Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?
Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:
Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons
Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)
Treatment of Cowpox
3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)
Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.
- Mariner’s Compass
- Soft drinks
- Plastic surgery
- Manufacturing of paper and cloth
It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.
It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.
It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.
It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.
It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.
It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.
It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey
It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.
It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.
The list goes on………..
Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!
Reminder that there are great space agencies out there.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ESA - European Space Agency
CNSA - China National Space Administration
JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
CSA - Canadian Space Agency
ROSCOSMOS - Russian Federal Space Agency
And about 1/2 of them look like the Starfleet symbol
28 years young!
I have a fond appreciation for these :D
I left my cat out in the rain for about 0.2 seconds too long, which makes for some interesting facial expressions.
very human faces for a cat
[NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminded of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression with Native Americans continue to experience.
Erected by the town of Plymouth on behalf of the United American Indians of New England.]
Fred Nicole making the first ascent of Karma (8A) in Fontainebleau France. The spotter is Font legend Jacky Godoffe.
A classic and a legend.
A month-long imagination invasion.
"Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children their plastic dinosaur figures come to life while they sleep.
It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.”
TOO ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO GO VOLUNTEER & HELP THOSE EFFECTED IN THE PHILIPPINES!
AirAsia Zest is giving free seats to volunteers from Nov. 11 - 24, 2013.
The campaign titled “To Philippines With Love”, started on Tuesday and AirAsia Zest is currently accepting accredited NGO’s (non-goverment organizations) and volunteers who want to help victims and areas effected by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan who will also be provided with free flights.
According to officials from AirAsia Zest, “AirAsia Zest is freeing up cargo space on its domestic and international flights for delivery of relief goods. For those who are keen to help, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civic groups, aid and humanitarian agencies as well as members of the public, please send in your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
For those who are interested in volunteering here are ways you can get more information and who to contact.
AirAsia Zest Website: http://www.airasia.com/ph/
For more information call: +632-851-1801 or +632-851-1803.
You may contact Cecille Flores, HR Department of AirAsia Zest via her email email@example.com or call the numbers above and ask for her.
Or you may personally go to AirAsia Zest Office in Domestic Road, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City.
For more ways to help and donate, and updates on Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan and the effected areas and victims, all posts will be tagged with #typhoon haiyan, & #typhoon yolanda.
For those who want to donate to grassroots organizations where they actually directly work on the ground with victims who are effected and not organizations like the Red Cross where donations aren’t specifically for the purpose you are donating to, see and read my post here, on donating to NAFCON (National Alliance of Filipin@ Concerns) which is a non-profit organization who work closely with our Filipin@ communities here in the states, abroad, and back home in the Philippines eespecially to the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
The stories coming out of the Philippines are unimaginable. Rushing water and wind tearing children away from their parents’ arms. A death toll that may be over 10,000. A city of 200,000 in which no buildings appear to have survived intact.
Please note that the Philippine Red Cross site uses PhP (the Philippine Peso) and not USD. 1 USD = 43.19 PHP.
Please consider donating through NAFCON instead. Grassroots orgs in the US are working in solidarity with orgs in the Philippines to bring relief to those who need it most.
About a year ago, I was in the in the Philippines and I ended up helping with some typhoon relief projects and it wasn’t Red Cross or the other large organizations (or the Philippine government) that made it out to the most devastated areas, but the smaller, more grassroots organizations that brought relief and rebuilding to the areas.