Re: "Epicycles": How Islam Won, and Lost, the Lead in Science

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 16:47:58 MST

>I wish for my edification that the article had mentioned Islamic/Chinese
>exchange. I'd expect such to be significant given that both cultures
>were more advanced in many ways than Christiandom during the time
>periods covered.

The links were there for significant exchange. Settlements of Arabs
and Moslems existed for some centuries in South China.

The results of the exchange are (perhaps) visible. The teaching stories
are strikingly similar between Zen Buddhism and Sufism.

I didn't have any complaints about that article. I thought the article
was surprisingly broad and comprehensive.


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