The Enormous Conflict Between Islam and Scientific Objectivity

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • Muslims live in the modern world, but Islam teaches them not to adopt the western concept of scientific objectivity.
  • We cover how Islam functions to stupify its followers.

Introduction

In reviewing Muslims arguing in favor of Islam, what became apparent very quickly was that they normally were willing to tell any lie to convince the other side. Later I learned that this lying is justified in Islam to the non-believer and is called the taqiyya.

However, it became apparent that Muslims don’t follow a rational model applied by western ideals upon more analysis. They show dominance signals in the debate, which other Muslims pick up on, that is more important than the content of the arguments being made. In this article, I will show an example of this in a debate between David Wood and Mohammed Hijab.

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David Wood Versus Mohammed Hijab

The following is a short excerpt of a debate between David Wood, arguing against Islam, and Mohammed Hijab arguing in favor of Islam.

To most western audiences, this debate showed a collected David Wood following western debate rules. Simultaneously, Mohammed Hijab performed a lot of posturing and insulting David Wood to show his debate dominance. The content presented by Mohammed Hijab is complicated to follow as it is disjointed, but another reason being that Hijab continually switches back and forth between Arabic and English. 

The Overconfidence of Arabs

It is explained in this video that Arabs have always thought this way. That they have something to teach other societies, but they can’t learn from other societies. The idea of Arab and Islamic supremacy is taught to them from the Koran and Hadith. 

The Irresponsible Teachers of Muslims

Of all of the world’s major religions, Islam has proven the least willing to accept a partition between religion and politics, economics and learning. One reason for this is Islam is incredibly prescriptive, telling its adherents even how to go to the bathroom. Islam considers itself the total solution to everything. Since its inception, this built up a superiority complex among Muslims that inhibited them from learning from other societies, as Islam teaches Muslims to detest non-Muslims.

Islam creates a crackerjack system for converting non-Muslims and recruiting warriors, with things like the promise of 72 virgins. For centuries, Islam was fueled by the spoils of war.

However, while Islam was able to accumulate knowledge through conquest and trade, it was only able to add incremental improvements to what the Muslim societies could steal from other societies. As the book What Went Wrong states, paper from the Chinese, Indian numerals which they renamed to “Arabic numerals,” and the Greek classical works from Alexandria’s library. In the modern sense, this is similar to an oligopolistic corporation like Disney, which recently has simply acquired franchises combined with filming slightly different versions of the previous IP, rather than creating new IP.

It was in the Islamic Middle East that Indian numbers were for the first time incorporated in the inherited body of mathematical learning. From the Middle East they were transmitted to the West, where they are still known as Arabic numerals, honoring not those who invented them but those who first brought them to Europe. – What Went Wrong

And in this quotation.

“Mohammedan civilization in its great days was admirable in the arts and in many technical ways, but it showed no capacity for independent speculation in theoretical matters. Its importance, which must not be underrated, is as a transmitter. Between ancient and modern European civilization, the dark ages intervened. The Mohammedans and the Byzantines, while lacking the intellectual energy required for innovation, preserved the apparatus of civilization — education, books, and learned leisure. Both stimulated the West when it emerged from barbarism — the Mohammedans chiefly in the thirteenth century, the Byzantines chiefly in the fifteenth. In each case the stimulus produced new thought better than any produced by the transmitters — in the one case scholasticism, in the other the Renaissance (which however had other causes also).” – Bertrand Russell

Muslim societies steal IP rather than creating IP. And when their militaries declined in effectiveness because they could not keep up with the West’s technological innovations, and they could no longer conquer, so too went their Golden Age.

The Lack of Scientific Objectivity in Muslim Societies

It took several centuries before scientific objectivity became accepted even in western society. However, it was never truly accepted in Muslim societies. Muslims see everything as being subordinate to Islam. This is what the authorities in Muslim societies teach. For example, when speaking to Pakistanis in Pakistan, I found that because the Imans control the education system, the educated people I was speaking with had no idea what gravity was, what the solar system was, the damage to the ecology man has caused in the past hundred years, or really much of scientific nature at all.

Tertiary education means beyond high school. It does not necessarily mean the person completed their degree. 

If Islam is so focused on learning, why do Islamic societies have so much lower educational attainment than the world outside of Sub-Saharan Africa and India?

Conclusion

Western audiences should understand that Muslims are not part of western culture. They are following Western rules. The first thing that Muslims do when they arrive in western society is trying to change it to be more Muslim. This is because they do not fit into western society. They have only shown up for Western society’s benefits that their own Islamic societies never have and never would.

Overall, Muslims believe in domination, not intellectualism or innovation. For centuries they stole the innovations of other societies and claimed they had invented them. Their clerics told them that they invented these things, and they believed them. Beyond scientific innovation, the vast majority of Muslims do not follow or agree with the principle of scientific objectivity. This is a major reason why conversations or debates between western trained minds and Islamic trained minds result in such dissatisfying outcomes for both parties.