Then the Roman Empire collapsed and the Roman catholic clerics took over and little happened for a thousand years during the Dark Ages.
The Dark Ages ended with the beginning of Enlightenment.You can credit Charlemagne who united all of western Europe under his rule and the Muslim invasion of Spain also provided some culture shock to the Europeans because Islamic culture was centures ahead of European when the Moors invaded Spain in 711.
Luke Muehlhauser suggests another Dark Ages could follow if Islamic fundamentalism takes root in the world.
Many months ago, Rightardia noticed an article that pointed out that many Nobel laureates have had Jewish heritage while few laureates had an Islamic one. Muslims, indeed, have not been recipients of many Nobel prizes.
by on April 29, 2009 in General Atheism
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