Monday, August 21, 2006

Scientific Progress , Iran and Ataturk

According to New York Times Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

"accused the West of wanting to obstruct scientific progress in the Islamic world and called for Islamic countries to stand together in the face of such pressure. "
Sientific Progress??????

With so much of surplus of oil money which can go to education of men and women, I wonder why Iran is not mentioned in the ISI Essential Science Indicators created by Thomson

Am I missing something in this whole picture? OK, god forbid that Khamenei and Ahmadinejad should compare Iran to the Zionist entity which is ranked 16th, but how aboutScottland with 5 million population, $130B GDP , they are ranked 13th. Where is Iran with 68Million population and $555B GDP?

I don't have the full Thomson Essential Science Indicator list but if anyone is reading this Blog from Thomson Scientific, I would appreciate it if you could provide Iran's ranking in the science indicator, so that I can start tracking Iran's scientific progress.

To be frank I would like to see Iran in the top 20. Probably when they are in the top 20 we'll have less problems.....

btw What we need in Middle East and other muslim countries is more Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's

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