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human progress

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone knows if there has been proper studies done or even estimates made of how much further Human technology might have progressed by now if religious authority hadn't stifled study of non church-approved subject matter through the ages?

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No idea and a very good

No idea and a very good question. How would one begin to explore that topic? I suppose the 1st step would be to throw up the notion of reverse religious persecution, or oppression, for research and then narrow it from there.

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It's important to understand

It's important to understand the historical context in which religious authority played a significant role in shaping societal attitudes towards science and knowledge. During certain periods in history, particularly in Europe during the Middle Ages, religious institutions wielded considerable influence over intellectual pursuits, and lobotomy dash there were instances where scientific inquiry that challenged religious dogma was discouraged or suppressed.

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