An illusion of harmony: science and religion in Islam

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Prometheus Books, 2007 - Religion - 265 pages
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The Muslim world attracts much attention today because of the strength of its insistently traditional if not overtly fundamentalist religiosity-which all too frequently breaks out in violence. Less well known is how the world of Islam is not just a place of social turmoil, but a scientific disaster area. Though modern Muslims have become painfully aware of falling behind in economic and military power, leaving Islamic nations vulnerable to colonialism, and though they have long identified science and technology as keys to Western ascendancy, they have thus far achieved little success in their efforts to import science and appropriate it to achieve Muslim ends.

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While I think have come to different conclusions about the nature of reality than Prof Edis, I have to say that I still found this to be an enjoyable read. While I expected from the title to see ... Read full review

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TANER EDIS is associate professor of Physics at Truman State University. While primarily a theoretical physicist, he has also written numerous articles on the secularist tradition in science. He is the author of The Ghost In the Universe: God in Light of Modern Science (2002) and co-editor of Why Intelligent Design Fails: A Scientific Critique of the New Creationism (2004).

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