Craig Venter: Playing God?

// October 29th, 2007 // Blog

Please check out my first entry for Muslimmatters.org, titled: Craig Venter: Playing God?

I welcome your feedback on the style and content. I've never written a scientific article for the general public before, and i fear i made it too technical. It's hard to avoid jargon sometimes, and when you're only used to talking to other biologists on the subject, you don't even realize you're doing it! So please let me know if that's the case, so next time i'll make sure to explain the matter better, inshā’Allāh.

Oh, btw, for those who don't know… this blog was one years old on the 26th! I didn't post a special entry, as i wasn't sure what to say. Anyway, the blog has been through a lot in the past year, and i have been through even more because of it (more than most of you even know, and more than i am fully prepared to share!). I'm not sure what the next year will bring for the blog, iMuslim, especially as my attention is so diverted at present, but i pray that there are many good things to come for the blogger, iMuslim, inshā’Allāh!

6 Responses to “Craig Venter: Playing God?”

  1. AnonyMouse says:

    Since even I could make sense of it, I think you did pretty well in avoiding too much “jargon” :)
    Like everything else of yours, I think it was great! Jazaakilllaahi khairan for taking the time and effort for MuslimMatters :)

  2. iMuslim says:

    Barakallahu fiki sis… though i think the real acid test is if someone with no training in Bio could understand it… especially the older gen who weren’t schooled on genetics, and may only be familiar with explanations given in the popular media; I fear it may be too technical for them. But i didn’t want to get down into the whole “what is a gene?”, “what is DNA?” explanation, as the entry would end up sounding like an excerpt from a Bio textbook!

    I guess i could include more wikipedia links on all the Bio terms, perhaps?

  3. AnonyMouse says:

    Yes, a hyperlink to a brief def. of each term would probably be helpful to those who don’t have as much of an understanding of bio.

  4. gess says:

    No sister, that was really good!

    Well done!

  5. ummali says:

    Asalam Alaikum
    I think it was well written and I could understand it. MashaAllah good job.

  6. iMuslim says:

    Wa ‘alaykum salam wa rahmatullah

    Jazakallah gess & umm Ali :)

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