The Virtual Mosque

Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860-1950

In Reading Darwin in Arabic, Marwa Elshakry questions current ideas about Islam, science, and secularism by exploring the ways in which Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from translation and reading studies and weaving together the history of science with intellectual history, she explores [...]


Darwin censored by Turkish Government

Charles Darwin is porn – be careful! In November 2013 Turkey implemented an internet censorship system to keep out porn but at the same time it censored any mention of Darwin or evolution because, some argue, it is a failed theory. The system has already attracted controversy: apparently it bans terms linked with the Kurdish separatist [...]