No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118
essentialsaltes

"The history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles"

Sad story of how Nobel Prizewinner Abdus Salam fell from national hero and chief scientific adviser to the president - to outcast in his native Pakistan, due primarily to religious prejudice against his particular sect of Islam.

"Officials at Quaid-i-Azam University had to cancel plans for Salam to lecture about his Nobel-winning theory when Islamist student activists threatened to break the physicist's legs"

Dudes? You can have your caliphate back when you want to run it like you did back in the 10th century when you were awesome and had an intellectual elite of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Nestorians, Sabians, Zoroastrians and even miscellaneous.
Tags: history, religion, science
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