Hyping Islam 's role in the History of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) claims for its journal Science 'the largest paid circulation of any peer—reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million.' Thus when it publishes a politically correct history of the relationship between science and Islam, as filled with errors as a garbage can left too long in the sun is filled with maggots, its falsehoods enter credulous and influential minds on every continent, including Antarctica. 'Science in the Arab World: Vision of Glories Beyond' by Wasim Maziak in the June 3, 2005, issue of Science, cites as its sole source for Islamic history 'the historian James Burke.' Burke has written that the invention of lens—grinding lathes led to hairdressing, that Mozart's Marriage of Figaro brought about the development of the stealth fighter jet, and that the Boston Tea Party caused the invention of contact lenses.  One can easily and quickly...(Read Full Article)

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