think Evolution is correct. That said, I am curious why we have not seen any evolutionary advancement in monkeys. You would think by now one of them would make a intelligence leap considering they have been around as long as we have.
     
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    One has to wonder; should we be doing any of this?

    Is that a worthwhile end game to almost anyone?

    That's the voice that is slowly being silenced though, the people who live.
     
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    A mouse with no father! That is not that impressive considering certain segments of the urban population have been fatherless for decades.
     
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    Haha, I believe that we have to some extent. But evolution occurs over hundreds of millions of years, and observed human history in this area only dates back a century.
     
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    Communists + biology = execution of geneticists, shitty crop yield, politically based pseudo-science. What a coincidence, same as sociology today.
     
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    You're getting played like a fool, and it's your self-centered mind that prevents you from seeing the greater truth about what's going on.
     
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    Even if all the women teamed up with all the Democrats, it’s just more dead bodies.

    Women sure are trying though, aren’t they?
     
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    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150818-chimps-living-in-the-stone-age

    Rarely does anything advance by leaps and bounds (revolution). But rather usually by small baby steps that take eons (evolution). By my understanding anyways.
     
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