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1 posted on 08/20/2007 3:21:57 PM PDT by neverdem
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It speaks volumes that a millennium later, such intellectual curiosity about the “Other” and his ways is hard to find in the Muslim Middle East—whose inhabitants, the United Nations reports, have translated fewer books over the last 1,000 years than Spain translates in one year.

How many ways can you say backward?

No Arab country spends more than 0.2 percent of its gross national
product on scientific research, and most of that money goes toward
salaries. By contrast, the United States spends more than 10 times that

Fewer than one in 20 Arab university students pursue scientific

There are only 18 computers per 1,000 people in the Arab world. The
global average is 78 per 1,000.

Only 370 industrial patents were issued to people in Arab countries
between 1980 and 2000. In South Korea during that same period, 16,000
industrial patents were issued.

No more than 10,000 books were translated into Arabic over the entire
past millennium, equivalent to the number translated into Spanish each

Information published in The Chronicle of Higher Education [03/05/2004] here:|lang_es&client=opera


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2 posted on 08/20/2007 3:42:26 PM PDT by JCG
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self ping for later reading

4 posted on 08/20/2007 4:30:06 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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