Originally Posted by

**Ophiolite**
Originally Posted by

**VitalOne**
What's the reason that history usually only mentions European mathematicians, scientists, inventors, etc...**even though the scientific method,** writing systems, and **most of mathematics** were invented by non-Europeans?

I'm wholly comfortable that you are completely wrong on the first point. I have strong reservations about the second point. Would you like to justify your assertions?

No, I am completely correct

al-Haytham, an Arab from Egypt, born in Iraq was the one who invented the modern day scientific method

His Book of Optics got translated into Latin in the 1200s and Roger Bacon read it. Roger Bacon cites Ibn al-Haytham by name in his texts, and Ibn al-Haytham texts detail the scientific method, as well many other things.

This is a confirmed historical fact, but al-Haytham is not really ever mentioned in history class at all, instead Roger Bacon, Galileo, and other Europeans are mentioned

The base 10 system, number zero, trigonometry, parts of calculus, and nearly everything in mathematics were invented by non-Europeans, mostly Arabs, Indians, and the Chinese. In my Number Theory class that I'm taking right now, a lot of the things come from non-Europeans, like the Egyptian fraction formula and Chinese Remainder theorem. Even the words algorithm and algebra come from Arabic.

Without the number zero and the base 10 system doing math is a lot more difficult.