Contributions to the world - Islam vs rest of the world

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Contributions to the world - Islam vs rest of the world

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This is a resource to compare the contributions to the world of Islamic countries versus the rest of the world. NOTE - In case Muslims doubt this list, all of the names in the "rest of the world" list are genuine and can easily be looked up in a library or via Google.

*** The Muslim world has contributed .... ***
Terrorism

*** The rest of the world has contributed.... ***
**** FREEDOM!!!!!! *********
The unforgettable phrases "Dirka dirka" and "Bakalakadaka Street"
Almost all sports
The printing-press
Very many foods including -
Italian food, including pizza and pasta
Chocolate (yes it came from Mexico, but that is outside the Muslim world )
Mexican foods - tacos, nachos, etc
The food from China, Vietnam, Thailand, and many other Asian countries (many
are outside the Muslim world, so they count too ... )
The ancient Olympic Games (last held 396 B.C.)
The modern Olympic Games
Spacecraft and space exploration
The so-called Hindu-Arabic numerals - Arabs only **adopted** it - it originated in India - see these links -
http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/university/sc ... 17/han.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu-Arab ... ral_system" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Most modern medicine, medical technology
Most engineering
Computer science
Robotics - e.g. Mars rovers here -
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Cassini - orbiting Saturn - website here -
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Astronomy
Volcanology
Seismology
Geology
Geophysics
Oceanography
Archaeology
Paleontology
Meteorology (study of weather)
Economics
Geography
Zoology
Botany
Chemistry
Physics
Biochemistry
Microbiology
Energy science (especially alternative energy - wind turbines, geothermal, solar heating, photovoltaics, fuel cells, wave/tide power, alternative fuels e.g. ethanol)
Materials Science (superconductors, catalysts, fuel cells (again) etc)
A large part of Mathematics (e.g. Euler alone - over **70 volumes** of work )
Modern ships
Submarines
Aircraft
Trains
Cars
Electricity
Computers
***** THE INTERNET!!!! *********
faithfreedom website ..... :-)
Team Stanley (Winners of 2005 Darpa Grand Challenge - First
genuine autonomous self-steering car. Five vehicles finished race )
Louis Agassiz (Zoology)
Kurt Alder (Chemistry - Nobel Prize - Diels-Alder reaction)
Luis Alvarez (Physics)
Walter Alvarez (Geology)
Andre-Marie Ampere (Physics )
Anders Angstrom (Physics)
William George Armstrong (Invented hydraulic crane)
Joseph Aspdin (Invented Portland cement)
Peter Agre (Biology, Chemistry)
Johan August Arfwedson (Chemistry - discovered lithium)
Lorenzo Amedeo Avogadro (Chemistry)
Neil Bartlett (Chemistry - prepared first noble-gas compound)
Sir Derek Barton (Chemistry)
Antoine Baume (Chemistry)
Claude Louis Berthollet (Chemistry)
Jons Jakob Berzelius (Chemistry)
Joseph Black (Physics, Chemistry)
Carl Bosch (Chemistry - Haber-Bosch process)
Johannes Nicolaus Bronsted (Chemistry)
Henri Braconnot (Chemistry)
Eduard Buchner (Chemistry)
Charles Babbage (Invented analytical engine)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Frances Bacon
John Logie Baird (Television)
Joseph Banks (Botany)
John Bardeen (Physics)
Henri Becquerel (Physics)
Johannes Georg Bednorz (Physics)
Charles William Beebe (Biology)
Ludwig Beethoven
Martinus Beijerinck (Microbiology - discovered viruses)
Alexander Graham Bell (Telephone)
Karl Benz (Gasoline-powered car)
Tim Berners-Lee (Co-invented the Web)
Daniel Bernoulli (Mathematics)
Johann Bernoulli (Mathematics)
Henry Bessemer (Invented Bessemer process for manufacturing of steel )
Gerd Binnig (Physics)
Watson and Crick Biochemistry (Discovered DNA)
Jean-Baptiste Biot (Physics, mathematics)
Laszlo Biro (Inventor of ballpoint pen)
Otto Blathy (Co-inventor of transformer, alternating current)
Niels Bohr (Physics)
Ludwig Boltzmann (Physics )
Max Born (Physics)
Satyendra Bose (Physics - Bose-Einstein condensates)
Robert Boyle (Chemistry)
William Lawrence Bragg (Physics )
Louis Braille (Invented Braille writing system)
Karl Ferdinand Braun (Physics )
Robert Brown (Chemistry )
William Buckland (Geology)
Robert Bunsen (Chemistry - Bunsen burner)
Melvin Calvin (Chemistry - Nobel prize - Calvin cycle)
Wallace Carothers (Chemistry - discovered Nylon)
Yves Chauvin (Chemistry)
Elias James Corey (Chemistry)
Nicolas Cabrera (Physics)
Robert Cailliau (Co-invented the Web)
Nicholas Carnot (Mathematics, engineering (Carnot cycle))
Cassini (Astronomy)
Henry Cavendish
Anders Celsius (Astronomy, oddly enough...)
James Chadwick (Physics)
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Physics, astrophysics, mathematics)
Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov (Physics)
Michel Chevreuil (Organic chemistry)
Steven Chu (Physics)
Rudolf Clausius (Physics, mathematics)
John Cockcroft (Physics )
Christopher Cockerell (Invented the hovercraft)
Arthur Compton (Physics)
Leon Cooper (Physics)
Dirk Coster (Physics - co-discovered hafnium)
Jacques Cousteau (Oceanography, marine biology. Inventor of aqualung)
Marie Curie (Physics )
Pierre Curie (Physics )
Robert Curl (Chemistry - Co-discovered fullerenes)
Henrik Dam (Biochemistry - Nobel Prize - discovered vitamin K )
Otto Diels (Chemistry - Nobel Prize - Diels-Alder reaction)
Jean-Baptiste Dumas (Chemistry)
Jean le Rond d'Alembert (Physics, mathematics)
John Dalton (Chemistry, Physics)
Charles Darwin (Biology (theory of evolution))
Paul Davies (Physics, cosmology, astrobiology)
Humphrey Davy (Chemistry )
Louis de Broglie (Physics )
Peter Debye (Physical chemistry)
Charles Augustin de Coulomb (Physics )
Rene Descartes (Mathematics)
James Dewar (Chemistry, Physics)
Rudolf Diesel (Inventor of diesel engines)
Paul Dirac (Physics)
Christian Doppler (Physics (the Doppler effect) )
Freeman Dyson (Physics,mathematics)
William Eccles (Physics)
Thomas Alva Edison (Inventor of phonograph, dictaphone, light-bulb)
Paul Ehrlich (Immunology)
Albert Einstein (Physics)
Leo Esaki (Physics)
Leonhard Euler (Mathematics - over 70 volumes of work)
James Alfred Ewing (Physics)
Manfred Eigen (Chemistry)
Arthur Eichengrun (Chemistry)
Emil Erlenmeyer (Chemistry - Erlenmeyer flask)
Richard Ernst (Physical Chemistry)
Hans von Euler-Chelpin (Biochemistry - Nobel Prize)
Daniel Fahrenheit (Physics )
Michael Faraday (Chemistry, physics)
Herman Feshbach (Physics)
Richard Feynman (Physics)
David Finkelstein (Physics)
Hippolyte Fizeau (Physics )
Alexander Fleming (Medicine)
Vladimir Fock (Physics)
James David Forbes (Physics )
Leon Foucault (Physics )
Joseph Fourier (Physics, mathematics (Fourier transform) )
Benjamin Franklin (Physics - inventor of lightning-rod)
Augustin-Jean Fresnel (Physics )
Jerome Isaac Friedman (Physics )
Harald Fuchs (Physics, nanotechnology)
Leonhart Fuchs (Botany)
Hermann Emil Fischer (Chemistry)
Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (Chemistry - Fischer-Tropsch process)
Ernst Gottfried Fischer (Chemistry)
Hans Fischer (Chemistry)
Rosalind Franklin (Chemistry)
Carl Remigius Fresenius (Analytical Chemistry)
Wilhelm Fresenius (Analytical Chemistry)
Alexander Naumovich Frumkin (Electrochemistry)
Johan Gadolin (Chemistry, mineralogy - discovered Yttrium.
The element Gadolinium is named after him)
Victor Goldschmidt (Considered the "founder of modern geochemistry")
Thomas Graham (Chemistry - Graham's Law. Invented dialysis.
Graham is conidered to be the "father" of Colloidal Chemistry)
Victor Grignard (Chemistry - Grignard reagent)
Robert H. Grubbs (Chemistry, organometallic chemistry, synthetic chemistry)
Dennis Gabor (Holography)
Galileo Galilei (Astronomy)
Carl Friedrick Gauss (Physics )
Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac (Chemistry, Physics)
Josiah Willard Gibbs (Physics, mathematics)
William Gilbert (Natural philosophy)
Maria Goppert-Mayer (Physics - stability of nucleus in atoms)
Gordon Gould (Laser)
Stephen Jay Gould (Paleontology)
Temple Grandin (Animal science)
Brian Greene (Physics - string theory)
James Gregory (Reflecting telescope)
David Gross (Physics )
William Robert Grove (Invented fuel-cells)
Johannes Gutenberg (Printing press)
Martin Gutzwiller (Physics)
Fritz Haber (Chemistry)
Otto Hahn (Chemistry)
John Haldane (Physiology - decompression for deep-sea diving)
Odd Hassel (Physical chemistry)
Charles Hatchett (Chemistry - discovered niobium)
Clayton Heathcock (Organic chemistry)
Dudley Herschbach (Chemistry)
George de Hevesy (Chemistry - co-discovered hafnium)
Jacobus Henricus van 'tHoff (Winner of inaugural Nobel Prize in chemistry -
Considered the founder of Physical Chemistry)
Friedrich Hoffmann (Medicine)
Roald Hoffmann (Theoretical Chemistry - Woodward-Hoffmann rules)
August Wilhelm von Hofmann (Chemistry)
Jaroslav Heyrovsky (Electroanalytical chemistry pioneer)
Gerhard Herzberg (Physics, physical chemistry)
John Hadley (Invented the sextant)
Edwin Hall (Physics )
Edmund Halley (Astronomy)
George Handel
John Harrison (Marine chronometer)
Victor Hasselblad (single-lens-reflex camera)
Stephen Hawking (Physics)
Oliver Heaviside (Electrical engineering, mathematics, physics)
Karl Heisenberg (Physics )
Joseph Henry (Physics )
William Henry (Physics )
Heinrich Hertz (Physics )
Peter Higgs (Physics )
Leroy Hood (Biochemistry - developed DNA sequencer)
Gerardus 't Hooft (Physics )
Robert Hooke (Physics )
Edwin Hubble (Astronomy)
John H. Hubble (Physics )
Friedrich Hund (Physics )
James Hutton (Geology)
Christian Huygens (Astronomy)
Sir Christopher Kelk Ingold (Chemistry)
Frederic Joliot-Curie (Physics)
Irene Joliot-Curie (Physics)
Paul Karrer (Chemistry - research on vitamins - Nobel Prize)
Emil Knoevenagel (Chemistry - Knoevenagel condensation reaction)
Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe (Chemistry - showed that organic
compounds could be derived from inorganic ones)
Izaak Kolthoff (Analytical chemistry pioneer)
Richard Kuhn (Biochemistry - Nobel Prize - first to isolate a B-vitamin)
Jan Jansky (Discovered blood-types)
Karl Jatho (Aircraft pioneer)
Johan Petter Johansson (Invented pipe-wrench and adjustable spanner)
Irene Joliot-Curie (Physics )
Brian David Josephson (Physics )
James Prescott Joule (Physics )
Lord Kelvin (Electromagnetism, thermodynamics, physics)
Johannes Kepler (Physics )
John Kerr (Physics )
Jack Kilby (Integrated circuit)
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (Physics)
Gleb Kotelnikov (Parachute)
Katia Krafft (Volcanology)
Maurice Krafft (Volcanology)
Hans Adolf Krebs (Biochemistry (Krebs cycle))
August Kronig (Physics)
Harold Kroto (Chemistry - Nobel Prize for co-discovery of C60 )
Gerard Kuiper (Astronomy)
Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov (Physics)
Joseph-Louis Lagrange (Physics )
Irving Langmuir (Chemistry, Physics - Nobel Prize for surface-chemistry work)
Hedy Lamarr (Actress - also invented spread-spectrum)
Max von Laue (Physics )
Antoine Lavoisier (Chemistry )
Ernest Lawrence (Physics )
Louis Leakey (Archaeology)
Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev (Physics )
Tsung-Dao Lee (Physics )
Benjamin Lee (Physics )
Wilhelm Leibnitz (Calculus)
John Leslie (Physics )
Karl L. Littrow (Physics )
Maurice Loewy (Physics )
Robert K. Logan (Physics )
Alfred Loomis (Physics )
Johann Josef Loschmidt (Chemistry, physics)
Cai Lun (Invented paper (as opposed to papyrus))
Archibald Low (Physics )
Robert von Lieben (Physics )
*** Lucretius (Natural science (Rome) - ~98 - 55 B.C.)
Charles Lyell (Geology)
Yuan T Lee (Chemistry - first Taiwanese Nobel laureate)
Gilbert N Lewis (Physical chemistry)
Joseph Lister (Surgeon - pioneered sterile surgery. Listerine and
the bacterial genus "Listeria" are named after him)
Henri Louis Le Chatelier (Chemistry - Le Chatelier's principle)
Willard Frank Libby (Chemistry - Nobel Prize for radiocarbon dating)
Justus von Liebig (Chemistry)
H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins (Chemistry, cognitive science)
Martin Lowry (Chemistry)
Ernst Mach (Physics )
Theodore Harold Maiman (Physics)
Etienne-Louis Malus (Physics (optics))
Leonid Mandelstam (Physics)
Gideon Mantell (Geology)
Guglielmo Marconi (Inventor of radio)
Henry Margenau (Physics)
William Markowitz (Astronomy - involved in standardisation of time)
James Maxwell (Physics )
Lise Meitner (Physics)
Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (Physics) - Also introduced metric system
to U.S. and defined the exact U.S.- Canada boundary.
Albert Abraham Michelson (Physics) - First American to receive a science Nobel prize
Edward Morley (Chemistry)
Robert S. Mulliken (Physics, Chemistry - Nobel Prize for research on molecular orbitals)
Jagadeesh Moodera (Physics)
Henry Moseley (Physics)
Richard Muller (Physics)
Gregor Mendel (Genetics)
Dmitri Mendeleyev (Chemistry - the Periodic Table)
Nicholas Mercator (Mathematics)
Gerardus Mercator (Cartography (Mercator projection) )
Samuel Morse (Telegraph, Morse code)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Karl Alex Muller (Physics)
Vladimir Vasilevich Markovnikov (Chemistry - Markovnikov's rule)
John Mercer (Dye and fabric chemist - mercerisation cotton treatment)
Robert Bruce Merrifield (Biochemistry - Nobel prize in Chemistry)
Julius Lothar Meyer (Chemistry)
Viktor Meyer (Chemistry)
Stanley Miller (Chemistry - Miller-Urey experiment)
Luis E. Miramontes (Chemistry - co-inventor of first oral contraceptive pill)
William A. Mitchell (Food chemistry - the "key inventor" of Tang, Jell-O )
Jacques Monod (Biologist - Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Peter Moore (Chemistry, Biochemistry)
Robert Nalbandyan (Chemistry)
Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou (Chemistry - synthesised Taxol and Vancomycin)
George Andrew Olah (Chemistry - Nobel Prize)
John Napier (Mathematics (logarithms))
Claude-Louis Navier (Physics) - Navier-Stokes equations
Sir Isaac Newton (Physics, mathematics (especially Calculus),
astronomy, natural philosophy)
Leopoldo Nobili (Physics)
Emmy Noether (Mathematics)
William Odling (Chemistry)
Georg Ohm (Physics )
Lars Onsager (Physical chemistry)
Nicolas Oresme (Philosophy, mathematics, astronomy)
Richard Owen (Geology)
Egon Orowan (Physics, metallurgy)
Yuri Orlov (Physics, human rights activist)
Hans Christian Orsted (Physics, chemistry - discovered electromagnetism)
Paracelsus (Alchemist, physician - pioneered use of chemicals
and minerals in medicine )
Rudolph Pariser (Chemistry)
Robert Parr (Theoretical Chemistry)
John Pople (Theoretical Chemistry)
Roy Plunkett (Chemistry - accidentally invented Teflon)
Fritz Pregl (Chemistry - Nobel Prize)
Vladimir Prelog (Organic chemistry - Nobel Prize)
Joseph Priestley (Chemistry - investigated carbon dioxide, co-
discovered oxygen )
Ilya Prigogine (Chemistry - Nobel Prize)
John Charles Polanyi (Chemistry - developed infrared chemiluminescence )
Sir William Ramsey (Chemistry - discovered the noble gases)
Henry Rapoport (Organic chemistry)
Henri Victor Regnault (Chemistry)
Tadeus Reichstein (Chemistry - Nobel Prize)
Stuart A. Rice (Theoretical and Physical Chemistry)
Ellen Swallow Richards (Chemistry - pioneer in sanitary chemistry and
water quality. First woman admitted to MIT, first female instructor at MIT )
Jeremias Benjamin Richter (Chemistry - developed titration)
Lavoslav Ruzicka (Chemistry - Nobel Prize)
Paul Sabatier (Chemistry - Nobel Prize - Sabatier process)
Blaise Pascal (Physics )
Wolfgang Pauli (Physics)
Max Planck (Physics )
Sir Roger Penrose (Mathematical physics)
Louis Pasteur (Biochemistry (pasteurisation))
Linus Pauling (Chemistry)
William Perkin (Chemistry)
Jean Picard (Oceanography )
Saul Perlmutter (Astrophysics)
Bernhard Philberth (Physics, engineering)
Joseph Plateau (Physics)
Henri Poincare (Mathematics, physics, polymath - "Poincare Conjecture")
Heraclides Ponticus (Philosophy, astronomy)
John Henry Poynting (Physics)
Aleksandr Prokhorov (Physics)
William Prout (Chemistry, physics) - Rutherford named the "proton" after him.
Ivan Pulyui (Physics, inventor)
Mihajlo Pupin (Physics, Chemistry)
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (Physics - Raman spectroscopy)
John Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) - (Physics) - Dicovered argon, Rayleigh scattering
Osborne Reynolds (Fluid dynamics)
Charles Richter (Geology)
Bernhard Riemann (Mathematics)
Heinrich Rohrer (Physics)
Wilhelm Rontgen (Physics )
Ernest Rutherford (Physics)
Marshall Rosenbluth (Plasma physics)
Carl-Gustaf Rossby (Meteorology)
Carlo Rubbia (Physics)
Johannes Rydberg (Physics)
Oscar Sala (Physics)
Willebrord Snellius (Astronomy, mathematics) - Snell's Law
John Slater (Physics, theoretical chemistry)
Arnold Sommerfeld (Physics)
Joseph Stefan (Physics, mathematics)
Domenico Scarlatti
Arthur Schawlow (Co-inventor of the maser (invented before the laser))
Carl Scheele (Chemistry - discovered many elements)
John Robert Schrieffer (Physics)
Erwin Schrodinger (Physics )
Richard Smalley (Chemistry - Co-discovered fullerenes)
William Smith (Geology)
Richard Stallman (Computer science. Started the GNU Project, Free Software Foundation)
Robert Stirling (Invented Stirling engine)
George Stokes (Physics ) - Navier-Stokes equations
Joseph Swan (Physics, Chemistry)
Shen Kuo (scientist, polymath) - Invented the compass for navigation
Igor Tamm (Physics - Russian nuclear fusion energy pioneer)
Haroun Tazieff (Volcanology)
Tchaikovsky
Nikola Tesla (Physics )
J.J. Thomson (Physics - discovered electron, isotopes, invented mass spectrometer)
Kip Thorne (Physics, Cosmology)
Evangelista Torricelli (Physics - Invented barometer. A unit of pressure (Torr) named after him)
Linus Torvalds (Computer science. Originator of Linux operating system)
Charles Townes (Co-inventor of the maser (invented before the laser))
Alan Turing (Mathematics, logic, cryptography)
Johannes van der Waals (Physics)
Sergey Vavilov (Physics)
Gabriele Veneziano (Physics - string theory)
Giovanni Venturi (Physics - Venturi pump and tube, Venturi effect)
Vladimir Vernadsky (A "founding father" of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, radiogeology)
John Waterston (Physics)
Denis Weaire (Physics)
Wilhelm Weber (Physics)
Steven Weinberg (Physics)
John Archibald Wheeler (Physics - coined the terms "wormhole" and "black hole")
Arthur Wightman (Physics)
Eugene Paul Wigner (Physics)
Edward Witten (Physics)
Robert Wood (Physics - Infrared, UV photography pioneer)
Robert Burns Woodward (Organic chemistry - Woodward-Hoffmann rules)
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (Medical physics)
Anton van Leeuwenhoek (Optics, microbiology)
Guido Van Rossum (computer science. Invented Python programming language)
Alessandro Volta (Physics )
Joseph von Fraunhofer (Physics)
Hermann von Helmholtz (Physics)
John von Neumann (Mathematician, polymath)
Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz (Organic chemistry)
Wagner
Larry Wall (Computer science. Invented Perl programming language)
James Watt (Steam engine)
Sir Frank Whittle (Jet engine)
Friedrich Wohler (Chemistry)
Orville and Wilbur Wright (First sustained controlled powered flight)
Thomas Young (English scientist and polymath. At the age of fourteen
Young had learned Greek, Latin, French, Italian, Hebrew, Chaldean, Syriac,
Samaritan, Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Amharic. )
Hideki Yukawa (Physics - first Japanese person to win a Nobel prize)
Aristotle
Pythagoras
Socrates
Plato
Archimedes
Democritus
Montgolfier brothers (Hot-air balloon)
Lord Rayleigh (Physics )

- enceladus
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Re: Contributions to the world - Islam vs rest of the world

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Enceladus wrote:
*** The Muslim world has contributed .... ***
Terrorism.
Terrorism? Really?

Fighting in the way of Allah (jihad fi sabil Allah) is a sacred religious duty of every Muslim.
Those who don't, are hypocrites, destined for the hellfire!

It's in the Quran!

It doesn't have to be qital by the sword. It can be by the pen, the tongue, by zakat and da'wa.
Islam: an idea to kill and die for.

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Re: Contributions to the world - Islam vs rest of the world

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Original muslims from saudi arabia had cuntributed nothing to humanity what so ever, as a matter of opinion I think muslim arabs havn't contributed anything to the world.
The few astronomers or the mathematicians you find in the muslim world are the ones that islam had been imposed on them, otherwise they wouldn't have been muslims either.

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