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:
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it!
I heard Ibn Warriq interviewed by the late, great David Brudnoy.
It was quite a treat.