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Saladin - falsification tests mean nothing

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Submitted by PCMadness (New Zealand), Jun 15, 2006 at 04:10

"Submitted by Saladin, Jun 13, 2006 at 08:30

And that's right. NOBODY CAN. That's why we have test of falsification.

When Einstein brought his theory of reletivity he said, look you can do these three things to prove me wrong.

You bring a theory and bring with it tests of falsifications.

And here we have a book, the Quran, that claims it is from the one who created everything. Just consider the book, don't start with whose book it is or how it was collected, who wrote it down and so on. Just consider this book and it's claim. Does it just give a lot of facts to consider and no falsification tests? This challenge is a falsification test:

4:82 What, do they not ponder the Koran? If it had been from other than God surely they would have found in it many inconsistencies."

And there are more falsification tests similar to this one in the Quran."

Convenient I'd say. You can't prove it, you can't disprove it.

Karl Popper on the theory of falsification...."Popper realized that science advances instead by deductive falsification through a process of "conjectures and refutations." It is imagination and creativity, not induction, that generates real scientific theories, which is how Einstein could study the universe with no more than a piece of chalk. Experiment and observation test theories, not produce them"

Imagination and creativity.........the Quran could just be test theories......

The fact that clever men interpreted the words of Mohammad and wrote in falsification tests makes no difference.... They are just clever men. That passage you quoted is making the assumption that someone writing a book would not write consistently. This was written down by scribes and then verified (proof read if you like) Didn't the first Caliph Hadhrat Abu Bakr put all the scripts together to make it into a book? You say it is in it's original form. But applying the falsification theory you could propose that the texts were indeed changed to make them more readable and flow...... You could say that they put their heads together to make sure they got it right before sending it to the publishers.

Can I ask why a Hindu, Sikh, or Bhuddist would ponder the Quran. They have their own books to ponder.

One more question. Why would God tell just one person in the world? If he is all powerful surely he could have just broadcast it to the world in everyones native tongue and then there would be just one religion wouldn't there?

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