Saturday, May 14, 2016
Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History
Sometimes an author makes an interesting subject too dry to enjoy. That's how I feel about Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History. The subject fascinates me - many of the medieval scientific advances happened in the Islamic world - but the Ahmad Dallal's style never engrossed me. The book, based on a seminar Dallal gave, is a bit too meta for my taste (not so much about Islamic scientific advances but about the culture's reaction to those advances) and I would have preferred more discussion of medical discoveries.