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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rich Arab oil countries spend less than $15 per capita on scientific research

Just how backward is the Arab world compared with Israel? Please consider this from the Qatari publication The Peninsula.
Regarding patent rights, Israel has registered 16,805 patents. However, Arab countries have only 836 patents which is 5 percent of what Israel has.

Israel spends 0.8-1 percent of the total expenditure of the world on research work and Arab states spend 0.4 percent. It means Israel spends more than double that spent by Arab countries in
this field.

Israel spends 4.7 percent of its income on research. However, Arab countries spend 0.2 percent of their total income on the same. United States spends about 2.7 percent of its income, UK 1.8 and Germany 2.6 percent on research work.

Asian Arab countries spend less than 0.1 percent of their total income on research work which is five times less than African countries which are spending 0.5 percent of their total income, according to a Unesco report. Arab countries spend about half of Israel though their GDP soared 11 times that of Israel and the area is more than 649 times.

Regarding per capita expenditure on scientific research, Israel stands at the number one position by spending $1272.8 per capita. United States ranks second with $1205.9 and Japan third by spending $1153.3. However, the Arab countries ranked hundred times less than Israel by spending an average of $14.7 annually per capita.

And the oil rich Asian Arab countries spend $11.9 per capita which is equal to African poor countries whose per capita expenditure reached $9.4.
All those rich Arab oil states spend less than $15 per person per year on scientific research. And you wonder why they're so far behind. Heh.

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At 4:42 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Arabs waste their greatest asset - human capital. Part of the reason is religious strictures and part of the reason is Muslims have nothing to learn from infidels. Doesn't sound to me like the Arabs are ready to compete in the 21st Century.

For worth its worth, the report makes no recommendations on how the Arabs can catch up in the research, science and technology deficit with Israel.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I wonder what percentage of its GDP China spends on scientific research?

At 4:01 PM, Blogger GeorgeOfTheJungle said...

Not surprising, as Winston Churchill (when he was a young soldier) noted the lack of drive and "mental athleticism" in islam over a hundred years ago. He said, in his book "River War" in 1899: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome ."

How many muslims have been awarded a Nobel Prize? Maybe 5 at the most, and all of thoise for "Peace" which subsequently degenerated into war. On the other hand 0ver 160 people of Jewish faith (20% of all Nobel Laureates) have been awarded the Nobel Prize in various disciplines.
These numbers tell the truth about islam and the way it would bury truth and research and wonderful music. islam is a retrograde force that has to be stamped out.

At 5:04 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Good. When we have quantum teleportation they will have a new fatwah against teaching women to read. I couldn't be happier.

At 11:50 PM, Blogger Chayma said...


Your source (Winston Churchill) was a Christian supremacist with an agenda to demonise Islam and Muslims after his empire failed to capture the Middle East.

You have to venture out of the jungle into the real world. There you will discover, we revolutionised the world with knowledge. As Robert Briffault said in "The Making of Humanity"

“It is highly probable that but for the Arabs modern European civilization would never have arisen at all; it is absolutely certain that but for them, it would not have assumed that character which has enabled it to transcend all previous phases of evolution. For although there is not a single aspect of European growth in which the decisive influence of Islamic culture is not traceable, nowhere is it so clear and momentous as in the genesis of that power which constitutes the paramount distinctive force of the modern world and the supreme source of its victory-natural science and the scientific spirit.”

Or as the French philosopher Gustave le Bon says in his book "The Civilization of the Arabs":
“ We must bear in mind that the Arabs – and the Arabs alone – are the ones who guided us to the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans. European universities, including the University of Paris, based their curricula on translations of their books for six hundred years and used their methods of research. The Islamic civilization was one of the most amazing that history has ever known.

check out Islam’s spectacular contributions to the world at The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation. Visit some of their exhibitions. There are some great educational packs at Muslim Heritage, 1001 Inventions, and Muslim Heritiage Art used by schools and universities the world over.

How can people be so ignorant and ungrateful to Islam, the gift that never stops giving! George, you wouldnn't be sitting at your computer if we hadnt discovered ALGEBRA

The Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation

Hillary Clinton launches 1001 Inventions California

the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation.

List of Muslim scientists


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