Development of Modern Science

The Development of Modern Science

The Development of Modern Science

Ashley Baker, a student in the y:1 class The Development of Modern Science, posted this on the class blog: Before this summer, it had never really occurred to me that science and reason overlap with the science of reason. Science is. But what is it? Why is it what it is, and how can this be explained […]

Exploring the Development of Science in the Islamic World

Exploring the Development of Science in the Islamic World

Posted onJune 19, 2011 by ayousef I recently came across a very interesting and informative three-part video series from the BBC, entitled “Science and Islam.” This miniseries is hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, a theoretical physicist from the University of Surrey. The links to the videos are posted below: BBC Science and Islam Part I BBC […]

Does Islam Stand Against Science?

Does Islam Stand Against Science?

    From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Science in Muslim societies already lags far behind the scientific achievements of the West, but what adds a fair amount of contemporary angst is that Islamic civilization was once the unrivaled center of science and philosophy. What’s more, Islam’s “golden age” flourished while Europe was mired in […]


The Development of Modern Science: Reason vs. Extremism, from Ancient Times to the Modern World

The Development of Modern Science: Reason vs. Extremism, from Ancient Times to the Modern World

Professor: Abraham L. Yousef (Chemistry) This seminar will explore the origin and development of science from the ancient Greek, Chinese, and Arabic cultures through the Middle Ages and the scientific revolution to the present day. We will examine the ways that scientific thinking differs from conventional human thought and how it has conflicted with past (and […]

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