Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?
Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:
Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons
Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)
Treatment of Cowpox
3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)
Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.
- Mariner’s Compass
- Soft drinks
- Plastic surgery
- Manufacturing of paper and cloth
It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.
It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.
It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.
It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.
It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.
It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.
It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey
It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.
It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.
The list goes on………..
Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!
Take note: generalizing a group of people based on the harmful actions of a few is wrong.
Had a fantastic Reuben sandwich at the Oak Street Deli in Arcadia Florida today. The Cole slaw was homemade and great as well.
Discussing the finer and refined points of Rat Catching with the master, Emrys Fleet at our local Medieval Faire last January.
I was thinking about Emrys Fleet this morning for some reason. He has the funniest show at our local Medieval Faire every year. It’s billed as , “Rat Show”. We always have to reattach our posteriors after laughing them off.
"That’s why you don’t have to worry when you lose friends…’cause they’re always in your head and in your heart" Neil Young
1. I am the oldest of 5 adult siblings…what? You thought I was going to refer to us as kids. ;)
2. I am a naturalized U.S. citizen. Had I been aware of what was happening to me at 14, I would have stayed a German since I could not be a native Floridian.
3. Every 2 or 3 years whilst I was growing up, I lost all of my friends due to the fact that my father was in the forces and he was needed in some other part of the world to practice cryptology.
4. My first wife was a crack smoker and I only found out about it after we were married. Consequently, we were divorced the next year.
5. I am the adoptive father of a young lady through my 2nd and final marriage. She and her Mum are both beautiful and she has some very cute best friends.