The Muslim Issue

Here’s a funny article written by a delusional sod named Jim Al-Khalili for the Guardian newspaper. While Al-Khalili lists a string of the greatest scientific advancements “from the Muslim world” – read and make a judgement yourself whether you find much signs of them originating anywhere near the Muslim world.

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The greatest scientific advances from the Muslim world

From the elephant clock to the camera obscura, here are six amazing inventions from between the 9th and 15th centuries

Ibn Firnas' flying contraption

Ibn Firnas’ flying contraption. Photograph: Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images

There is no such thing as Islamic science – for science is the most universal of human activities. But the means to facilitating scientific advances have always been dictated by culture, political will and economic wealth.

What is only now becoming clear (to many in the west) is that during the dark ages of…

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