A Spiritual Paradigm Shift for Islam?
The secular world moves forward on its empiricist ethos…. but what about the spiritual world? What about other cultures whose historical conditions have not benefitted in tandem with the protestant reformation, the protestant ethic and western education? The London Economist raises the topic of the “Islamic Scientific Spring” we might say….
“THE sleep has been long and deep. In 2005 Harvard University produced more scientific papers than 17 Arabic-speaking countries combined. The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have produced only two Nobel laureates in chemistry and physics. Both moved to the West: the only living one, the chemist Ahmed Hassan Zewail, is at the California Institute of Technology. By contrast Jews, outnumbered 100 to one by Muslims, have won 79. The 57 countries in the Organisation of the Islamic Conference spend a …”