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Ptolemy and the book of Allah and supercomputers

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 31, 2008 at 08:31

Our dear samer who needs to stop reading poor literature and start reading real books wrote

>I have attached a web site to my comment and translation of this verse"(God swears by) the sky that is woven (full of paths)"to show you the shape of the sky that scientists discovered by using the supercomputer - it looks like woven thing - it is awesome viewhowever the moderator have deleted the websites for reasons unknownI have taken the literal meaning from the dictionary that shows that the sky is actually a woven place that was created by God.How can Mohammad know the shape of the sky, when only recently by using a super computer the scientists were able to see the woven sky

Well in the words of Justin Pollard

in 127-141AD (or some 500 years before a certain Arabian warlord and caravan raider claimed to be a prophet of an Arabian deity called Allah) Claudius Ptolemy makes observations of the heaven. a polymath, Ptolemy produces two works that become standard texts for 1000 years after he wrote them first is the Almagest on astronomy in 13 books (now compare this with the above single line in Allah's book) it contains the oldest surviving star catalog listing 1022 stars in 48 constellations in his books the movement of the planets are geocentric

Do you know what this means? It means that Ptolemy was the one that first described this little cosmic tale and it was not your Allah. You think that may be we have a case of plagiarism here?

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