Skip to comments.Obama Vanity Runs Out Fast If Focus Is U.S.
Posted on 07/08/2010 6:40:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement. Here is President Obama's vision of NASA's mission, as explained by administrator Charles Bolden:
"One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and math and engineering."
Apart from the psychobabble farcically turning a space-faring enterprise into a self-esteem enhancer what's the sentiment behind this charge? Sure America has put a man on the moon, led the information revolution, won far more Nobel Prizes than any other nation. But then, a thousand years ago al-Khwar-izmi gave us algebra.
Bolden seems quite intent on driving home this message of achievement equivalence lauding, for example, Russia's contribution to the space station. Russia? In the 1990s, the Russian space program fell apart, leaving the United States to pick up the slack and the tab for the missing Russian contributions to get the space station built.
For good measure, Bolden added that the U.S. cannot get to Mars without international assistance. Beside the fact that this is not true, contrast this with the elan and self-confidence of President Kennedy's pledge that America would land on the moon within the decade.
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What about the Jews’ disproportionate contributions to human advancement - Nobel prizes, etc...
I bet ‘bammy feels no need to recognize them.
There fixed it.
Of course not
....al-Khwar-izmi gave us algebra....
You mean the Zoroastrian?
If you can have The Three Stooges
in Orbit and Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, I figure Muslims can find their way there too.
Building those roadside bombs and car bombs and suicide vests and devising new and more sadistic ways of torturing women and children and killing Christians and Jews requires a lot of ingenuity. These Muslims should be proud of their contribution to science and engineering.
Oh, this is so good. . .
That makes sense, esp. if "Al-Khwarizmi" means, as I think it does, "the Chorasmian" (the Arabic name for Chorasmia was "Khwarezm"). And at one point, most Chorasmians -- first cousins of the Medes, Parthians, and Persians -- will have been Zoroastrians, reading ancient sacred texts in their common ancestral language of Avestan, or Zend, as well as Gathic, the language of Zoroaster himself, and the predecessor language iirc of Old Persian.
Now, now, now. Let’s not get caught up in facts. If al-Khwar-izimi were alive today, of course he’d be a good Muslim; otherwise, his work would be destroyed and we would have all been spared of Calculus.