Thursday, November 11, 2010

While Iran has been cast as a bête noire in the eyes and minds of many around the world, it has much about which it can be proud amidst the lot of haters. In addition to being backed with millennia of history and religions--remnants of which may be seen and perceived throughout the country--a more recent accomplishment is Philosophy professor Karim Mojtahedi's receipt of the Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science, and the 90th birthday of its first female physics professor and female astronomer, Alenoush Terian (الینوش تریان), was celebrated today. Iran does have its merits; it does have significance beyond being a player in the internecine Judeo-Islamic, (Middle) East-West, and nuclear-non-nuclear dissonances that have both/all parties teetering on the lines of war.

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