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Friday 9 August 2013

Islam and Nobel Prizes

Professor Richard Dawkins, in stating that since the Dark Ages, Trinity College, Cambridge has won more Nobel Prizes than all the Muslims in the world, has upset some people. Why? Is he wrong? Has he miscalculated in some way?

What people are probably upset about is that he is right and by making the suggestion is implying that the advent of Islam has stunted the Arab mind, previously recognised as being at the forefront of scientific and mathematical invention. They wish to defend the indefensible. Mainly that the followers of Islam's slavish devotion to Allah precludes their following the natural inclination of man or woman to experiment, delve, explore and otherwise question the natural world we live in for fear of upsetting the Imams and Ayotullahs.

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