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Old 13.11.2009, 13:46
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And what has describing distillation has to do with religion? People in a particular area gained knowledge and described it. They would have done it anyway, with any other religion. Scientific knowledge is advanced by inquisitive nature of humans and need. Not religion.

Saying that religion has anything to do with it is pure rubbish.
I wouldn't agree totally as different religions and cultures have different attitudes to investigative thought and inquiry.

So whereas the Qu'ran prohibits the consumption of alcohol, and arguably by extension its manufacture, it is remarkable that the arabic scientists in question were allowed to perform their investigations without being persecuted (actually they were encouraged and supported). Maybe had they been born in a different place and a different age they would have been put to death for merely suggesting the idea.

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