polite_gandalf wrote on Apr 24

^{th}, 2016 at 3:45pm:

Educate yourself Honky - there is a long list of great arab scientists.

Start with probably the most renowned and famous of all the golden-age scientists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhazen Sometimes known as Alhazen

**the Persian**.

**Quote:**Alhazen (965 - 1039)

Persian scientist and mathematician whose full name is Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham, was considered the father of modern optics. In mathematics he may have been the first to find a formula for the sum of the first 100 numbers, which he proved using geometry. He developed analytic geometry to provide a link between algebra and geometry. Alhazen was the first to attempt to prove Euclid’s parallel postulate. He attempted to square the circle and worked on perfect numbers in number theory.

**Quote:**Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (Arabic: أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم, Latinized: Alhacen or (deprecated) Alhazen) (965 – 1039), was an Arab[1] or Persian[2] Muslim polymath who made significant contributions to the principles of optics, as well as to anatomy, astronomy, engineering, mathematics, medicine, ophthalmology, philosophy, physics, psychology, visual perception, and to science in general with his introduction of the scientific method. He is sometimes called al-Basri (Arabic: البصري), after his birthplace in the city of Basra in Iraq (Mesopotamia), then ruled by the Buyid dynasty of Persia.[3]

Oh man. I thought there'd be

* a couple* of arab outliers, but it's worse than I thought.