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Islamic Inventions - are any of these not credible? watch

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...ld-469452.html

    Pretty cool read. Wondering about things like inoculation, flight, etc. Are they credible? Who is right? Have we been brainwashed?
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    that was the golden age of islam.
    What many people don't know is that Islam encourages learning things beyond the Quran, as God wants us to see and explore his creation.
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    I don't really see this as an invention


    4 A thousand years before the Wright brothers a Muslim poet, astronomer, musician and engineer named Abbas ibn Firnas made several attempts to construct a flying machine. In 852 he jumped from the minaret of the Grand Mosque in Cordoba using a loose cloak stiffened with wooden struts. He hoped to glide like a bird. He didn't. But the cloak slowed his fall, creating what is thought to be the first parachute, and leaving him with only minor injuries. In 875, aged 70, having perfected a machine of silk and eagles' feathers he tried again, jumping from a mountain. He flew to a significant height and stayed aloft for ten minutes but crashed on landing - concluding, correctly, that it was because he had not given his device a tail so it would stall on landing. Baghdad international airport and a crater on the Moon are named after him.

    I mean, correct me if I'm wrong, but the Wright brothers flew from straight, horizontal land, whereas the above guy simply jumped off something and hovered more than he would have done. The others are really interesting though. Inoculation being invented by a Muslim, not Pasteur and Jenner, is a big claim
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    Don't forget about the Assasins, Muslims were the first assasins ever, the game assasin's creed is based on them :awesome:


    so frickin cool
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    (Original post by ussumane)
    Don't forget about the Assasins, Muslims were the first assasins ever, the game assasin's creed is based on them :awesome:


    so frickin cool
    How can you "invent" assassins? Surely anyone who kills another person (happening since the dawn of humanity) is an "assassin"?
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    (Original post by Selkarn)
    How can you "invent" assassins? Surely anyone who kills another person (happening since the dawn of humanity) is an "assassin"?
    Not in that context

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins
 
 
 
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