Brief reflection on modern science

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عبد الواحد الصقلي

In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful​

Modern science represents a fragmentation with respect to science traditionally understood as subordinate to divine wisdom, as well as a fragmentation than the classical conception, essentially Gnostic, for which all sciences are branches of the only science that concerns God, and whose meditation, in the words of Al-Ghazālī, "is to move from the synthesis to detailed specification, which is an ocean where you do not see the limit." Historically, transmission of knowledge has always interested scholars of the text and the context, who did not have a fragmented and abstract vision of science as their modern namesakes, but a strongly unitary and pragmatic vision. Men of science today could be as many frogs in a well called "science", the problem is that they pretend to go beyond the limits of their own field, thinking through their microcosm they can capture the quintessence of all knowledge. Socrates said that the man knows nothing. Insteadfrom Descartes scientists have thought it was acceptable to control and submit the exterior world to the human will, seen as opposites. Under the pretense of being able to know and determine everything, man has built a civilization that has defined 'modern science', while knowing and observing that this attitude poses a threat to its own security and existence, because the destruction of the planet in the name of a fictitious and unreal progress has as a necessary consequence the suicide of humanity. «And do not turn your cheek [in contempt] toward people and do not walk through the earth exultantly. Indeed, God does not like everyone self-deluded and boastful.» (Translation of the meaning of the Qur'ān, 31:18)