Clear and Present Danger podcast – episode 5: The Caliphate

Why did the medieval Abbasid Caliphs have almost all ancient Greek works of philosophy and science translated into Arabic? How did the long list of medieval Muslim polymaths reconcile abstract reasoning with Islamic doctrine? Who were the radical freethinkers that rejected religion in favor of reason in a society where apostasy and heresy were punishable … Continue reading Clear and Present Danger podcast – episode 5: The Caliphate