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Islam’s Rise And Fall In Science – By Neil deGrass Tyson

Scientist Neil deGrass Tyson explains how Muslims ruled the world of Science for nearly 300 years and have only produced 3 Nobel winners in last 110 years. Imam Ghazali, not Mongols, brought the end to Islam’s ‘Golden Age’, he says

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  1. Hop David November 23, 2020

    “The manipulation of numbers is the work of the devil” — Ghazali never said that. In fact Ghazali said that the disciplines of math and science are necessary for a prosperous society.

    And Islamic innovation didn’t end with Ghazali. There were many Islamic mathematicians and scientists in the centuries following Ghazali. For example Abu al Hasan, the father of symbolic algebra, was born three centuries after Ghazali’s death.

    Islamic Innovation petered out more when sea routes made overland trading routes obsolete in the 15th century. At that time the mideast ceased to be a trading hub where diverse cultures met and exchanged ideas.

    Neil points out that the 1.3 billion Muslims alive today have only earned a handful of Nobel science prizes. But the same can be said of the 1.3 billion people living in India. Or the 1.3 billion people living in China. And these are both populations that have enjoyed periods of innovation. In fact the zero and our base 10 number system comes from 5th century India, not the Arabs as Tyson falsely claims.

    Revising history to push a narrative is a serious offense. This man should not have any credibility.


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