Skip to comments.ĎAll Modern Discoveries Are By Muslim Scientistsí (History Twisted To Boost Islam's Image)
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 Columbias 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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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.
There are lies, damn lies, and there is Islam.
Spot on. Great tagline.
Wow - are muzzies picking up where the commies left off? IIRC, Lenin was responible for all the good in the world.
Wow! And all this time I thought they were blaming the Joooooooooooooooooooooooos for all the world’s modern ills...
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.
I had no idea so many Jews converted to islam...
What’s the ratio of Jewish to Muslim Nobel Prize winners again?
Excluding the peace prize, its easily 100 to 1.
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).
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.
“Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbias 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.
I wasn't aware that Dr. Edward Teller and Dr. Jonas Salk were mooslime.To name just two.
“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?
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?
Jeez - is there any level that these people won’t stoop to?
Vis-a-vis current events, what about nuclear fission?
They discovered camel dung stinks. That’s it.
the only science was the fact that a few greedy merchants know that westerners would pay big coin for some old hellenic era parchments.
Oh now I understand...revising history...it was really Hussein Al-Gore (not Al Gore) who invented the internet.
And then there are those pesky nuclear weapons, an Islamic invention gone terribly bad when they are unleashed on an Islamic nation. The start of Islamic reform.
These people are pathetic. If this guy is right, how do you account for this: in an otherwise booming India, “Fifty-two percent of Muslim men are unemployed...Unemployment among Muslim women is 91 percent...Forty-eight percent of Muslims older than 46 can’t read or write. Though they make up 11 percent of the population, Muslims account for 40 percent of the prison population. See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/01/AR2007110101035.html
“All Modern Discoveries Are By Muslim Scientists”
Oh yeah. They “discovered” all the work of those they made submit to them.
There is some amount of irony in the history of “Muslim” scientists in that those who actually did contribute were secular and considered apostates. Now they want to embrace them in an attempt to glorify their ideology.
I guess that our patent records are all wrong because they are written in English instead of Arabic...and (wimper, cry) does that mean that Mozart was a muzzie? OH NO!
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!
No, no, no.... Al Gore invented everything. Didn’t he?
(Was he a a Mussie? Who new?)
If you peruse the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, you will learn that the airplane was invented by Alexander Mozhaiskii in 1882 and that the incandescent light bulb was invented by a Russian named Lodinov in 1870. And at an exposition of holographs from the Soviet Union that was held in London in 1985, one of the displays informed visitors that Soviet scientists invented the laser in 1958.
re: “psychosis [sy.KO.sis] (n).”
I used to know someone like this. My pet name for him was “Muhammad.”
Professor Saliba should look at the list of Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry and medicine. I don’t think he will find any Muslims, but will find many Jews and Christians.
Now if I could just remember what happen around 600 AD.
By “modern” do they mean 8th or 12th century?
Most of today’s Palestinians and Turks had Christian ancestors, IIRC.
Nuclear fission was DISCOVERED; the A-bomb was invented!
Groups that have no significant accomplishments usually try to take credit for the work of others, or invent a glorious history for themselves that never existed. There are whole departments in US universities devoted to such nonsense.
Still, the sentiment of my question was accurate.
Yed. Very accurate, the minor and understandable error only serves to further highlight underlying truth.
The muslims never invented anything. They took over, copied, inherited, the Greek Byzantine inheritance.
Read DeLacy O’Leary.
How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs
The history of science is one of knowledge being passed from community to community over thousands of years, and this is the classic account of the most influential of these movementshow Hellenistic science passed to the Arabs where it took on a new life and led to the development of Arab astronomy and medicine, which flourished in the courts of the Muslim world and later passed on to medieval Europe. Starting with the rise of Hellenism in Asia in the wake of the campaigns of Alexander the Great, O’Leary deals with the Greek legacy of science, philosophy, mathematics, and medicine and follows it as it travels across the Near East propelled by religion, trade, and conquest. Dealing in depth with Christianity as a Hellenizing force, the influence of the Nestorians and the Monophysites, Indian influences by land and sea, and the rise of Buddhism, O’Leary then focuses on the development of science during the Baghdad Khalifate, the translation of Greek scientific material into Arabic, and the effect it had on the history of medicine, science, and historical geography, as well as the history of the Arab world.
All Your Modern Discoveries Are Belong To Us
Yes! Chemistry is THAT important.
There Are No Jews In Jerusalem. NEEeeveh!
Yed???? I meant Yes...