The whole concept of “Dark Age” is increasingly rejected by scholars

“Far from being a stagnant dark age, the period from 1000 to 1500 AD actually saw the most impressive flowering of scientific inquiry and discovery since the time of the ancient Greeks, far eclipsing the Roman and Hellenic Eras in every respect. With Occam and Duns Scotus taking the critical approach to Aristotle further than Aquinas’ more cautious approach, the way was open for the Medieval scientists of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries to question, examine, and test the perspectives the translators of the Twelfth Century had given them, with remarkable effects”

In this article atheist blogger and founder of “Atheist Foundation” and the “Australian Skeptics” Tim O’Neill Master of Arts in Medieval Literature , is correcting a pseudo-historical misunderstanding called – “dark age”.


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