Islam and Science

Broadcast date: February 18,  2010

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What do algebra, algorithms, and eyeglasses have in common? All of them were developed by medieval Muslims. The Islamic empire and its scientists were once at the forefront of scientific development. Why was there a decline in the Muslim world after a glorious past? Can science be a place for interfaith dialogues? This radio episode explores the past, present and future of the role of science in the Muslim world.


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  1. Thanks for this show. I’ve been studying the Byzantine Empire and the Crusades recently, so the question of “What happened to the Muslim Science?” has bothered me. This broadcast helped a little, but still leaves questions. Do you have a bibliography on the topic?

    Historical Relics and the Challenges of Religious Veracity”

    There is a need for scientists from various faiths to confirm major findings without the need to shroud such findings under national law.

    There is also no need for any country to monopolise the findings of faith-based truths.

    The main objective of religion is to promulgate world peace.
    World peace in all sense, cannot be achieved by myopic secrecy, war or religious monopolisation.

    Jeong Chun phuoc