April 15, 2014

What Killed Science in the Muslim World?

Ross Pomeroy, RealClearScience

The Associated Press

Science in the Middle East isn't dead, but it isn't exactly alive, either. According to Thomson Reuters' Science Watch, the Arabian, Persian and Turkish Middle East produces only 4% of the world's scientific literature. Paltry by almost any standards, that value is even more diminutive when paired with the fact that the Middle East, at one time, led the world in science.

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