One has to wonder where humanity would be now if not for the incredible retarding effect of organised religion and the dark age it perpetrated (and its continued influence against scientific thought). The religious establishment has so many injustices (beyond just stifling science) to answer for.
@lightweight Probably still in caves. Or all over the galaxy.
It's hard to tell. Yeah, the period you point at was bad, but a lot of science was done to make religious monuments in the millennia before that.
Changing one thing changes everything.
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