Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Muslims, Jews, and the Nobel Prize

Interesting factoid here:

Apart from political leaders, a reasonably diligent reader of a quality newspaper in the West will not be able to name a single Muslim distinguished in any field of human endeavor. Excluding the politically awarded Peace Prize, Muslims have won only three Nobel prizes since their inception more than a century ago, or one for every 450 million Muslims alive today. By contrast, there have been 169 Jewish Nobel Laureates (excluding the Peace Prize), or about one for every 89,000 Jews alive today. During the past century, a Jew was 5,000 times more likely to win the Nobel than a Muslim.

From Spengler at Asia Times.

4 comments:

ImNotOk86 said...

this is not eternal life for us muslim..what we care is about the life hereafter..here in this world we live in prison but we will be free sooner or later..:)

observant observer said...

thank Jesus, he had said: may the Kingdom of Heaven enter into the world as well, so it's our duty to make the world to be more like heaven with all the knowledge, prosperity and peace..of course it's my take. Life is given as a gift from God, cherished by our devotion on earth by giving our ability and availability to the world.

abdullah95 said...

You seem forget the 800 years before when Muslims were the world leaders in civilization and best of Europeans who can come to a Muslim country and study in their universities math, medicine, astronomy and physics, etc..
If you were to live long time coming, you will see the picture changing, thanks God the weather is changing, all west become old, and all muslims lands are still exploring more and more of its treasurers...
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told us that Arabia will become green with rivers as it was before, and hope it will be soon, imagine if Arabia becomes green again what would happen to Europe then, I will leave it to your imagination..

Luis said...

abdullah95
Where and when do you see the picture change? There aren't any signals about that...the great majority of the muslims countryes is undeveloped and none of their Universities are between the 400 best Universities in the word.
Greetings.