Thursday, 11 July 2013

scienceislam I

I have been know to blog about the silly pseudoscience website godandscience.org, but as with everything religious you need a break at times. So I went searching for something a bit different to debunk and I came across another very poorly written religious science cite called scienceislam. So here I want to take the time to show my readers how ridiculous this site is and why the koran is just as pathetic as the bible when it comes to science.

The first point to tackle would have to be the origin of the universe which is neatly summarised in the koran....or so they say.
http://www.scienceislam.com/quran_miracles.php
This page starts badly with the following statement:
"The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of 'smoke' (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition)."
I am glad the author put the word smoke in quotation marks, as this is nothing close to what science says. As according to a quick google search you will find this definition:
The explosion of dense matter that, according to current cosmological theories, marked the origin of the universe.
So when talking about what the universe origins are, it would be more correct to say there was nothing. But it is important that the author keeps their definition, as then they can falsely claim that the koran tells about the origins of the universe in the following line.
Then He turned to the heavens when it was smoke... koran 41:11
Funnily enough, one would surely expect this in chapter 1 after all it is the origin of the universe?

 The author then goes on to say that as the universe was one big swirling smoke that the heavens and earth were once connected and then god separated them according to the following line in the koran.
Have not those who disbelieved known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then We separated them?.. koran 21:30
But this makes no sense as what heavens are the referring to here. If its the stars and outer space then sure we can say it was a lucky guess by Muhammad while he was tripping from food and sleep deprivation. But if it means this then anywhere else in the koran where heavens is mentioned it can only mean this as it is defined and we know there are not 7 dimensions right?
Allah created seven heavens. koran 2:29
And we also know it does not rain food....

Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Allah, Lord of us! Send down for us a table spread with food from heaven, that it may be a feast for us, for the first of us and for the last of us, and a sign from Thee. Give us sustenance, for Thou art the Best of Sustainers. Allah said: Lo! I send it down for you. And whoso disbelieveth of you afterward, him surely will I punish with a punishment wherewith I have not punished any of (My) creatures. koran 5:114-115

Finally the page ends with a quote from Professor Alfred Kroner on the universe and Muhammad.
"Thinking where Muhammad came from .. I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advance technological methods that this is the case."
By the way just in case you forgot Muhammad got it all wrong.