MODERN GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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In 1974 an anonymous Arab geologist identified the stone in the Kaaba as pieces of an agate geode formed when groundwater carried minerals into a bubble in cooled lava. After lava erodes away, agates sit on the surface.
The claim is false that Muslims, unlike greedy Westerners, protect the environment.

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2016 GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

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Secular Muslim teenagers from Turkey won more prizes in the Europe division of the 2016 Google science fair than teenagers from all western European countries combined.
Turkish girls Ezgi Balkir and Seray Uğur repeated experiments they had read about in scientific journals concerning bonding an enzyme (that destroys uric acid) to fabric.
Nureddin Kamadan likely enhanced software for the blind by adding the capability to recognize algebra symbols.
Adem Atalay Hüryaşar used light interference patterns (in a process similar to what Michelson and Morley had used in 1887 to measure the speed of light) to measure the thickness of a thin film transparent coating,
Gülce Afacan and Güler Selin Suna built a lithium ion battery, using purchased nanotubes to increase the surface area.
In Egypt, Ahmed Sherif coated microscopic particles of magnetized iron oxide with a thin coating of plastic in an experiment of removing heavy metal from contaminated water.
In Saudi Arabia, the son of a rich Bangladeshi entrepreneur built a robotic arm.
In the United States, Kashfia Rahman (wearing a Muslim scarf) performed an experiment on stress causing sleeping problems among teenagers at her school..
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MUSLIM NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND MISSILES

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Munir Ahmad Khan earned, in the United States, a master of science degree in nuclear engineering.
Abdul Qadeer Khan stole gas centrifuge uranium enrichment blueprints and technologies in the Netherlands where he worked as a metallurgical engineer. Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood studied nuclear physics in England, and read about America’s first atomic bomb. He later provided Osama bin Laden with information about how to make nuclear weapons.
Other contributors to Pakistan’s bomb studied nuclear physics at Oxford University and at Cambridge University.
China provided help to Pakistan.

Mahmoud Hessaby was an Iranian who studied physics at the University of Paris and founded the Atomic Energy Center of Iran.
Mohammed Abdus Salam (an Ahmadi) shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in physics for his contributions (while at Imperial College in England) to electroweak unification theory. He fled Pakistan in 1974.
Kerim Kerimov was an Azerbaijani atheist rocket engineer but Muslims claim he was a Muslim.
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TRADITIONAL MUSLIM MEDICAL TREATMENT

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Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid (she is not a medical doctor) has done over 7 years of research in Saudi Arabia on the use camel urine to treat cancer.
Sheikh Rashid claims he has found in Quran verses 75:13-17 how to cure patients at his health restoration center of HIV/AIDS and Ebola within 24 hours or less.

The herbal medicine of Pakistan is the unani system, based on balance, which has some similarities to ancient Greek theories and to Chinese yin yang.
Several herbalists of Pakistan, studied organic chemistry in Europe to learn how to isolate individual chemicals from plant extracts.
The cleric/herbalist Yemeni sheikh Abdul-Majeed A. Zindani claimed he discovered an herb that cured AIDS and heart disease. He is famous for providing false translations of Quran verses about embryology.
The water of the Well of Zamzam, located near the Kaaba is contaminated with arsenic, nitrates and bacteria. The Zamzam water sold in Europe is probably fake.
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MUSLIM CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS (NOT IN USA)

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Iranian-American Ali Eftekhari while in Iran in 2001 wrote a journal article about Prussian blue and nanotubes that has been cited 64 times by scientists doing research on improved batteries.
Cahit Arf was a Turkish mathematician (who received his PhD in Germany) who made contributions to the topology of space of more than 3 dimensions.
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MUSLIM CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMPUTERS AND LASERS (NOT IN USA)

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PC VIRUS
Amjad Farooq Alvi (1961 – ) in January 1986 in Pakistan wrote and unleashed the first PC computer virus (Brain), which was spread by inserting an infected floppy disk.

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER PROCESSING
Shahid Hussain Bokhari (1952 – ) is a Pakistani who received his PhD in computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts. He made major contributions to automatic load balancing in parallel and distributed computer processing while a university professor in Pakistan who as a visiting professor also did research in the United States.

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MUSLIM NON-AMERICAN TEENAGERS

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SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS
An Egyptian teenager built a far less expensive version of a German-invented device that tracks the movement of the eye, allowing people with spinal cord injury to spell commands to a computer.
Omar Obeya’s binary search computer algorithm rather than for example splitting a group of 11 entries into 2 groups of 5 entries each, instead split it into a group of 7 entries and a group of 3 entries, resulting in less searches.
Fatima Sunderji won 3rd place in her age group for all schools of Canada for her project about anti-microbial properties of spices. She is a student at a Shis school.
There are many examples of Muslim teenagers reading something in a science journal or science magazine and winning a science fair prize by summarizing what they had read. Two of these are noteworthy because the media in Egypt falsely reported the girls had actually invented it (the catalyst aluminosilicate for breaking down plastic drink bottles into a mixture of methane, propane and ethane, and a spacecraft tapping the energy of changing magnetic fields). A Canadian fair only for Ahmadi students awarded a prize to an entry about evolution.
ISLAMIC SCIENCE FAIR
In Canada, an exhibit by a girl showed NASA photographs of small superficial marks on the moon, but she falsely claimed this proves the Muslim belief that the prophet Mohammed split the moon in two.
A boy’s exhibit was of what he located on the internet about nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapons.
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MODERN MUSLIM MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY (NOT IN USA)

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Saghir Akhtar obtained his PhD in England, led a team doing research on DNA chip technology, and became editor-in-chief of the Journal of Drug Targeting. [DNA microchip technology is the use of an array of microscopic amounts of short sequences of RNA strands to detect the presence of the DNA complementary sequence.
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MUSLIM ECONOMISTS

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Muhammad Yunus (1940 – ) is an American-educated economics professor who used money from Bangladeshi and European government agencies to establish a bank in Bangladesh to make no-interest micro loans so very poor women could start tiny businesses.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
Politicians in Bangladesh seized control of the bank. Muslim clerics refused to allow Muslim burial of women who had been given micro loans.
Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda was a Pakistani economist with a PhD in economics from Yale who steered Pakistan toward capitalism.
Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr (1935 – 1980) was an Iraqi religious leader hired by Kuwait to devise the religious principles of Islamic banking.
Sultan Qabus (1940 – ) was responsible for the modernization of Oman.
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