BBC Radio 4 Programmes – Islam and Science


Islam and Science

23 February 2009

2/3: Ehsan Masood explores the status of science in the modern Islamic world, and asks whether measures taken to promote science are having an impact on Muslim scientists.

So very sad, bl..dy, ‘Fundamentalists and Bankers’: setting us back years – maybe, 30 or 40 years of great toil and massive endeavour! (science and technology has done more than the religionists have ever done for humankind in less than one minute – makes you so very cross, with certain aspects, about our current and appallingly gross ‘human nature’ – they know who they are) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hj0kd

War Crimes – The Axis of Revolting (Evil – Governments) – not mine, surely? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7904929.stm

Not mine, surely? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7883073.stm

Who has got the responsibility? "I was reminded of something Justice Louis Brandeis once said: that in a democracy, the most important office is the office of citizen". Barack Obama ‘The Audacity Of Hope’.

"Respect for authority is always wrong, and violence is sometimes right". Notes of Dads – WW11 Veteran RNVR.

"There’s been a rising chorus of alarm from church leaders at what they regard as the "aggressive secularism" marginalising Christianity, the religion whose precepts – such as "do as you would be done by", and upholding the sanctity of human life – once underpinned British laws". Ref, ‘Stuck In The Gutter’ or ‘The Long Childhood’ Bronowski http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7783563.stm And, Ref, Church Schools and Faith Schools, "Why we don’t like some of you ‘Church Leaders’ in our Schools – They are intolerant and ‘not fit for purpose’" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAKRvBe_-EA&feature=PlayList&p=6F9316A9369901B9&index=0

"Civilization, we may say, has advanced only at the cost of a struggle between science and superstition, working on the intelligence of the participants, a struggle of whose progress the legal status of torture and the social status of astrology: might serve as indicators. 
Advanced societies, therefore, are so stratified as to keep the primitive mind in a subordinate position. In this way individual responsibility and the rules of evidence, allow with fluctuating success, the development of law and the organisation of knowledge and all that follows from these practises". ‘The Little Universe of Man’ Professor C.D.Darlington.
 
‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’ – Justice Secretary Jack Straw has vetoed the publication of minutes of key Cabinet meetings held in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7907991.stm
 

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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