Muslims and Quasicrystalline Structures

Muslims had it 500 years before the West! Woo hoo!

Story here and here.

So what? It should sadden us that the doors of communication have been closed or filtered for so long that this knowledge wasn’t available earlier. It’s more a reflection of the mindset we have of each other that a comment on how intelligent Muslims may have once been. (Although that is how the story is framed, which makes me sad that the stereotypes persist and keep us all stupid.)

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