Ntikrst wrote:So what, who cares which of the Winterfolk were at the head of the pack? The fact is they all left the Summerfolk in the dust when it came to technological contributions and social justice that contributed to the modern world we live in.
Have you noticed how you keep championing White Winterfolk over nonwhite Winterfolk? If I didn't know better I'd almost think you're a little bit racist there, Nac.
I'm just pointing out that the majority of the non-European Winterfolk reached a certain point when it came to technological achievement, then stalled out, and that the reason involve reasons besides the climate, such as culture and religion.
The Arabs made advances in medicine (based on ancient Greek and Roman texts). But Islamic taboos about drawing the human form prevented them from making the achievements in the study of the human body like the Europeans, which led to advances in surgery and medicine.