Sometimes you read a published academic paper in Islamic studies, and it will have a ton of mistakes in its treatment of the source texts. But that’s to be expected sometimes.
What really makes you wonder is the sheer amount of logical errors and faulty inferences you come across in some of these papers. It’s beyond belief.
What’s disconcerting is that lay Muslims refer to these papers as if they are religiously and intellectually authoritative. Little do they know that the papers they are citing don’t even meet basic standards of logical coherence.
Ironically, sometimes these papers are written by the same people preaching about the all importance of reason and rationality in Islam.
How about learning how to avoid a logical fallacy every other sentence before bleating out your dramatic paean to “the lost tradition of reason in Islamic thought,” mkay?