An Illusion of Harmony: Science And Religion in Islam by Taner Edis

By Taner Edis

present discussions within the West at the relation of technological know-how and faith concentration in most cases on science’s uneasy courting with the conventional Judeo-Christian view of existence. yet a parallel controversy exists within the Muslim international relating to how you can combine technology with Islam. As physicist Taner Edis indicates during this attention-grabbing glimpse into modern Muslim tradition, a great deal of well known writing in Muslim societies makes an attempt to deal with such difficult questions as:

• Is Islam a "scientific religion"?
• have been the discoveries of recent technological know-how foreshadowed within the Quran?
• Are clever layout conjectures extra beautiful to the Muslim point of view than Darwinian motives?

Edis examines the diversity of Muslim wondering technology and Islam, from blatantly pseudoscientific fantasies to relatively refined efforts to "Islamize science." From the world’s most powerful creationist hobbies to extraordinary science-in-the-Quran apologetics, well known Muslim ways advertise a view of typical technological know-how as an insignificant fact-collecting job that coexists in near-perfect concord with literal-minded religion. due to the fact Muslims are keenly conscious that technology and expertise were the keys to Western good fortune, they're desirous to harness expertise to accomplish a Muslim model of modernity. but even as, they're reluctant to permit technology to develop into self sufficient of faith and are suspicious of Western secularization.
Edis examines all of those conflicting developments, revealing the problems dealing with Muslim societies attempting to adapt to the fashionable technological international. His discussions of either the parallels and the variations among Western and Muslim makes an attempt to harmonize technology and faith make for a different and interesting contribution to this carrying on with debate.

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