Salman Hameed

Salman Hameed

Charles Taylor Chair and Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities

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The Wright Show

  • Why the Quran doesn’t give rise to young-earth arguments – 11:47
  • Islam’s relationship with science – 7:19
  • The politicization of evolution in Muslim societies –
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Science Ka Adda: Faculty Spotlight

Science Ka Adda is a video series created by Professor Salman Hameed and produced by students and staff at Hampshire College. Read More→

SkA: Urdu Floating at the Edge of Our Solar System

There is a greeting in Urdu that is floating in space more than 19 billion kilometers from Earth! How did get there? Read More→

Making sense of Islamic creationism in Europe


Islamic creationism has been noted as a serious concern in Europe. There have been reports of boycotts of university evolution lectures and, Read More→

When evidence is powerless

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Gravitational Waves!
Mr. Universe

Einstein’s predicted waves in space-time have now been observed. What the heck is space TIME anyway? Read More→

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5 Planets Visible in the Morning Sky (FM93.9 – The River)
Mr. Universe

You can view 5 naked eye planets in the early morning sky these days. Yes – even Mercury! Read More→

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The Force Awakens Review (FM93.9 – The River)
Mr. Universe

Recent Blog Posts

Religious Difference in a Secular Age
A fascinating interview of Saba Mahmood on religious minorities in the Middle East

The issue of minority rights in Muslim societies is often in the news these days. Plight of minorities sometimes show up on Irtiqa, as that is one of the countries that I am most familiar with. The state sanctioned persecution of Ahmadis, in particular, is hard to ignore. A new book by anthropologist Saba Mahmood, Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report, looks at minority rights in the middle east – with a focus on Egypt – and challenges some of the conventional thinking about secularism. Read More→

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