In physics they can't even see the atom. Only the effects of one.
When an item or even space is broken down into it's material molecules or knowns, the weight of the parts do not equal the weight of the whole.
There is something else there in the whole which is nothing.
Even if you were to be broken down into your little chemicals and what nots, your bits wouldn't equal you as whole. So as a whole, you are made of somethings and nothings.
LOL...it's heady physics. Not to mention very Tao.
Both nothing and something have to exist for everything to be here.
I highly recommend that book.
What can I say? I agree with QKid. Islam can not be caught under one, huge interpretation that is shared by all Muslims in this world. Beside different interpretations, other religions can also influence the way of thinking by a Muslim. In Indonesia for example, it is well known Hinduism and Buddhism have influenced Islam. That this can lead to misinterpretation is something very wrong, but can you blame that on Islam in general? What is Islam "in general"? Is there any religion where you can talk about one unity? In Christianity, there is a huge difference between Roman-Catholics and Jehova's Witnesses, between Calvinists and Russian-Orthodoxs. That Islam is also very diverse, seems to be forgotten here. While Wahhabism really neglects women's right, under the shia Alevites women were treated equal to men already in the 13th century, meaning the possibility for education and not having to wear a headscarf. I do know that Islamic fundamentalism is rising, but I don't think a Muslim in Istanbul likes to be compared to a suicidebomber in the Palestinian Territories.
It's odd how people rely on ancient texts almost proportionately to how old they are, or how little change has come to them over time. Odd because most of our ancestors were idiots compared to us. (My definition of "idiot" is relative to education)