Which religion has contributed the most to science, Islam or Christianity?

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    Which religion has contributed the most to science, Islam or Christianity?

    Since I'm unregistered, I can't add a poll to this thread.

    So I am asking you this question, which I would like you to answer; which of the two religions Islam and Christianity has contributed the most to science?

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    I am not sure what you mean. Neither religion has contributed much to science, since the aims of science are not those of religion. Are you asking whether Christian or Muslim indiividuals have contributed more? Whether Christian or Muslim civilizations have contributed more?

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    Islamic scientists contributed more to modern medicine, but Christian scientists (Catholic and Protestant) contributed more to other fields.
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    Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism.

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    Neither, they have both hindered science.

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    I agree that it's the scientists who've contributed the most to science. I hope this question is not really meant to start civilization/religion vs. civilization/religion flame war.

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    aheism

    seriously, though, Islam was making getting farther than christianity in the middle ages
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    that's all that needed to be said, honestly. You guys are going to make a sand dune out of an ant hill about this.

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    To add my bit here.. Indians invented 0 (Zero)

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
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    Originally posted by vasanth
    To add my bit here.. Indians invented 0 (Zero)
    Ahem... Swedes have invented some nice stuff too
    Some more!

    One interesting thing I saw was:
    Nils Bohlin's Three-point seat belt saves a life every six minutes and is regarded as one of the most important innovations ever for traffic safety worldwide.
    ...but this is getting OT now...
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    Will you please stop being so patriotic about our sad nation Magos?

    Well, I can see why we Swedes have invented these stuff; we haven't been interested in socializing with each other. Instead, we have been sitting there for ourselves, doing our calculations and bla bla.

    That's the Swedish atmosphere, and it sucks!

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    well, up until the late renaissance, scientists and religious officials were one and the same, as they were usually rich enough to get educated.

    I would have to say islam, islamic scientists gave us the compass, the "0"(invented in india when india was islamic country), and many navigational acheivements, as well as great mathematical and scientific acheivements.

    The problem is, islam started regressing its scientific output during the english renaissance, and is now its current, backwards self.

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    "well, up until the late renaissance, scientists and religious officials were one and the same"

    That doesn't mean science and religion are related, or that religion aided science in anyway whatsoever.

    "in india when india was islamic country"

    When was that?

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