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Scientific Errors in the Quran

1,686 bytes added, 23:21, 6 May 2017
Got better verses; there are atleast 40 more. Theology isn't above science: either apologists must convince us that this book complies with science or they fail just like Mo failed to prove his claims. Have 1 source for the pre-Islamic myth part as well.
{{Quote|{{Quran|19|7}}|(It was said unto him): O Zachariah! Lo! We bring thee tidings of a son whose name is John; '''we have given the same name to none before (him).''' }}
===Supernatural Destruction of Cities===
The Qur'an's author thought that outside the vicinity of Arabia there were cities and tribes destroyed by Allah for rejecting his messengers and Islam. He probably acquired this information through hearsay from Arabian folklore as well as other legends. Historical cities and tribes are known to have been destroyed by natural disasters, famine, wars, migration, or neglect. Thanks to today's scientific progress, we know the causes of natural and man-made disasters in detail. But the Qur'an merely repeats a common myth of the ancient Near East whereby these incidents are treated as punishments by God for people's sins.
{{Quote|{{Quran|22|45}}|And how many a township have We destroyed because it had been immersed in evildoing - and now they [all] lie deserted, with their roofs caved in! And how many a well lies abandoned, and how many a castle that [once] stood high!}}
{{Quote|{{Quran-range|69|3|10}}|And what would make you realize what the sure calamity is! The Samood (Thamud) and Ad people called the striking calamity a lie. Then as to Samood, they were destroyed by an excessively severe punishment. And as to Ad, they were destroyed by a roaring, violent blast. Which He made to prevail against them for seven nights and eight days unremittingly, so that you might have seen the people therein prostrate as if they were the trunks of hollow palms. Do you then see of them one remaining? And Firon and those before him and the overthrown cities continuously committed sins. And they disobeyed the Messenger of their Lord, so He punished them with a vehement punishment.}}
Similar verses occur more than 40 times in this book.
===Humans can Live for a Thousand Years===

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