Rod Dreher interviews Nidhal Guessoum, author of Islam’s Quantum Question: Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science, about the hurdles ahead:

[O]ut of 1,000 or so universities in the Arab world, only two or three are in world’s top 500 and they are ranked between 400 and 500); while the Arab world’s population makes up about five percent of the world’s and its financial resources are much larger than that, only 1.1 percent of the world’s scientific production comes out of the Arab region; the number of frequently cited scientific papers is 43 per million people in the USA, 80 in Switzerland, and 38 in Israel; it is 0.02 in Egypt, 0.07 in Saudi Arabia, 0.01 in Algeria, and 0.53 in Kuwait.

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