quote: Crop rotations were introduced by Jesuits. Major advances in seismology were also made by Jesuits. I believe major advances in astronomy for purposes of navigation were also made by Jesuits. The Jesuit order was established in the 16th century and was persecuted for two centuries in which they could not accomplish much work.
quote: If there was no monastery, he would have had no pea plants to observe.
quote: The leaders of Judeo-Christian church held back technology so bad it created the dark ages... setting technology back 1000 years.