Amid much ridicule, a conference was recently held in Britain to prove that Earth is flat. This conference was held last year too and attended by some people who claim to be scientists and by some who base their views on religion. Their theories violate everything that scientists have proven following a long historical conflict that was settled by technology.
Those who cited the conference and considered it a reference are like those who repeatedly cite conspiracy theories to prove that Earth is flat; man did not land on the moon, NASA is a mere tool of propaganda which the Americans invented to use against the Soviets, the Earth does not rotate, AIDS is a lie and cancer is a man-made diseased for commercial purposes.
Those who echo such theories are a petty minority in the West, and the majority of people poke fun at them and is entertained by them. Meanwhile, projects to discover and invade space are still ongoing.
In our current materialistic world, science has the upper hand. Science is what divides the world into winners and losers, the capable and the incapable, the donors and the donor recipients and the militarily strong and the vulnerable.
No matter how opulent a society is, like our case was during the previous phase of oil wealth, it cannot progress without a comprehensive scientific project. Our scientific incapability is a major reason in our backwardness no matter how big our airports, cities and highways are and how many laborers and servants we bring from across the world. All these are unfortunately imported cultural and developmental projects that did not establish for a developmental scientific project that handles developing and teaching intensive sciences as they were based on securing easy welfare.
No matter how opulent a society is, like our case was during the previous phase of oil wealth, it cannot progress without a comprehensive scientific project.Abdulrahman al-Rashed