Averroès (1126-1198), the greatest Islamic Aristotelian, influenced Thomas Aquinas & Maimonides. His statue in Córdova, Spain, photographed in May 2011.

Yep. There were some bright lights back in those days. I’m sure there still are now, but the fundamentalists tend to hog the microphone… This is sadly true in many countries – some pretty close to home. Just got back from Ottawa…