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Anonymous asked: Hello! I love your blog and I have a question! I just saw this post that had a picture saying "Imagine a world without muslims" and then someone else commented about how muslims have invented and found tons of stuff, basically saying we wouldn't have the stuff we have right now without muslims. I've seen this sort of replies before but I don't know how to rebut it. Could you help?
The ones I hear most often are referring to “Muslim Algebra” and the discovery of the number 0. I don’t understand why someone from a particular religious group makes a discovery that it should count for anything on behalf of the religion. Isaac Newton was a huge fan of alchemy and wasted countless hours attempting to turn base metals into precious ones, despite this he accomplished so many amazing things and our science has forever changed because of it. He was able to be a great scientist in-spite of his more ridiculous beliefs. When someone of a particular religion makes a great real world discovery I think they should be championed for that in-spite of their predisposition to believe in the imaginary.