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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
Five Came Back
Five Came Back

   2017    Art
Meet the Romans
Meet the Romans

   2012    History
A Traveler Guide to the Planets
A Traveler Guide to the Planets

   2010    Science
The Making of the Mob
The Making of the Mob

   2016    History
Breakthrough
Breakthrough

   2015    Medicine
Becoming Human
Becoming Human

   2010    History
Chemistry
Chemistry

   2010    Science