Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away - the last grandparent I had left. As those of you with experience in dealing with deceased family members know, the funeral is only the start; the next part is taking care of the deceased's affairs, which includes going through all their belongings to determine what to do with them. I took care of my grandmother's extensive book collection, and while doing so, I hit something that fascinated me to no end: a six-volume Christian Encyclopaedia from 1956. In it, I found something I just had to share with OSNews.
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by Modafinil on Sat 9th Jun 2012 17:31 UTC
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I looked up "Evolution", and to my surprise, I was completely and utterly wrong - the topic was described in great scientific detail, explaining how evolution works, who contributed to the subject, and some of the aspects of it that still required further study because scientists didn't yet understand them fully (we're talking 1956, after all). No dogmas, no ridicule, no disparaging words or other forms of negativity. In fact, it could've come from any strictly secular science book and it'd be perfectly acceptable.

Evolution was first documented by the great Shia Muslim scholar Nasir al-Din al-Tusi in his book "Akhlaq-e Nasri" 700 years before Darwin "discovered" it.

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