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The Power of Doubt

   2017    History
In the last episode, Al-Khalili turns detective, hunting for clues that show how the scientific revolution that took place in the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe had its roots in the earlier world of medieval Islam. He travels across Iran, Syria and Egypt to discover the huge astronomical advances made by Islamic scholars through their obsession with accurate measurement and coherent and rigorous mathematics.He then visits Italy to see how those Islamic ideas permeated into the west and ultimately helped shape the works of the great European astronomer Copernicus, and investigates why science in the Islamic world appeared to go into decline after the 16th and 17th centuries, only for it to re-emerge in the present day. Al-Khalili ends his journey in the Royan Institute in the Iranian capital Tehran, looking at how science is now regarded in the Islamic world
Series: Science and Islam
Space
Space

   2001    Science
Nova Wonders
Nova Wonders

   2018    Technology
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

   2017    Art
The Universe
The Universe

   2010    Science
The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night

   2018    Science
Becoming Human
Becoming Human

   2010    History
A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

   2011    History
Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture