Thank you for admitting that you were wrong. Apology accepted!With great pleasure.
'The system of numbering in use all round the world is probably Indian in origin but the style of the numerals is Arabic and first appears in print in the work of the Muslim mathematicians al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi around 825. Algebra was named after al-Khwarizmi's book, Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah, much of whose contents are still in use.
'The work of Muslim maths scholars was imported into Europe 300 years later by the Italian mathematician Fibonacci. Algorithms and much of the theory of trigonometry came from the Muslim world. And Al-Kindi's discovery of frequency analysis rendered all the codes of the ancient world soluble and created the basis of modern cryptology.'
From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we take for granted in daily life. As a new exhibition opens, Paul Vallely nominates 20 of the most influential- and identifies the men of genius behind themwww.independent.co.uk
FYI, Fibonacci studied at Bugia (Béjaïa in modern Algeria), which is where he came into contact with what we now term Western Arabic numerals (0-9).
If you're interested in the intersection of mathematics and design, do check out the following chart; the East Asian numerals are aesthetically wonderful:
Unfortunately it seems your old habits really die hard. Muddying the water by throwing in tons of irrelevant facts to create an aura of authority around yourself, come on my bro.
I'll repeat it here just so you don't bury it again with your deflective antics. The numerical system originates in India and was plagiarised by the Arabs whose contemporary religious decendants and their leftist bootlickers try to use it as some sort of proof of religious supremacy.
My bro, I chuckled at that globohomo article you posted. Goat herder in Ethiopia throws some random ingredients in a pot and now we have to be eternally thankful to the muslim world for widespread caffeine addiction. Mentally ill man jumps of a muslim Church with some blankets tied to his body and he *poof* invents the' flying machine'. Some folk in Persia play an (from India imported) board game vaguely similar to chess so hey, let's just put that on the list anyway
I am also quite sure that globohomo journalist doesn't really understand the science behind photography. The inventor of the first camera is of course Johann Zahn but hey if you can turn Beethoven into a Black dude you can also tell the masses that the roots of European culture lays in mosques and madrassas
My bro, these people are desperate for the narrative to hold. At this point they are just throwing everything against the wall in the hope something sticks!
In all seriousness though, your posts are a perfect example of the inverted Clownworld reality we live in. You say that we should be thankful to Muslims, when instead it's the opposite. You say that Christian culture and sciences are heavily influenced by Islam and Arabic thinkers, when in reality its the opposite. You say that islam wants to coexist, when in reality its the opposite
The icing on the clownworldcake is, to me, the near (on purpose?) forgotten reality of Nestorian and Assyrian dhimmi scientists populating the kingly courts, the centers of learning and the administrational centers in nearly all muslim empires from the 8th till the 12th century. They were the ones continuing at least some of the scientific legacy. They were the ones translating the texts from Syriac/Greek/Latin to Arabic. Famous centers of Christian learning in the muslim world were Nisibis, Edessa, Alexandria and Gudeshanpur.