Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Islam's Articles Of Faith

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Richard Ruquist on June 7, 2003 13:11:40 UTC

Another Moslim who used to post here with the screen name jisbond pointed us to the Islamic Articles of Faith written in the 13th Century. In it we found references to the Quran stating that research in condemned and philosophic discourse is ill advised.

So we came to the conclusion that such fundamentalistic views of science took over the Islamic world at that time and eventually led to Islam being rather backward in science. Previous to this, Islam boasted the very best math and science in the world. That was concurrent with Islam conquering almost the entire known world at that time.

But since then Islam has lost it empires to colonial powers that had better science.

So although the quran contains science, as jisbond also pointed out to us, at the same time it apparently can be used to undermine science and in fact that seems to be the case.

I can get you a link to those articles if you are not familiar with them.

Richard

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    Google
     
    Web www.astronomy.net
    DayNightLine
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2018 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins