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Science and Religion in Islam Taner Edis Division of Material science, Truman State College www2.truman.edu/~edis/Why Islam? Science and religion face off regarding Convoluted. Overwhelmed by Christian foundation.
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Science and Religion in Islam Taner Edis Department of Physics, Truman State University www2.truman.edu/~edis/

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Why Islam? Science and religion verbal confrontation Complicated. Ruled by Christian foundation. Islam is a nearby cousin of Christianity and Judaism, but on the other hand is sufficiently distinctive in religious philosophy and history to be fascinating. Science and Religion in Islam

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Science and the extraordinary Our sciences have united on naturalistic clarifications of the world – material science, science, neuroscience… Casts question on otherworldly substances . ? Science and Religion in Islam

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Worrying about realism Mustafa Akyol, (liberal Muslim, ID defender): “ ID is surely a wedge that can part the establishments of experimental materialism… For the first run through, the West seems, by all accounts, to be the remedy to, not the wellspring of, the realist plague .” Symbolic adversary. Science and Religion in Islam

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Responding to realism Technology is alluring to cutting edge religious individuals. Connected to science. So can’t disregard science. Need to fitting science, and right science on the off chance that it can\'t help contradicting uncovered truths. Science and Religion in Islam

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Conservative, well known alternatives Science either Supports conventional convictions, for example, those got from taking sacred writings at face esteem; Or in the event that it doesn\'t, “True Science” done by the dedicated demonstrates the realists\' lapses. Science and Religion in Islam

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Creationism Christian rendition: regularly youthful earth. Muslim adaptation: Quranic; frequently old-earth. Far reaching confidence in exceptional creation, connected to scriptural peculiarity; Popular pseudoscience. Science and Religion in Islam

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Islamic Creationism Turkish root, however globally well known. Deny regular plummet. Obtains from Christian creationists. Sees “Darwinism” as a realist scheme. Science and Religion in Islam

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Science-in-sacred writing Christian form: Electricity, laws of material science in Bible; Behemoth = dinosaur. Muslim form: Modern science and innovation expected in Quran. Exceptionally mainstream legends. 55:19-20 about obstruction between two waterways. Mediterranean-Atlantic saltiness hindrance; Jacques Cousteau change legend. Science and Religion in Islam

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Quranic Embryology Scattered verses, for example, 39:6 “God makes you inside your moms, in progressive arrangements, in three darknesses.” Authority of Western MDs: Bucaille, Moore. Sections of antiquated Greek drug. Science and Religion in Islam

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Quranic astronomy Seven layers of skies/sky in Quran. H. Nurbaki: Solar framework Our cosmic system Local gathering of worlds “radio attractive sphere” Quasars Expanding universe “remaining vast infinities” Science and Religion in Islam

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Why so mainstream? Supernatural occurrence: Proves awesome wellspring of Quran. Like Biblical prescience for traditionalist Christians. Mentally useless. Science and Religion in Islam

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Not protecting medieval thoughts! Turkey: much pseudoscience attached to Nur development. Said Nursi: regarded religious pioneer. Customary. Nur followers noted for advanced standpoint; star private enterprise, master innovation excitement. Do pseudoscience in light of the fact that they esteem science! Science and Religion in Islam

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Reconstructing science Christian variant: “theistic science” thoughts in ID development. Muslim variant: Islamizing science . Configuration focused science and material science; Social science molded by Islamic social goals, Islamic law. Genuine thoughts tremendously bantered by Muslim intelligent people. Influences strategy. Science and Religion in Islam

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Sophisticated creationism ID in Turkey. Seyyed Hossein Nasr Common drop OK; No regular imagination; Reconstruct God-focused science; Revive medieval Islamic perspectives. Science and Religion in Islam

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Moderate choices Moderate, liberal Christians look for trade off with science, decipher Bible less truly. Illustration: guided development (ID-lite). Muslim case: there is some openness to allegorical elucidation. A few scholars embrace guided development, tolerating much basic plummet. Science and Religion in Islam

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Guided development Even guided, non-Darwinian advancement is dubious. Naturalistic procedure, especially irregular component unsatisfactory. Human development especially unsuitable. Science and Religion in Islam

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More liberal choices Christianity: the powerful withdraws to extreme, mystical space. Science manages unimportant points of interest, is independent . Islam: much rarer. Science ought to be subordinate to disclosure and good concerns. (Indeed, even liberals think so.) Exceptions: some shield self-governance of science. Abdolkarim Soroush in Iran. Science and Religion in Islam

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What is diverse in Islam? The religious and scholarly choices Muslims face are like those for Christians. In any case, among Muslims, science is weaker and religiously-hued pseudoscience is more grounded. Among educated people and in addition the famous domain. Why? Science and Religion in Islam

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History Past couple of hundreds of years ruled by need to make up for lost time to current, particularly Western world. West has innovative point of preference  military and business power. Need science! Science and Religion in Islam

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“Golden Age” overstated Muslim science did not enormously decay. Europe surged ahead with another method for finding out about nature. Medieval Muslim science implanted in religious, mysterious methods for considering. Not the same as advanced science! Science and Religion in Islam

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Defending Islam Borrow innovation however make preparations for outside social impacts. Realist parts of science undesirable. Outer inconvenience, not indigenous blasphemy as in Europe. Hold supremacy of disclosure; heavenly focused perspective of nature. Science and Religion in Islam

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Awareness of Christianity European secularization seen as a fiasco for religion; an illustration to maintain a strategic distance from. Isolating science from religion is risky. Indeed, even liberals are hesitant to go along these lines. Islam require not rehash Western history of science-religion convenience. Science and Religion in Islam

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Strong doctrinal conservatism Liberal Muslim sees much weaker than their Christian partners. Reinterpretation, considering religion to be human unequivocally restricted. Indeed, even savagery. Indeed, even innovators, democrats can be social preservationists. Science and Religion in Islam

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Creationism illustration In instruction, regularly no development, or authority support for creationism. Global well known, media-based creationism, for example, Harun Yahya. Upheld in scholarly circles, by scholastic scholars, by some science personnel in colleges. ID default in Muslim scholarly culture. Science and Religion in Islam

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Weakness of science Muslim lands extremely feeble in science. Connected science OK; Lack of innovativeness. Ineffectual restricting creationism Endorse pseudoscience Tagged as secularist. Science and Religion in Islam

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Secularism is ruined Ideas with secularist affiliations endure. Secularism = tyrannical, world class burden on devout populaces. Vote based system  religious populism. Islam key to political legitimation. Science and Religion in Islam

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No different circles? Science and religion in West: learned contact, institutional convenience. Separate circles. Science free of religion. Not in Islamic world? What amount of a useful issue is investigative backwardness? Religion Science and Religion in Islam

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Plug Taner Edis, An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam (Prometheus Books, 2007). Science and Religion in Islam

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Web website www2.truman.edu/~edis/Contains numerous articles on science and religion, and science and Islam points. Email edis@truman.edu Science and Religion in Islam

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