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This is a detailed response to some comments made concerning one of my other articles.

One of the comments related to Surah 21:33 of the Koran and it supposedly refering to Heliocentric Cosmology. Such a claim is false and based on an innaccurate translation.

In reality the Koran assumes Geocentric Cosmology and that the Sun and Moon are just little lights in the Sky and literally moving accross it every 24 hours.

Such Scientific errors in the Koran prove that it is just a human work and not authored by God as Muslims claim.
This is a detailed response to some comments made concerning one of my other articles.

One of the comments related to Surah 21:33 of the Koran and it supposedly refering to Heliocentric Cosmology. Such a claim is false and based on an innaccurate translation.

In reality the Koran assumes Geocentric Cosmology and that the Sun and Moon are just little lights in the Sky and literally moving accross it every 24 hours.

Such Scientific errors in the Koran prove that it is just a human work and not authored by God as Muslims claim.

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Published by: Doctor Jones on Nov 21, 2009
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This is a detailed reply to some comments made to one of my other documents,which claims that the Koran contradicts Modern Science.http://www.scribd.com/doc/19471160/Scientific-Miracles-in-the-Quran-DebunkedThe comments concern how to correctly interpret Surah 21:33 of the Koran andwhether or not it indicates that the author of the Koran believed in GeocentricCosmology which was univerally believed 1400 years ago in the time of theProphet Mohammed.Nowadays, we know that the Earth is one of several Planets orbiting the Sun andthat the Moon orbits the Earth every 28 days.This is Heliocentric (Sun centered)Cosmology.Before Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler proved such ideas wrong in the C16th &C17th, it was believed that the Earth is fixed in the center or the Universe andthat the Sun and Moon are just little lights in the Sky that orbit the Earth every 24hours. This discredited view is refered to as Geocentric (Earth centered)Cosmology.For most of Human History, people believed in Geocentric Cosmology. In AncientMesopotamia, Egypt and other societies, it was believed that the Earth was a flatcircular disk sitting upon pillars in a vast cosmic ocean.The Sky was believed tobe a solid dome and heavenly bodies were just little lights in the Sky.
 
Beginning with Pythagoras 2500 years ago, the Ancient Greeks discovered thatthe Earth was a sphere. However, they still retained tha belief that the Earth wasfixed and unmoving at the center of the Universe.In the C3rd BC, The Greek Philosopher Aristarchus of Samos proposed aHeliocentric Cosmology, but his ideas were never accepted by the mainstream of Astronomy. Around AD150, the Greek Astronomer, Ptolemy combined the viewsof many earlier thinkers in his own Geocentric theory. This theory was accepted,not only by the Greeks and Romans, but also by Medieval Jews, Christians andMuslims. Such people found nothing in their Scriptures to contradict GeocentricCosmology or support Heliocentric Cosmology.
 
 
Geocentric Cosmology in Surah 21:33.
This discussion centers on what Surah 21:33 says. Here is what the commentson my article said.I read this article with a clear open mind. Anyway I could not help but notice hesaid this verse supported that all the planets rotated around the earth:Surah 21:33 "It is He who Created the Night and the Day, and the sun and themoon: All the celestial bodies swim around it, each with there rounded course”.Never once in this verse in the earth mentioned, It seems the it in the verse isrefering to the sun, the first object that was mentioned in the sentence was thesun.For example if I said: All cars are red: and it has pipes that release smoke on theback. You would obviously infer that the it in the sentence was the car, so reallyyou can only say that the it in the sentence either refers to the moon or the sunbecause the earth was itself not mentioned.This sounds like a fairy reasonable comment. The above verse does seem toindicate that the author of the Koran knew about Helicentric Cosmology.However, translations of the Koran should not be taken at face value. There is atendency among some Muslims to deliberately alter the words of translations theKoran in order to decieve non-Muslims or conceal absurdities or errors in theKoran.The first thing to do is to check the translation of the Koran by using multiplesources from both Muslim and non-Muslim sources. Here are 12 translations of Surah 21:33 from different translators. The first six are translations by Muslimsand the remainder are translations by non-Muslims.
1.
Pickthall “And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun andthe moon. They float, each in an orbit.”
2.
Yusuf Ali“It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and themoon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.”
3.
Hilali-Khan “And He it is Who has created the night and the day, and thesun and the moon, each in an orbit floating.”
4.
Shakir "And He it is Who created the night and the day and the sun andthe moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in their celestial spheres.”
5.
Sher Ali“And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun andthe moon, each gliding along smoothly in its orbit”.
6.
Khalifa “And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sunand the moon; each floating in its own orbit.”

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