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The Abacus And The Cross
     

The Abacus And The Cross

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by Nancy Marie Brown
 
The medieval Catholic Church, widely considered a source of intolerance and inquisitorial fervor, was not anti-science during the Dark Ages - in fact, the pope in the year 1000 was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Called ''The Scientist Pope,'' Gerbert of Aurillac rose from peasant beginnings to lead the church. By turns a teacher, traitor,

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