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Science and Islam: How Islamic Culture Advanced Science and Civilization

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As the demagogues of the West continue to feast on the bleeding body of Islam, by which I mean the heavy military, political and propaganda assaults going on throughout the world against various majority-Islamic countries by America, NATO and their proxies, with "Moslem" or "Islam" becoming pejorative terms in the popular idiom as any and everything Islamic is demonized, caricatured and ridiculed, Moslems often scapegoated as sub-humans just like the Jews were in earlier eras, indeed, with all this negativity being projected against a major portion of the global population, it is important to remember the great contributions made to humankind by Islam, particularly in the fields of science, mathematics and medicine.

Consequently, as vitriolic hatred, repression and violence against Moslems threaten to go viral not just in America, but also in Europe right now, it is time to confront these cartoon-villain slanders against one and a half billion people and their intertwined cultural heritages reaching back fourteen centuries. Thus I am posting the noted 3-part BBC documentary that came out in early 2009 entitled Science and Islam, which highlights the many cultural benefits the Islamic world has given to Europe and the rest of us over the centuries:

Obviously, few of you are going to be able to sit through all three parts at one time, so look at this as a history course on Islamic culture that you can return to again and again.










 

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but in all fairness neither Islam nor any other re... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 at 6:04:22 AM
Thanks for posting this, Mac! The West owes a grea... by Paul Carline on Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 at 3:22:18 PM
Hey thanks, Paul. Enjoy these videos.... by Mac McKinney on Thursday, Dec 30, 2010 at 4:04:12 PM
.... What have you done for me lately? ...... see... by Natalie Oberman on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:06:55 AM
For some, nothing Muslims do positively will be ev... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:30:11 AM
It's not my point, or Pervez Hoodbhoy's, that the... by Natalie Oberman on Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 at 1:31:40 AM
I do not buy the premise that there is some great ... by Mac McKinney on Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 at 4:49:58 PM