|As long as they can't see where they are going, they can't prove me wrong!|
Let's be clear. No one says that faulty science in a holy book disproves the existence of a God. It has no bearing on that claim at all. What it DOES have a bearing on is the claim that the science revealed in the Koran IS proof of God's existence.
Before we get to the list I would like to briefly address this. There is not a single scientific revelation in the Koran.
|You sure? Are you saying this was a waste of time??|
You can't claim that science was revealed in the Koran if people didn't understand it at the time. If it was not revealed by any means but in retrospect then it wasn't revealed at all. In order to "reveal" something, you must make it clear to the person, otherwise it is still hidden from us. Making claims to knowledge that wasn't exampled by men of that time because of a vague simularity in the text or a non-specific passage that may resemble modern scientific understanding is intellectually dishonest and rife with confirmation bias.
If you think the Big Bang was revealed in the Koran because it talks about the expanses of heaven, but NOT ONE Muslim scientist ever actually spoke of that model for the universe in any way then your claim is a false one.
It wasn't revealed
|There is something behind this curtain... what is it? You'll have to wait 400 years to know what I have revealed today!|
Let's look at the 5 best examples of bad science in the Koran;
Men and women all came from a single pair? Not only is that pretty incestuous, but it is scientifically wrong. There was no first man and first woman and humans certainly weren't created in our current forms!
|Ok, maybe HIS ancestors were.|
The Universe was made in 6 days?
The Universe was created in 6 days??? Pretty sure that we all know that is not scientifically accurate. It took billions of years for the Earth develop after the Big Bang. Plus or minus a few million years. Do you know what number is really close to a few million??
Not sure but it is NOT 6!!
Ummm, really? There have been SCIENTIFIC hypotheses on the nature of Thunder since Aristotle in the 3rd Century...
|Sounds like a shock wave in the air due to the sudden thermal expansion of the plasma in the lightning channel, but what do I know? It's probably an Angel.|
Many Muslims will steadfastly maintain the truth of this one, because some of the seminal fluid originates from that general area. But the damning part of the verse is that "he" was CREATED from this fluid. That part of the fluid is the sperm. That is the active ingredient of the seminal fluid and the only part needed to create life. The rest of the fluid is only a carrier and has no part in the actual fertilization process.
The crazy part of this one is that THIS too was a fact that was at least believed by very early man. Aristotle not only believed that the fertilizing agent came from the testicles but that each testicle was responsible for the birthing of one gender. So that tying the "male one" off (or cutting it off) would ensure the other one ruled sex selection and the woman would birth a girl. THIS was crazy, but at least they were on the right track.
|You want me to do what?!?|
Really? Is THAT what is keeping them in the magical skies? Not the nature of aerodynamics, lift or thrust, not any of those things?
|How do I do it? Well, it's a combination of pixie dust, angel spit, and a healthy distaste for science.|
Seriously? Magic is the Islamic explaination for the power of flight in birds?
So this is a sign for unbelievers? Yea, the VERSE is a sign. A sign of the inaccuracy of the Koran, and one more reason to not believe anything it says.
What do YOU think?
Is this the word of middle age sheep herders or the word of a Supreme being?