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ĎAll Modern Discoveries Are By Muslim Scientistsí (History Twisted To Boost Islam's Image)
Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007 | Daily Times

Posted on 11/06/2007 7:02:15 AM PST by DogByte6RER

‘All modern discoveries are by Muslim scientists’

LAHORE: Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbia’s Arabic and Islamic Studies prof George Saliba at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday. The seminar, titled The Problems of Historiography of Islamic Science, was held at Fazl-e-Hussain Hall. Saliba gave a critique of the standard classical accounts of the rise of Islamic science. He detailed problems in the accounts and explained alternative historiography that described the rise of an Islamic scientific tradition as a result of social and political conditions within the nascent Islamic empire. He said Muslim philosophy was the impetus behind Islamic science that had contributed to various disciplines including botany, zoology, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, astronomy, physics, chemistry, physiology and mathematics in the pre-industrial era. He said the use of decimal fractions was not a Western invention and that it was discovered by a Muslim scientist. He said the binary system, on which the computer was based, was also invented by a Muslim scientist. He said Arab/Islamic science was not an intermediary between Greek science and European science, but was rather the Renaissance that integrated the Islamic science with European science. Saliba also visited the English Language and Literature Department where he engaged faculty members in a conversation on the Islamic and Renaissance paradigms. staff report

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: crushislam; dribble; history; indoctrination; islam; islamofascism; jihad; lies; ministryoftruth; muhammadsminions; muslims; penisenvy; propaganda; revision
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There are lies, damn lies, and there is Islam.

This idiot professor has yet to explain why the oil rich Arab countries must import all of their brainpower just to get the oil out of their deserts.

Unbelievable...

1 posted on 11/06/2007 7:02:18 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER; knighthawk

There are lies, damn lies, and there is Islam.


Spot on. Great tagline.

2 posted on 11/06/2007 7:04:56 AM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*RWVA)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow - are muzzies picking up where the commies left off? IIRC, Lenin was responible for all the good in the world.


4 posted on 11/06/2007 7:09:06 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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They remind me of the Russian character, on "Hogan's Heroes", who was always claiming that the Russians invented the airplane, the lightbulb, ad nauseum.

And they'll keep going, until one of these days they'll figure out that the West invented nuclear fission, after all.
5 posted on 11/06/2007 7:09:54 AM PST by horse_doc (Visualize a world where a tactical nuke went off at Max Yasgur's farm in 1969.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow! And all this time I thought they were blaming the Joooooooooooooooooooooooos for all the world’s modern ills...


6 posted on 11/06/2007 7:10:00 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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To: DogByte6RER

Yes, and that would explain why Bahrain and Libya, among others, continue to pour forth nearly all of the technological innovation in the World today.


7 posted on 11/06/2007 7:10:19 AM PST by Elpasser
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To: DogByte6RER

I had no idea so many Jews converted to islam...


8 posted on 11/06/2007 7:11:07 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in 1938.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What’s the ratio of Jewish to Muslim Nobel Prize winners again?

Excluding the peace prize, its easily 100 to 1.


9 posted on 11/06/2007 7:11:47 AM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: DogByte6RER
It seems they are especially strong in the fields of physics, chemistry
10 posted on 11/06/2007 7:12:51 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: DogByte6RER

Newsweek actually had a good article a few weeks back on the lack of science and scholarship in the Muslim world.

In Pakistan, at least according to the writers and professors interviewed, scholars and students are regularly threatened and harassed by extremists on campus. Anyone who writes or speaks out publicly on anything that might remotely question Salafist dogma in is at risk so there is an utter lack of imagination and debate of new ideas in any field you can think of, from History to the Hard Sciences (and you can forget about philosophy and theology).


11 posted on 11/06/2007 7:12:51 AM PST by sinanju
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To: DogByte6RER
psychosis [sy.KO.sis] (n).

“The inability to distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary. Psychosis is a term used to describe a severe mental illness. Psychotics are characterized by a variety of symptoms that most people consider abnormal. These include experiencing delusions, such as the notion that one is being persecuted or conspired against. Psychotics may see things which don't actually exist and hear Voices (i.e. God) when no one is around. They often exhibit compulsive, irrational, ritualized behavior, esp. when such behavior serves no purpose or is even harmful or disruptive to those around them. They show no concern for others but may exhibit total self-centered behavior. Includes sociopathy, schizophrenia.”

DSM-IV

12 posted on 11/06/2007 7:13:29 AM PST by pabianice
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“Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbia’s Arabic and Islamic Studies prof George Saliba at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday”

Maybe if we just said “thanks” we could all be brothers.


13 posted on 11/06/2007 7:13:33 AM PST by RFEngineer
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Wow - are muzzies picking up where the commies left off? IIRC, Lenin was responsible for all the good in the world.

I wasn't aware that Dr. Edward Teller and Dr. Jonas Salk were mooslime.To name just two.

14 posted on 11/06/2007 7:14:13 AM PST by dearolddad (Opinions are like rectums: everybody has one.)
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“They remind me of the Russian character, on “Hogan’s Heroes”, who was always claiming that the Russians invented the airplane, the lightbulb, ad nauseum.

And they’ll keep going, until one of these days they’ll figure out that the West invented nuclear fission, after all.”

Are you sure you’re not thinking of Chekov on Star Trek:TOS?


15 posted on 11/06/2007 7:14:24 AM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: DogByte6RER
LAHORE: Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbia’s Arabic and Islamic Studies prof George Saliba at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday.

This really should be beneath any response, but upon reflection, I must defend the Good Professor.

HOW could we EVER forget the Termite-digging Stick?

16 posted on 11/06/2007 7:14:42 AM PST by Gorzaloon (Food imported from China = "Cesspool + Flavor-Straw")
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To: DogByte6RER

Jeez - is there any level that these people won’t stoop to?


17 posted on 11/06/2007 7:15:58 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: DogByte6RER

Vis-a-vis current events, what about nuclear fission?

They discovered camel dung stinks. That’s it.


18 posted on 11/06/2007 7:16:01 AM PST by IamConservative (Only two have offered to die for a stranger; Jesus Christ and the American Soldier)
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To: DogByte6RER

the only science was the fact that a few greedy merchants know that westerners would pay big coin for some old hellenic era parchments.


19 posted on 11/06/2007 7:17:48 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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What, Exactly, are the Great Achievements of the Islamic World?

ML/NJ

20 posted on 11/06/2007 7:18:34 AM PST by ml/nj
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