How can people say Islam contributes nothing to science!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ibn al-Haytham is amazing! According to wiki ( "His contributions to number theory includes his work on perfect numbers. In his Analysis and Synthesis, Ibn al-Haytham was the first to realize that every even perfect number is of the form 2n−1(2n − 1) where 2n − 1 is prime, but he was not able to prove this result successfully (Euler later proved it in the 18th century).[10]"

And his amazing work on optics which laid the foundation for Western optical science. amazing.