Shahzeb Mirza

Project Manager Fellow, One World Youth Project

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Is it really true that math and science origins root from the Arab world?

Were Arab scientists and mathematicians the real forefathers, laying the foundation stones for the science we learn today?

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    Jun 19 2012: All the old civilizations included practices and discoveries that are foundational for mathematics and science as we know them today.
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    Jun 19 2012: Pretty much, though a combination of Greek and Arab ideas mainly contributed to development of modern science and maths though a Muslim scholar Imam Hamid al-Ghazali taught and proclaimed that maths was the work of the devil and from there arab culture regressed until its modern re-emergence
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    Jun 27 2012: Yes...for example the word Algebra comes from an arab word, and Avicenna,a Persian scholar,is considered the father of medicine.
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    Jun 29 2012: Wow, sad that not everyone knows of their work in laying the foundation stones. I always thought these origins were perhaps from the Greeks.
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      Jun 29 2012: It's a mixture, Greeks and Arabs shared a lot of ideas.