Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Non-Muslim Scientists & The Quran

I wasn't going to post anything other than the announcement about the this Friday's radio show (Scroll up), but I just couldn't let this one go by.
This little item popped up in my Google alerts this morning. Excerpt from Dr. Keith L. Moore's testimonial:
“...For the past three years, I have worked with the Embryology Committee of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, helping them to interpret the many statements in the Qur’an and Sunnah referring to human reproduction and prenatal development. At first I was astonished by the accuracy of the statements that were recorded in the 7th century AD, before the science of embryology was established. Although I was aware of the glorious history of Muslim scientists in the 10th century AD, and some of their contributions to Medicine, I knew nothing about the religious facts and beliefs contained in the Qur’an and Sunnah.”
Dr. Moore is Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Toronto.

The following, from Joe Leigh Simpson, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, is another testimonial:
“…these Hadiths (sayings of Muhammad) could not have been obtained on the basis of the scientific knowledge that was available at the time of the ‘writer’… It follows that not only is there no conflict between genetics and religion (Islam) but in fact religion (Islam) may guide science by adding revelation to some of the traditional scientific approaches…There exist statements in the Qur’an shown centuries later to be valid which support knowledge in the Qur’an having been derived from God.”
The glowing testimonials from several other professors and doctors are available at the above link.

I wonder if any of these erudite fellows have ever read the little comic book on the sidebar at Infidel Bloggers Alliance? Check out all the "scientific facts" in Mohammed's Believe It Or Else! For example, there is this little "factual" gem:
"A believer eats in one intestine whereas a nonbeliever eats in seven intestines."
Yeah, right.

(Crossposted at Infidel Bloggers Alliance)


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posted by Always On Watch @ 3/04/2008 07:07:00 AM