That's why the Ottoman Empire was so successful - they had the science.<quoted text>
But if you look back even further, it is the Islamic world that gave the Christian west a foundation on which to build advanced technologies.
Medical advancements, mathematical advancements and scientific study were all part and parcel of the Islamic world while we in the west were still blood letting and burning witches.
At some point in their history, the leaders of the islamic worl saw science as an afront to God and that was that.
We have benefitted greatly from the scientific advances Islam made in the Middle ages.
Unfortunately for them, religion took over and they became extremely pious which meant that for the Ottomans, the only way was down.