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Submitted by Joe (United States), Feb 14, 2006 at 02:38

First off, have you ever heard of Galen? He was a lot further along in the study of anatomy than Muhummad, google him. Muhummad also said that sperm came from a rib in the back of man, which is not true. Also, anything can be characterized into stages, it just depends on how specific you want to get with what happens in each stage. There is an infinite amout of occurances within each second of an embryo's life.

If the Qur'an is a scientific book, then why are the Muslims lacking in the economy and in technology? Science cannot prove the existence of God. Science is natural, based on observation of the natural world. By definition, knowing about embryos is merely through observation. Only faith can prove the existence of God, but faith is unprovable. Faith is something supra natural, just as the heavens are of the supra natural.

However, I believe God's work is proved by science. "To know science is to know the mind of God", or how he works (Stephen Hawking). The Bible talks about plagues in Egypt, science proves the eruption of Thera caused them-which does not disprove the miracle, but only proves it.

The Bible as well has the big bang and the story of creation through evolution. However, the big difference is the separation of the Heavens and the Earth, the natural and supernatural worlds by the firmament, the waters of this world from the heavenly waters. The Qur'an is just reiterating an old story with less detail, and more temporal consideration. The people of the Bible are simply more heaven oriented.

And to leave off, Muhummad did and said a lot of things. He also said that Allah had three daughters at one point ("Women and Gender in Islam", written by a Muslim, google it). He split the moon in two as well! That's pretty scientific, is it still split in two, or just for that moment; either way the consequences of such a cataclysm would be disastrous. Muhummad also sinned and killed--this being the man who had seen and debated with the face of God.

Tariq, if you are strong in your faith, you will go to faithfreedom.org

Learn more about Muhummad, you will either go into denial, or you will denounce him. There is a section on his "science".

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