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Science Journal Editor in Turkey Fired over Darwin Cover Story

  1. Mar 18, 2009 #1

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    Surprised I didn't find a discussion on this here...
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,613768,00.html
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2009 #2
    We did our part already, we extended our lending hand, as a brother to a brother would, yet they still reject the greatest gift that can be given to a human being: "knowledge." I think it's time to leave them alone.

    In 30 years we are going to be building bases on the moon, while they will still be making annual pilgrimages to Mecca. Which is kind of ironic since the crescent moon is on the Turkish flag.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 #3
    going on annual pilgrimages to Mecca has nothing to do with being backwards in thought. I think you should choose your words more carefully as they seem easy to offend.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 #4
    It absolutely does have entirely to do with being backwards. How apt to quote that bumper stick that says "Sciences flies you to the moon, Religion flies you into buildings"
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 #5
    You should familiarize yourself in population structure changes. In 30 years it may be that the technology for the trip to the moon is made in the West, but it will be their flag waving in there.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 #6
    Muslims are not backward. They are as capable of understanding science as any other human being. And Mecca is a great symbol of Islam, that every Muslim should at least once visit in their life time because of their deep faith. So by analogy, as they are visiting Mecca, they are practicing Islam which is a driving force that rejects science, (great) while the rest of the world will pick up and do wonderful things with technology. So this is rather a choice, than an offense.
     
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