BBC: Science and Islam – The Power of Doubt – Final

Part 6

9th century philosopher, Al-Kindi: It is fitting for us not to be ashamed of acknowledging truth and to assimilate it from whatever source it comes to us, there is nothing of higher value than truth itself, it never cheapens or abases he who seeks.

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

Al-Khalili turns detective, hunting for clues that show how the scientific revolution that took place in the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe had its roots in the earlier world of medieval Islam.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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