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Shah M.M.,Rajbag Colony | Shah M.A.,University Of Kashmir | Dar B.A.,Beruwah College | Iqbal S.,FVSc and AH
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2012

Stace, one of the most influential mystical philosopher of the twentieth century who distinctively defended mysticism vis-à-vis modern scientific challenge and whose perspective on the autonomy of both mysticism and modern science has been widely debated, shares with Iqbal mystical approach as well as deep respect for modern scientific methodology and Philosophy. Both appropriate the claims of modern science in their interpretation of knowledge and existence claims of religion. Both argue for compatibility thesis. Both are for reconstruction/reinterpretation of traditional theological claims in the light of modern scientific developments. Both assume independent grounding for religion and science. Both adopt the argument of religious experience to prove the empirical (scientific) character of religion. Despite all this both differ in their formulation of the argument of religious experience and the relationship of God to the world and certain other important points. A comparative study of the two philosophers will thus be profitable as certain problematic areas in Iqbalian position will also get foregrounded. Distinct strengths in Stace's presentation derive from the fact that he rejects ad hoc compromises on both sides, provides quite an independent grounding for both of them, is not ambiguous and takes a more consistent and comprehensive view of both the disciplines. If we accept essential insights of Stace Iqbalian case for compatibility gets proportionately weakened. The perennialist approach to the question of relation between religion and science though in certain respects quite divergent from Stace's however concurs with him in questioning Iqbalian approach.

Shah M.M.,Rajbag Colony | Shah M.A.,University Of Kashmir | Dar B.A.,Beruwah College | Iqbal S.,FVSc and AH
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2011

Iqbal engaged with demythologizing, rationalist (as distinguished from intellectualist), reductionist, evolutionist, secularist orientation of modern scientific thought from the perspective of Muslim theology and philosophy and was in turn, like certain other Muslim modernists, influenced, in varying degrees, by all or some of these elements. Iqbal's attempt to reconcile otherwise divergent epistemic and cognitive discourses of Islam and modern science makes him one of the key contributors to the now familiar debate on religion and science though his contribution has not received due consideration from scholars. The aim of the present study is to appraise his central thesis that there are great affinities between what are often perceive to be warring worldviews of Islam and modern science. He focuses on the methodology of modern science and important philosophical ideas generally upheld by modern scientific community and seeks to appropriate them in his view of Islam. Limitations of Iqbal's response to the challenge of secular science are also pointed out. Importance of his approach for modernist thought is emphasized.

Zaz M.A.,SKIMS Medical College Hospital | Dass T.,SKIMS Medical College Hospital | Muhee A.,FVSc and AH | Kawoosa U.,Government Medical College
Hernia | Year: 2011

Spontaneous evisceration is a very rare and potentially fatal complication of abdominal wall hernia. It has been commonly reported in the case of umbilical hernia in patients with chronic liver disease with tense ascites. With other hernias, such as incisional hernia and inguinal hernia, the complication has been reported only once. Here we present a case report of spontaneous evisceration in an inguinal hernia in a patient with comorbid chronic obstructive airway disease. Management of the condition using prosthetic mesh repair risks mesh infection, while the use of non-prosthetic repair risks recurrence of the hernia due to the absence of stout natural tissues. Use of a biological mesh for the condition seems quite plausible. Thorough saline washes of the eviscerated organ, excision of redundant/unhealthy skin and strict adherence to the fundamental principles of hernia repair is desired in managing the condition. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

Yousuf R.,University Of Kashmir | Hussain Mir S.,University Of Kashmir | Tanveer S.,University Of Kashmir | Chishti M.Z.,University Of Kashmir | And 2 more authors.
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2012

The present study was conducted to evaluate the comparative biochemical profile of Schizothorax niger (endemic fish) and Cyprinus carpio (exotic fish) from the River Jhelum seasonally for a period of two years. In case of Schizothorax niger the varied seasonal biochemical parameters for protein (1.11±0.02 to 4.32±0.13 mg/dl), albumin (1.02 mg/dl to 0.10±0.38 mg/dl), globulin (0.09 ±0.02 mg/dl to 2.37±0.15 mg/dl), blood glucose (137.8±17.00 mg/dl to 340.1±17.00 mg/dl), urea (16.1±1.41 mg/dl to 22.8±3.13 mg/dl), creatinine (0.15±0.05mg/dl to 1.19±0.07 mg/dl), and cholesterol (37.21±2.60 mg/dl to 95.31±5.30 mg/dl) were observed during the entire period of study. In contrast, Cyprinus carpio showed different values seasonally with regard to protein (1.05±0.05 to 3.79±0.30 mg/dl), albumin (0.92±0.16 mg/dl to 2.66±0.13 mg/dl), globulin (0.06 ±0.05 mg/dl to 2.18±0.19 mg/dl), blood glucose (196.1±25.59 mg/dl to 352.25±24.59 mg/dl), urea (16.2±0.43 mg/dl to 23.3±2.99 mg/dl), creatinine (0.19±0.09mg/dl to 1.19±0.07 mg/dl), and cholesterol (42.66±3.82 mg/dl to 98.22±2.98 mg/dl). In both the fish hosts the higher biochemical values were recorded in the summer season and the lower values in the winter season during the study period. The seasonal differences in the biochemical parameters of the fish can be attributed to the water pollution of River Jhelum by various contaminants including metals and the comparative higher values in Schizothorax niger can be speculated to be due to the higher sensitivity of the host. From the present study it may be inferred that the change in biochemical parameters of the native fish would be one of the reasons for its decline from fresh water resources of the Kashmir Valley.

Kant V.,Indian Veterinary Research Institute | Srivastava A.K.,National Dairy Research Institute | Raina R.,FVSc and AH | Verma P.K.,FVSc and AH | Singh P.,FVSc and AH
Fluoride | Year: 2010

As part of a recent study on goats, alterations in enzymatic parameters were determined after oral administration for 30 days of 20 mg of NaF/kg bw/day to four healthy goats (Group 1) plus the same dose of NaF with 150 mg of aluminium sulphate/kg bw/day to another four healthy goats (Group 2). Significant decreases (p < 0.01) in acetylcholinesterase, phosphatases, and alanine aminotransferase activities were observed in both groups of goats, and a significant increase (p < 0.05) in aspartate aminotransferase activity was observed in only the Group 1 goats. The results indicated that concurrent administration of aluminium sulphate failed to show ameliorative action on the enzymatic alterations induced during subacute intoxication by NaF © 2010 The International Society for Fluoride Research Inc.

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