…the Islamic scientific tradition began to decline once we began to borrow from the West in order to compete with the West (ironically, considering they were then rejecting their own past tradition), and it replaced our former tradition of ingenuity, forcing us into a position where now all we can do is borrow. This, combined with numerous external factors and contemporary issues, is why the Muslim world is where it is today, and it won’t see another Golden Age until it stops relying on traditions outside its own. Continue reading Science, History, and Atheism: Q&A with Asadullah Ali
This centuries-old question may have crossed every Muslim’s mind from the late 19th century until recently. However, the answers offered by scholars and activists are varied and at times at odds with one another. This reflects a general lack of understanding of the issue by many parties, all adding to the confusion of an already contentious issue. Continue reading What is Missing at the Heart of the Islam and Science Nexus?
Giant Turtles, Big Bang Cosmology, and the End of Materialism. Continue reading Has Religion Made a Comeback?
A Book Review of Ethics of Assisted Reproductive Medicine: A Comparative Study of Western Secular and Islamic Bioethics by Dr. Sharmin Islam. What is Islamic bioethics, and how does it differ in its approach to modern reproductive technology? Continue reading Ethics and Reproductive Technology
A Book Review of Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Science and feats of engineering are parts of the solution, but will not solve the problem on their own. Continue reading The Spiritual Crisis of Man and Nature
Looking at Cyborg Selves by Jeanine Thweatt-Bates and her approach to the posthuman from a Christian perspective. Continue reading Religion and the Posthuman Discourse
Incommensurability, the idea that there is no rational method to weigh claims between two conceptual frameworks, is a core feature of morality today and the source for moral confusion. Continue reading Scientific Naturalism and the Abortion Debate
Aller à la mosquée et trouver des brochures de livres sur les « miracles scientifiques du coran » est devenu une chose banale. Continue reading Déconstruire l’argument des miracles scientifiques du coran
La montée des cryptomonnaies en 2017 a attiré l’attention sur la technologie sur laquelle toutes ces monnaies virtuelles s’appuient : La “blockchain” ou “La chaîne de blocs”. Continue reading Le Bitcoin et le progrès technique
The rise of cryptocurrencies in 2017 brought attention to the technology powering them, called “blockchains” or “the blockchain.” Continue reading Bitcoin and Technological Progress