Is the Judeo-Christian tradition particularly suitable for scientific progress?

I have several times seen the observation, or claim, that the Judeo-Christian tradition has a universe with a definite beginning and a definite end, and a relatively compact and manageable amount of history in the middle, whereas the other ancient traditions tended to think in terms of endlessly recurring cycles, and/or endless universes that had always existed and always would exist in roughly the same state.

Thus, the argument runs, only the Judeo-Christian tradition has a notion of progress over time.

It seems to me, while there might be something here, people make too much of it. Even though Greek thinkers might say, in an abstract theoretical way, that the universe has been around forever and therefore all human progress must occasionally get wiped out by a flood, that didn't stop other Greek thinkers from building and inventing and developing and conquering and generally progressing, and recording that progress as history.

I don't think Christian nations have any consistent record of progressing more than non-Christian ones.

By the way, doesn't the Judeo-Christian tradition have an astonishingly anti-progress myth in the Tower of Babel? And what about Ecclesiastes? Nothing new under the sun?