Re: A very clever piece of social engineering by these corporations
> The Islamic world was generations ahead of the western world in science, medicine, art, culture, and engineering.
>Then they got religion.
If they didn't have religeon before then how come they were (to use your words) 'The Islamic world'?
Hint: Your statement is utter nonsense - the Islamic renaissance was in the 8-th to 14th centuries, well after Islam itself arose. And was in huge contrast the the reactionary and backward-looking 'Christian' west.
Then after the 14th century, the situation flipped around with the Renaissance starting in the west and increased resistance to scientific thought in the Islamic world.
Nothing to do with "getting religeon".