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  1. #1 Scientific miracles of the Quran. 
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    I have heard that the Quran contains scientific statements that could not be known about at the time of it's writing 1400 years ago.
    I always assumed it was not possible to make a scientific analasis on such a book, the language being too vague but have been told when discusing this on a muslim forum.

    "If you truely adhered to the 'scientific methodology' you would actually study the Quraan in depth (and by Quraan I dont mean a translation), analyse the claims/the language and THEN state your findings, none of which you have done so far."

    So, is it possible to analyse the Quran and it's 'scientific miricles' (in Arabic) in a scientific manner?

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    I do not speak Arabic, so I cannot give a truly definitive answer. What I do know is that the translations of any of the passages which are claimed to reflect great insight into scientific knowledge seem to be, without exception, vague and ambiguous.

    In some instances the claimed 'special' knowledge was well known at the time of the Quraan's writing.

    There is at least one other thread on the forum discussing this topic where the idea is debunked. You might want to look for that.

    In the meantime, the challenge you have been set is wholly unscientific. Others are making the claim about the Quran's content. It is there responsibility to study it in depth an report their findings. In any of such reports that I have seen the claims are clearly bogus, self-serving and trivial.

    I hope that helps. What forum was this on?

    I see, on re-reading my reply, that I haven't really answered your question. It would be possible to study the Koran as proposed and make an objective assessment of the accuracy of the alleged scientific statments.

    As a final point. In this post I have used three different spellings of Quoran (make that four). I don't think you have had any difficulty discerning my meaning. I do this as a small demonstration that the translation argument is a weak one.


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    Assume you mean this website:
    http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_index.html

    However, statements like 'may be a reference to' are bit like reading a book about Nostradamus.

    From Surah 18:
    'He (Zul-Garnain) followed, until he reached the setting of the sun. He found it set in a spring of murky water'.

    Some Muslims also believe in a geocentric cosmos and a flat earth.
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    Thanks for the replies. Here's the thread:

    http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthrea...-in-the-Qur-an

    (yeah, I called it 'scientifical evidence', kind of embarrasing)
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    One of the largest issues with "special knowlege" provided in the holy books of any given religion, is that the scientific knowlege they "reveal" is only ever "found" after science discovers it. I have never heard of anyone taking a holy book from any religion, reading through it, and then making a ground breaking scientific discovery based on what they read in the book. I have however, heard countless people looking in their holy book, finding a passage that can be bent and interpret in a way that makes it seem as if the holy book was referring to a particular discovery.
    Always minimize the variables.

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    dont buy into this one, every example i have seen has been a giant leap of faith
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    Good question!

    I view this in the same way I view writings from Nostradamus...who is known for his unbelievable feats of precognition however the language is very vague.

    It seems to me that we only notice the evidence after such findings or events occur and therefore it may be to our interpretation. For example you could see a statment and view one perspective, however after science break throughs and knowledge you then change your opinion on that statement by what you know. Do you knwo what I mean?

    As for scientifically I think it would be difficult to prove, scientific theory maybe, therefore a theory or philosophy could be proved but sayin one thing & actually demonstrating it is another.
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