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    Arabs vs Greeks.. who contributed more to mathmatics? how?
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    My vote goes to the Greeks. What would I do without good old Pythag?
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    (Original post by PeeWeeDan)
    My vote goes to the Greeks. What would I do without good old Pythag?
    Biased?
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    im arabic, but i think greeks > arabs at maths and science too :P
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    (Original post by Ramadulla)
    Biased?
    Judging by the banner at the bottom of his post, I don't think he would let bias influence his views on a historic issue.
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    I don't think it matters, i don't understand how people can boast about how their country was better than another in a certain field, all most people do in these kind of discussions is vote for their country (if it's there). Even if you 'win' what have you achieved?
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    How about Arabs Vs. Geeks?
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    i think arabs have contributed to maths more.. i say this, from some text iv read in the ast, but unfortunatly i cant remember where i read them.. :p:
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    (Original post by imtired)
    I don't think it matters, i don't understand how people can boast about how their country was better than another in a certain field, all most people do in these kind of discussions is vote for their country (if it's there). Even if you 'win' what have you achieved?
    I just gave my vote to the greeks when im arab.. what r u talking about
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    Biased?
    That's an Israel flag, not a Greek one. :p:
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    (Original post by tommm)
    That's an Israel flag, not a Greek one. :p:
    No, I mean the stereotypical Israeli will surely hate Arabs - or so, my mother tells me :p:.
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    I would say the Greeks?

    Question though - did the Romans contribute generously to mathematics or am I completely daft?
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    I've read that Arabs didn't actually invent (discover?) algebra anyways, so it's not actually thanks to them that we have modern day algebra.
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    For gods sake does every thread have to end like this. Sigh.

    Biased?
    Bigoted?

    Judging by the banner at the bottom of his post, I don't think he would let bias influence his views on a historic issue.
    There we go.

    No, I mean the stereotypical Israeli will surely hate Arabs - or so, my mother tells me .
    Then your mother is misinformed, or simply bigoted as hell. Ever heard of B'tsalem? Probably not. Anyway it says FRIENDLY neighborhood Israeli! Who would possibly lie on a signature? :p:

    I simply appreciate the trigonometry the Greeks have blessed my further mathematics with, it certainly makes a few problems far easier for me.
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    Greeks, arabs nicked the decimal system from the indians.
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    The word "algebra" is named after the Arabic word "al-jabr".

    Arabssss! But then, I could be slightly biased??
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    The Greeks. Notably Parmenides, Plato...
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    Arabs were perhaps better at applying the Maths? At least to Astronomy and Cosmology. The Greeks, I think, formed and proved more important theorems. So in that respect, I'll go Greek
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    (Original post by PeeWeeDan)
    Who would possibly lie on a signature? :p:
    In some places, I actually think it's against the law. :yep:
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    (Original post by Antonia87)

    Question though - did the Romans contribute generously to mathematics or am I completely daft?
    as my teacher put it, the greeks were thinkers, the romans were doers

    so like when the romans took over greece, they used alot of the greeks mathematical techniques and used in things like archetecture (sp)

    i can tbe certain, but i dont think the romans did contribute much to maths
 
 
 

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