Synopsis: Christians today threaten to send us back into the dark ages by rejecting and even actively fighting against naturalistic science, like what happened with Islam from the 12th Century and onward, after a period of huge leaps in scientific research with Baghdad as the intellectual centre of the world. This video from Beyond Belief 2006 features Neil deGrasse Tyson discussing Islam's Age of Enlightenment from 800-1100, and the fall from enlightenment from which the religion has never recovered. He draws a parallell to Christianity in the 21st Century and fundamental religious movements that work against naturalistic sciences (such as...
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