Harun Yahya disses "Islamic Scientists" (Part 1)
Posted by THHuxley on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Leading the charge of Muslim apologists on the supposed connection between the Qur�an and modern science is the Turkish university dropout, Harun Yahya (real name: Adnan Oktar). Many of the articles regularly cut and pasted into Muslim bulletin boards on the Internet come originally from his work.


Among the most ironic of his generally scientific incompetent works is the book, �The Qur'an Leads the Way to Science.� One would imagine from the title that the book would be about how the Qur�an actually lead somebody to science, or to a scientific discovery, or to something having to do with science.

Instead, it consists mostly of lists of �scientists of faith.� But there is an interesting problem with his lists. They contain almost no Muslims. They are composed almost entirely of Christians and Jews, people who doubtlessly did not find the Qur�an useful, since they all reject it as false.

Here for example is the entire list of �scientists of faith who lived in the past� from the second part of this book. There are 100 scientists on the list.

And not a single one of them is a Muslim.

Roger Bacon (1220-1292)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Johannes Baptista von Helmont (1579-1644)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
John Ray (1627-1705)
Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
Antonie von Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
John Flamsteed (1646-1719)
John Woodward (1665-1728)
Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778)
Jean Deluc (1727-1817)
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
William Paley (1743-1805)
George Cuvier (1769-1832)
Humphrey Davy (1778-1829)
Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873)
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Samuel Morse (1791-1872)
Joseph Henry (1797-1878)
Louis Agassiz (1807-1873)
James Prescott Joule (1818-1889)
George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903)
Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902)
Gregory Mendel (1822-1884)
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
William Thompson (Lord Kelvin) (1824-1907)
J. J. Thomson (1856-1940)
Sir William Huggins (1824-1910)
Joseph Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
John Strutt (1842-1919)
George Washington Carver (1865-1943)
Sir James Jeans (1877-1946)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Georges Lemaitre (1894-1966)
Sir Alister Hardy (1896-1985)
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
Max Planck (1858-1947)
Charles Coulson (1910-1974)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Georgias Agricola (1494-1555)
John Wilkins (1614-1672)
Walter Charleton (1619-1707)
Isaac Barrow (1630-1677)
Nicolas Steno (1631-1686)
Thomas Burnet (1635-1715)
Increase Mather (1639-1723)
Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712)
William Whiston (1667-1752)
John Hutchinson (1674-1737)
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Richard Kirwan (1733-1812)
Timothy Dwight (1752-1817)
James Parkinson (1755-1824)
William Kirby (1759-1850)
Benjamin Barton (1766-1815)
John Dalton (1766-1844)
Charles Bell (1774-1842)
John Kidd (1775-1851)
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864)
Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869)
William Buckland (1784-1856)
William Prout (1785-1850)
Edward Hitchc*ck (1793-1864)
William Whewell (1794-1866)
Richard Owen (1804-1892)
Matthew Maury (1806-1873)
Henry Rogers (1808-1866)
James Glaisher (1809-1903)
Philip H. Gosse (1810-1888)
Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810-1895)
John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945)
Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817-1901)
Thomas Anderson (1819-1874)
Charles P. Smyth (1819-1900)
John W. Dawson (1820-1899)
Henri Fabre (1823-1915)
Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866)
Joseph Lister (1827-1912)
John Bell Pettigrew (1834-1908)
Balfour Stewart (1828-1887)
P.G. Tait (1831-1901)
Edward William Morley (1838-1923)
Sir William Abney (1843-1920)
Alexander MacAlister (1844-1919)
A.H. Sayce (1845-1933)
James Dana (1813-1895)
George Romanes (1848-1894)
William Mitchell Ramsay (1851-1939)
William Ramsay (1852-1916)
Howard A. Kelly (1858-1943)
Douglas Dewar (1875-1957)
Paul Lemoine (1878-1940)
Charles Stine (1882-1954)
A. Rendle-Short (1885-1955)
L. Merson Davies (1890-1960)
Sir Cecil P.G. Wakeley (1892-1979)

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