Al-Kindi

Al-KindiIn existographies, Al-Kindi (c.801-873AD) (IQ:160|#556) [RGM:745|1,500+] (CR:1) was Muslim Arab philosopher, polymath, mathematician, physician, musician cryptographer (Ѻ), and oft-cited middle ages genius, noted for []

Overview
Al-Kindi was one of the first to initiate the import of Greek philosophy into Arabic thinking; he was deeply involved in the translation and reception of such thinkers as Socrates, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Euclid. (Ѻ)

Al-Kindi was one of the first blue sky problem theorists; a noted cryptographer; an alchemy debunker, e.g. asserting that base metals cannot be transformed into gold or silver; characterized as the "first great Muslim Aristotelians" (Hecht, 2004)

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on al-Kindi:

“Ibn al-Haytham [Alhazen] was certainly the world’s greatest physicist in the almost two millennia gap between Archimedes and Galileo. There were others, like Biruni, Al-Kindi, Khwarizmi (it's a long list) but none of the others did physics (theory and experiment) in way we understand the subject today.”
— Jim Al-Khalili (2019), Tweet (Ѻ), Jan 10

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes:

“Muslims should not be ashamed to acknowledge truth and to assimilate it from whatever source it comes, even if it is brought via former generations and foreign peoples.”
— Al Kindi (c.850) [1]

References
1. (a) Armstrong, Karen. (1993). A History of God (pg. 173). Knopf.
(b) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pg. 221). HarperOne.

External links
Al-Kindi – Wikipedia.

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