Book review: science in Islam and the West
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As the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus stated one cannot step twice into the same river. (Vago S, (1999)) similarly the world is constantly changing as well. There have been pivotal junctions in time when nations and civilisations took turns towards reform and exponential development. The revolutions that have taken places over time, amongst them the industrial revolution, scientific revolution, French revolution, and other such transformations have always had a critical element of technology and science behind the proponents of the transformative efforts. Engines and machines, the glorious products of science began to revolutionise the idea of progress itself (Steven Kreis, (2001)). Defining science has been a colossal effort for proponents of scientific and technical methods due to the different perspectives and the multiple conceptual angles pertaining to the subject. Some simplified definitions include 'Science uses unfounded empirical tests to develop, discover, and explain systematic frameworks within which relationships can be explored' and 'Science is a knowledge generating activity which is based on systematically organized bodies of accumulated knowledge obtained through objective observations' (SEBAC, (2007)).
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Wajeeh, I. A., & Muneeza, A. (2011). Book review: science in Islam and the West. Shariah Law Report, 3 (i).
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