posted on Nov, 21 2003 @ 10:04 PM
We are talking Middle Ages here correct?
The Europeans or European nations acquired most of their knowledge of science, medicine, navigation, mathematics, physics, etc., from Greco-Arab
The Arabs were quite advanced in all respects and had great abilities and love of transcribing and translating into Arabic, in the form of books and
manuscripts, all the knowledge of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian, Persian, Assyrians, Asbath, etc. In doing so, and with the infusion of Europeans,
the knowledge was spread and shared.
All things were not learned though by the Europeans....
At the time of Columbus (ie: Spain/Portugal) European/Western sciences still believed the world was flat. Past and recent finds in the Arab controlled
regions have proved that the Arabs knew the world was round........
Europeans and the Western world actually owes quite abit to the early Arab world in respect to the knowledge they gained during the pre-Middle Ages
and Middle Ages.
[Edited on 21-11-2003 by Seekerof]