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> Earliest Distillation of Absinthe
Kirk
post Feb 4 2015, 02:53 PM
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post Feb 4 2015, 10:33 PM
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Xcj is a member at the French forum. He doesn't post much there, but he makes quality posts. It boggles my mind how good the Scandinavians are at English, and sometimes French, German, etc.


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post Feb 4 2015, 10:59 PM
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Seems like the origin of the science of distillation as we know it is credited to one Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, born 854, died 925.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ibn_Zakariya_al-Razi



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He was also critical of the lack of interest among religious adherents in the rational analysis of their beliefs, and the violent reaction which takes its place:

If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed.

Al-Razi believed that common people had originally been duped into belief by religious authority figures and by the status quo. He believed that these authority figures were able to continually deceive the common people "as a result of [religious people] being long accustomed to their religious denomination, as days passed and it became a habit. Because they were deluded by the beards of the goats, who sit in ranks in their councils, straining their throats in recounting lies, senseless myths and "so-and-so told us in the name of so-and-so…"



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