International Turkic World Congress on Science and Engineering Book of Proceedings 17-18 June 2019, Niğde - Turkey
Çelik, Cahit Tağı
Yıldırım, Mustafa Yusuf
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We, as the Turkic and Islamic World, had made important contribution to the scientific advances in the past. Research on the history of science reveals that incredible scientific advances were made in both the Muslim and Turkic worlds during the dark ages of medieval Europe. Geniuses in Otrar (Farab), Samarkand, Baghdad, Cairo, Damascus and Cordoba took on the scholarly works of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Greece, India and China and contributed to the accumulation of knowledge for a long time. These efforts led the emergence of new disciplines like algebra, trigonometry and chemistry as well as major advances in medicine, astronomy, engineering and agriculture. Renaissance benefited from these scientific advancements that include the contribution of humankind to the accumulation of knowledge over the centuries from different civilizations. As far as the medieval scientists of the Muslim world is concerned, they articulated so brilliantly that science is universal and it is the common language of the human race. However, for a long time, we, as the Muslim and Turkic World, have been following the scientific advances developed mainly in the West rather than leading. There might be the practical and conceptual challenges of science and technology pressing for Muslim...
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