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Scientific Values and Civic Virtues$
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Noretta Koertge

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195172256

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195172256.001.0001

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 When Science Teaching Becomes a Subversive Activity

 When Science Teaching Becomes a Subversive Activity

(p.215) 13 When Science Teaching Becomes a Subversive Activity
Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Pervez Hoodbhoy

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This chapter describes the unfortunate effects of attempts in Pakistan to produce Islamic science, promoted in part by Western authors such as Maurice Bucaille. Islamic fundamentalism is extremely intransigent, in part because the Qur’an is held to be the literal, spoken words of God. Passages that speak of natural phenomena must take precedence over science textbooks, and scientific explanations invoking cause and effect must give way to talk of Allah’s will.

Keywords:   Maurice Bucaille, cause and effect, Allah’s will, Islamic science, Qur’an, Pakistan, science teaching, fundamentalism

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