Hampshire Opens Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies
AMHERST, MA(wfcr) -
Historically, Islamic civilization was deeply involved in scientific development. From the 9th to the 12th centuries Islamic scientists explained how vision works, invented surgical tools like syringes and scalpels, and made attempts at flight. But in the modern world, Islamic science is barely on the radar. Only two Muslims -- an Egyptian and a Pakistani - have ever won a Nobel prize for science. The disconnect is something Hampshire College's Salman Hameed is delving into, as director of the new Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies at Hampshire College. He told WFCR's Jill Kaufman, one of the center's first projects is a widespread survey about biological evolution.