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New Egyptian President a Scientist

The freshly-elected leader has promised to bolster research and education in the reborn nation.

By | June 27, 2012

image: New Egyptian President a Scientist Egypt's new president, Mohammed Morsi Wikimedia Commons, Forcalgeria

Egypt's new president, Mohammed MorsiWIKIMEDIA COMMONS, FORCALGERIA

After a contentious and drawn out election process, the votes have been counted, and Egyptians have elected their next president—Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi. After the popular uprising that ousted longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak, Morsi narrowly defeated former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in an election that captivated the Middle East region and the world. Morsi holds a PhD in material science from the University of Southern California (USC) and served as a professor of engineering at California State University at Northridge.

During his campaign, Morsi promised to boost science research spending in Egypt to 2.5 percent of the country’s GDP. He also pledged to spend more on higher education, to increase faculty salaries, and to encourage innovation by fostering collaboration between research institutes and industry.

"My vision is for science to be the start of a renaissance in Egypt and for science research to be our weapon against the major problems that our country faces," Morsi said in a statement.

Farghalli Mohamed, a University of California, Irvine, engineer and former colleague of Morsi's at USC, told Nature that Morsi was likely to follow through with his campaign promises. "It is quite possible Morsi's background in science and training in research could help in advancing sciences and technology in Egypt…" he said. "No doubt, this will depend on reaching a state of stability in Egypt that allows ideas to emerge and scientists to work."

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Avatar of: elsharkawy

elsharkawy

Posts: 51

June 27, 2012

Egypt, as a third world country with emerging economy coupled with high population growth rate, has no alternative other than adopting a strong scientific and technological approach to alleviate poverty and to initiate a strong industerial base. Egypt has suffered a lot from corrupted political regimes in the past decades and deserves honest and democratic regime under the newly elected president.
Mabrouk A. El-Sharkawy (Egyptian scientist),
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical(CIAT),
Cali, colombia, South america

June 27, 2012

'The israelis should take advantage of his scientific background and negotiate scientific cooperation agreements with the Egyptians. Contact like that might keep the peace treaty in effect. I'm glad the generals picked a fellow scientist to be the brotherhood's candidate.

Avatar of: elsharkawy

elsharkawy

Posts: 51

June 28, 2012

As a Third World country and emerging economy with high population growth, Egypt has no alternative other than promoting science and technology. The previous regime stopped short of encouraging functional scientific research targetting basic socio-economic problems while political corruption abused and wasted the meager national resources. As an Egyptian scientist currently living abroad, I believe that the newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, who is also a scientist, should take serious steps to bulid up strong scientific base in new Egypt.
Mabrouk A. El-Sharkawqy,
Retired snior scientist, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia, South America 

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dovhenis

Posts: 97

June 28, 2012

Decide, Humanity: Scientism Or Natural Selection
May 19, 2012
Humanity Must Decide: Scientism Or Natural Selectionhttp://www.sciencemag... http://news.sciencemag.org/sci... A doctrine and method characteristic of scientists, and the proposition that scientific doctrine and methods of studying natural sciences should be used in all areas of investigation and in conduct of politics-social-cultural-civil affairs in pursuit of an efficient practical, as fair as possible, civics framework.Natural Selection: All mass formats, inanimate and animate, follow natural selection, i.e. intake of energy or their energy taken in by other mass formats.All politics, local, national and international, are about evolutionary biology, about Darwinian evolution, about survival, about obtaining and maintaining and distributing energy.Religion: is a virtual factor-component in human’s natural selection. Its target-function is to preserve-proliferate specific cultural phenotypes.Natural selection-religion are compatible with technology-capitalism but are obviously incompatible with science-scientism, that targets preservation-proliferation of the genotype.Science-scientism is an obvious threat to the survival of a cultural phenotype.Dov Henis (comments from 22nd century)Universe-Energy-Mass-Life Compilationhttp://universe-lif... A Scientism Culturehttp://universe-life.co...

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Mohamed Ali Nawareg

Posts: 1457

July 3, 2012

Your words are good, But no peace with Israel until it stop killing our brothers in Palestine.

But Thanks at all. 

Avatar of: Mohamed Ali Nawareg

Mohamed Ali Nawareg

Posts: 1457

July 3, 2012

This is an honer to us that our president is a scientist for the first time in our history.

Avatar of: Ahmed Hegazy

Ahmed Hegazy

Posts: 1457

July 3, 2012

It`s the result of our absolutely peaceful revolution, for the first time since 7000 years ago we have an elected president and scientist for limited period. I hope we can complete our way to the democracy, the aim of our 25 Jan Revolution.

Avatar of: Mohamed Shaaban

Mohamed Shaaban

Posts: 1457

July 4, 2012

 its not science that will make the peace treaty stay between the two countries but how Israel deals with Palestinians , Israel should go back to 67 borders other wise i don't think any one will be happy with any treaty with them

Avatar of: Mohamed Mitwaly

Mohamed Mitwaly

Posts: 1457

July 5, 2012

 We believe in God. Not Darwin's "Theory". Muslims are the hub of modern technology then passed on to Spain through Al Andalusia. We always believed in science and were not oppressed by a super pope like how the church oppressed Europe. We do not believe in a holy man thats above all laws and has special connections to God that can oppress our civilization. In fact, the only era Egypt was so oppressed was from Nasser to Mubarak. Secular, supported by the west and suppressed religion so much that ppl would migrate to the USA and Europe to freely practice religion. So the secular age in Egypt is actually the dark age for us.

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Mohamed Mitwaly

Posts: 1457

July 5, 2012

 Israelis are relatively barbaric and I do not believe anyone can negotiate with them. They back stabbed the USA, the country that would do anything for Israel at any cost. Remember the US Liberty incident? and how many spies were caught spying in the US> The only peace that can be acheived is when the Palestinians would be treated like humans. I dont see this coming from a racist nation like Israel.

Avatar of: Hatem Ali

Hatem Ali

Posts: 1457

July 5, 2012

Its true and its about time. Im glad we were able to finally get rid of the rigid, outdated military mentality that kept itself in power for ages while watching many countries advance past Egypt in a time where science and free thinking is the basis of  development. The road is long but we have firmly took our first step.

Avatar of: Ahmed el minayer

Ahmed el minayer

Posts: 1457

July 5, 2012

This is our faith  after all bad circumstances that resulted of Mubarak corruption old fucken system ,,, we hope morsi take our brains to higher horizons of science and knowledge that increase outcome lead us to success

Avatar of: Omololu Fagunwa

Omololu Fagunwa

Posts: 1457

July 5, 2012

Good to know this. I wish him good governance of Egypt.

July 10, 2012

President a Scientist That Must Be After  absolutely peaceful revolution,

July 28, 2012

ربنا يوÙ쳌قه لما Ù쳌يه الخير لمصر

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