WHY I CREATED THIS BLOG

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WHY I CREATED THIS BLOG
A major reason for my starting this blog/website was my curiosity about whether the science claims made in the “1001 Inventions” traveling show — see starting at 0:30 of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZDe9DCx7Wk and on Islamic Golden Age websites are true or not. Another reason was to fact check the claims about Muslims bringing Europe out of the “Dark Ages” made at an Islam religion of peace debate May 23, 2013 at the Oxford Union debating society in Oxford, England. 42:03 through 53:50 of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joNTLaGE0wU

If I mention a non-Muslim inventing something (except for the page on the “Dark Ages”) it is because a claim was made that Muslims invented it.
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HUFFINGTON POST LIST OF GREATEST ISLAMIC DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS

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Sebastian Christ of the Huffington Post website made many errors in his list of the greatest scientific discoveries and inventions of Islamic Civilization.
Although the word “algorithm” is named after al-Khwarizmi, algebra and algorithms were invented by Hindus and Jains in India.

Non-Muslim nomadic Mongols used marching bands before Muslims did.

The shape of the guitar does have *its origins in the Arabic oud”, but the oud did not have frets. Frets originated in the setar of pre-Islamic Persia.

Alhazen copied the incorrect Greek theory of Galen of Pergamon that vision took place in what they called the “crystalline humor” (which we now call the lens), did not know it was a lens, and did not know the function of the retina. They mistakenly thought that the optic nerve was connected to the “crystalline humor” (lens).
Alhazen copied his theory of light and the evidence supporting it from a Greek named Euclid.
Alhazen copied the concept of magnifying lenses from the Romans. An engraver’s magnifying lens was unearthed from ancient Pompeii.
Alhazen did write many astronomy books comparing what Aristotle and the Roman Empire Greek astronomer Ptolemy had written, but Alhazen’s only contribution to astronomy was correctly explaining that the reason stars ”slowed down” near the horizon was that differences in density of the air in the atmosphere was refracting the light.
Alhazen repeated a false theory of Seneca the Younger that rainbows were caused by clouds that were huge concave reflecting mirrors.
Alhazen’s explanation of why the sun looked red at sunset (that sunlight traveling through more atmosphere weakens the light, turning it red) was not correct.

Muslims did not invent the modern hospital. Their hospitals were nearly identical to Byzantine hospitals. The Byzantines had hospitals with training centers.
The laws of the Byzantine Empire specified how many months of the year all medical doctors were required to work without pay at a free hospital.

Although most of Muslim surgery was copied from the Byzantines, some Muslim doctors, especially in Spain, invented procedures never mentioned in the Byzantine medical books, such as diverting urine to the anus, and treating fracture of the thumb.

Arabs copied Arabic numerals from the Hindus of India.

Surgical needles, surgical thread, and catgut were copied by Muslim surgeons from the Byzantines. Nearly all the surgical instruments used by Al-Zahrawi have been found in Roman or pre-Islamic Byzantine archeological excavations.
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1001 INVENTIONS EXHIBIT

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LOOK AT 4:24 OF DISHONEST VIDEO
Skip to 4:24 of video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZDe9DCx7Wk which tells many lies to a group of young British students.

VIDEO EXPOSING THE DISHONESTY
A video by StopSpamming2 about the dishonesty of 1001 Inventions is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4qHdQEYYss

CAMERA OBSCURA
Actually, the camera obscura was invented by the Chinese and used by the ancient Greeks and by the ancient Byzantines.

ATTACHING FEATHERS TO HIS ARMS AND FLAPPING HIS ARMS UP AND DOWN
Ibn Firnas is said to have flown by attaching feathers to his arms and flapping his arms (which is not possible). The original Muslim sources made no mention of any stiffening material or of anything being attached to his back. There was no hang glider frame. He did not invent the airplane. Children who have seen this video were duped into thinking a Muslim had invented the airplane.

AL-JAZARI ‘S GREATEST INVENTIONS WERE COPIED FROM THE GREEKS, ROMANS, AND BYZANTINES
Most of al-Jazari’s inventions were copied from the Greeks and Romans. His water pumps were nearly identical to those of the Romans.

AL-JAZARI’S IMPROVEMENTS TO WATER CLOCKS PLAYED NO ROLE IN THE INVENTION OF PENDULUMS OR MAINSPRINGS
Al-Jazari played no role in the European Christian invention of the verge escapement that made the pendulum clock and the spring clock

Muslims did not invent the astrolabe or the crank.

OLIVIA STERNS OF CNN WAS DUPED
Olivia Sterns obviously obtained her information about Muslim inventions from the 1001 Inventions exhibit and book and it’s editor, which is the only place where some of these false claims are made.
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POLITICALLY CORRECT FALSE INFORMATION IN SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FAILED TO FACT CHECK PROPAGANDA IT COPIED FROM “1001 INVENTIONS”
David Biello wrote the March 2, 2011 article “The Forgotten History of Muslim Scientists” for Scientific American, praising the 1001 Inventions exhibition and stretching the truth about Alhazen (ibn al-Haytham).
Actually, Alhazen was not the first person to describe the camera obscura, was not the first person to prove that light travels in a straight line, and most of his experiments repeated Greek experiments he had read about.
Alhazen did not write that refraction caused sunsets to be red but instead wrote an incorrect explanation that at sunset light travels through more air, causing the light to weaken and turn red.
The article also falsely claimed that Muslims invented algorithms and algebra. Actually, Muslims borrowed them from the Hindus and Jains.
Its claim that a Muslim university is the oldest continually operating university is not correct, it was a school that taught only the Quran and sharia law and did not become a university until about a century ago. Muslims destroyed true full universities in the lands they conquered.
The oldest continuously operating school that eventually became a university was the Ez-Zitouna University, which began as a 737 in Tunis to educate Quran scholars. [A cathedral school for educating Catholic clergy in Toledo Spain in 527 was older but no longer exists, and the University of Paris having been founded in 794 to educate Catholic clergy, is almost as old as the oldest Muslim school, taught a wide range of subjects in addition to religion, and came under new management when it broke its ties to Notre Dame Cathedral, and was closed during the French Revolution.]
All early Muslim “universities” taught only the Quran and Sharia law, and did not become full universities until about a century ago.
[David Biello is an associate editor at Scientific American and the environmental reporter for Public Radio International, which is owned by National Public Radio station WGBH and sells some of its programs to the BBC.]
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HILLARY CLINTON

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FAILED TO FACT CHECK PROPAGANDA IT COPIED FROM “1001 INVENTIONS”
David Biello wrote the March 2, 2011 article “The Forgotten History of Muslim Scientists” for Scientific American, praising the 1001 Inventions exhibition and stretching the truth about Alhazen (ibn al-Haytham).
Actually, Alhazen was not the first person to describe the camera obscura, was not the first person to prove that light travels in a straight line, and most of his experiments repeated Greek experiments he had read about.
Alhazen did not write that refraction caused sunsets to be red but instead wrote an incorrect explanation that at sunset light travels through more air, causing the light to weaken and turn red.
The article also falsely claimed that Muslims invented algorithms and algebra. Actually, Muslims borrowed them from the Hindus and Jains.
Its claim that a Muslim university is the oldest continually operating university is not correct, it was a school that taught only the Quran and sharia law and did not become a university until about a century ago. Muslims destroyed true full universities in the lands they conquered.
The oldest continuously operating school that eventually became a university was the Ez-Zitouna University, which began as a 737 in Tunis to educate Quran scholars. [A cathedral school for educating Catholic clergy in Toledo Spain in 527 was older but no longer exists, and the University of Paris having been founded in 794 to educate Catholic clergy, is almost as old as the oldest Muslim school, taught a wide range of subjects in addition to religion, and came under new management when it broke its ties to Notre Dame Cathedral, and was closed during the French Revolution.]
All early Muslim “universities” taught only the Quran and Sharia law, and did not become full universities until about a century ago.
[David Biello is an associate editor at Scientific American and the environmental reporter for Public Radio International, which is owned by National Public Radio station WGBH and sells some of its programs to the BBC.]
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