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Iraq-born teen cracks maths puzzle

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posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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btw... nice sig neo




posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:41 AM
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Originally posted by AltruisticNarcissist
Yeah it's true that much of our math knowledge comes from the arab world, even the word algebra...Al-gebra, is arabic, amongst a number of other mathematical terms.


It is great that he is an Iraqi, however, a few things too many members have jumped in a bit too quick. First, the kid had already been receiving his education for 6 years, since age 10, in Sweden, so his education did not come from Iraq. There are many intelligent people from all over the world.. Intelligence has nothing to do with ethnicity.

Second, something most westerners, and even Europeans have forgotten, or don't know about, is the fact that in the Middle East there have always been many ethnicities other than Arabic.

Many of the supposed discoveries made by Muslim scholars were actually done by other ethnic groups, which were later absorbed by the Muslim world once they set out to conquer the Middle East.

One of those ethnicities, and the original inhabitants of Northern Iraq, as well as part of Syria, Turkey, and Iran, and whose discoveries have mistakenly been given credit to the Arabic race, are the Assyrians.
www.aina.org...

BTW, at the end of that link it shows what has been happening to most of the ethnic groups who used to be the main inhabitants of the Middle East. What has been happening to the Assyriansis just one example.



In this century, Assyrians have suffered massive genocide, have lost control of their ancestral lands, and are in a struggle for survival. The Assyrian nation today stands at a crossroad. One third of is in a diaspora, while the remaining two-thirds lives perilously in its native lands. These are some of the dangers facing the Assyrians:

Denominationalism and fragmentation
Islamic fundamentalism
Arabization
Cultural immersion and absorption into Arab societies
Mass emigration to the West, and absorption into Western societies

www.aina.org...


[edit on 1-6-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 02:31 AM
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Originally posted by sum1one
btw... nice sig neo


Thanks mate. They are just numers anyway....



 
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