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[–] Invert 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

A quick google brought up this: https://en.qantara.de/content/the-decline-of-islamic-scientific-thought-dont-blame-it-on-al-ghazali

It says al-ghazali's writings about mathematics and logic did not influence muslim society. But this other guy, Nizam al-Mulk, was in control of the schools and forced them into fundamentalism or something.

The colleges, on the other hand, stifled scientific innovation by focusing on religious studies to achieve a political end.

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[–] BottomLine 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sounds very familiar.. Starting the destruction of knowledge and progress at colleges in the name of some crazy ideology..

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[–] fagnig 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sounds very familiar..

Its not just the cultural marxist ideologues, the religious ideologues are another SJW force interested in this kind of shit:

Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

From Half True: What Politifact Got Wrong About the GOP and Critical Thinking

Interesting how religious interests want to interfere with education where it threatens religious upbringing.

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[–] Voluptuous_Panda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Aoteamerica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Whoa... Blew my mind... I think you're onto something.

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[–] SecularPenguinist 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

Mathematics, the only absolute truth in the universe is the work of the Devil.
I guess that's who we should be worshiping then as he's obviously of superior intellect than your pathetic allah.

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[–] adrianN 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Well, Lucifer is quite literally the bringer of light.

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[–] BottomLine 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And he was the one who convinced Eve to eat an apple from the tree of knowledge.

Why they'd call him the prince of darkness is strange then actually. Almost as strange as feminists calling Islam a feminist religion.

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[–] MamaFrankie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Close! Mathematics is considered a logical truth rather than an absolute one (we still disagree on stuff), and while Lucifer has an impressive resume, Astaroth is the demon associated with dominion over math and science. ^~^

Now you know more about your demonic overlords - and knowing is half the battle. ^~^

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[–] ponchoman275 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Islamic golden age lasted until the mid thirteenth century. A common date that is accepted as the end is the sacking of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258. Since then it's been either stagnation or outright decline.

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[–] SilverBanana 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I think it overestimates Al-Ghazali's influence. But yeah, there was a large intelectual shift that (along with Mongol invasion) ended the time when Islamic world was at the forefront of civilization.

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[–] ScientiaPotentia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Islamic Golden Age is a myth. Islam conquered great societies which had rich traditions of science and math and destroyed them pushing back humanity thousands of years. It was non-Muslim Dhimmis in those societies which preserved the knowledge despite Islamic authorities and most of the time having to hide the knowledge because the truth in them contradicted the Quran.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So that's why Muslims are stuck in the 11th century.

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't know about math, but spelling has got to be the work of demonds.

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[–] TauCeti 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Probably he specifically was thinking of logic, a subset of mathematics. Logic (deductive reasoning) and religion have always had a rough relationship.

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