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Miracles of the Quran Exposed

Miracles of the Quran Exposed

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Miracles of the Quran Exposed.

Ex-Muslims respond to claims that there are "scientific miracles" in the Koran and discuss 23 of them.

1. Embryology in the Quran
2. Seven layers of the Atmosphere/Seven Heavens
3. Speed of light
4. Female Bee
5. Black Holes and Quasars
6. Cat’s Eye Nebula
7. Creation in pairs
8. Creation with Clay
9. Darkness in the Sea
10. Egg Shaped Earth
11. Gender determination
12. Iron Miracle
13. Land decreasing
14. Mountains as pegs
15. The two Sea’s not mixing
16. Semen Production
17. Seven Earth’s/ Seven Layers of Earth’s Crust
18. Sinful Cerebellum
19. Mohammed splitting the Moon
20. Big Bang in Quran
21. City of Iram
22. Geographical Miracle/ Dead Sea lowest point on Earth
23. Miracle of 19

And all of them are not true.
Miracles of the Quran Exposed.

Ex-Muslims respond to claims that there are "scientific miracles" in the Koran and discuss 23 of them.

1. Embryology in the Quran
2. Seven layers of the Atmosphere/Seven Heavens
3. Speed of light
4. Female Bee
5. Black Holes and Quasars
6. Cat’s Eye Nebula
7. Creation in pairs
8. Creation with Clay
9. Darkness in the Sea
10. Egg Shaped Earth
11. Gender determination
12. Iron Miracle
13. Land decreasing
14. Mountains as pegs
15. The two Sea’s not mixing
16. Semen Production
17. Seven Earth’s/ Seven Layers of Earth’s Crust
18. Sinful Cerebellum
19. Mohammed splitting the Moon
20. Big Bang in Quran
21. City of Iram
22. Geographical Miracle/ Dead Sea lowest point on Earth
23. Miracle of 19

And all of them are not true.

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INTRODUCTION

Dr Al Zeiny, PhD, claims a ‘so-called’ proof of Quranic Science by positing the
proposition that the Quran correctly predicted the geological fact that land is decreasing
due to the movements of tectonic plates. He cites verses 13:41 and 21:44 as evidence.

ANALYSIS

Quran and Modern Science

Dr. Al Zeiny, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Koranic School Graduate
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
University of Evansville

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Land is decreasing due to the movements of tectonic plates.

Don’t they See that We gradually reduce the land from its outlying boundaries? Where
God commands, there is none to put back His command (Quran 13:41)

Indeed we gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period
grew long for them; don’t they see our ability in reducing the land from its outlying
borders? Is it then they who will win? (Quran 21:44)

The presumption is that continental land is decreasing due to convergence of tectonic
plates, leading to either subduction or continental collision. What Dr Zeiny neglects to
mention is that, according to the Theory of Plate Tectonics, convergence must equal
divergence. This is particularly true if the size of the earth is constant (though some earth
scientists believe an expanding earth hypothesis). (Ref)

Secondly, the tectonic plate map shows that subduction is by far the more common
convergence phenomenon (compared to continental collision). Subduction occurs only
with oceanic lithosphere as only oceanic lithosphere is dense enough to be subducted.
Therefore, in subduction the colliding continental crust is not significantly reduced, and
may increase due to subduction-related volcanic activity. (Ref)

In fact, partial melting of the subducting lithosphere leads to the production of andesite,
which is the major building block of continental crust.

In other words, continental crust was produced by subduction activity.

http://www.geol.umd.edu/pages/faculty/WALKER/GEOL212/212Topic5PP.pdf

Thirdly, while continental collision may reduce land surface due to elevation of the
continental crust on impact, it is unclear whether this leads to overall reduction in land
surface area if rift activity is taken into account.

Therefore, in theory, convergence of tectonic plates may not reduce land surface area.
Further, Dr Zeiny also forgot other geological processes including erosion, sedimentation,
sea-level fluctuations due to climactic changes, and volcanism due to mantle plumes.
These also affect the continental land area.

How does the theory match practical observations?

Some scientists claim that the supercontinent Pangea covered about a quarter of the
earth’s surface by the end of the Permian Period about 200 million years ago. (Ref)

Contrast this to the fact that at present 29.1% of the total earth’s surface area is land.

Therefore it seems the ‘land’ is not decreasing after all, or has not changed much in
surface area in the past 200 million years (with some fluctuations due to ice ages etc.)

Here is further scientific proof that land has not been decreasing at all over the past
billion years. (Ref)

In the geological record, there are indications that the relative proportion of land and
ocean, and the average depth of the world's oceans, has remained relatively constant

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for at least the last one billion years of the Earth's history. This is inferred from the fact
that the maximum thickness of undisturbed marine sedimentary deposits has remained
essentially the same, around 50,000' [~15 km], for that span of time.

The explanation for the relative constancy of the earth’s land surface area is given as
follows:

Plate Tectonics is now generally recognized as the ultimate cause of orogeny (mountain
building). Orogeny, by whichever mechanism, represents a process of thickening
continents vertically. If the volume of continental material is to remain constant, vertical
thickening must represent a reduction in their surface area. If the surface area of
continents is reduced, then the area covered by oceans must increase, which, if ocean
volume is also constant, represents a lowering of sea levels. Over the long span of
geological time, this shift in area from land to ocean is balanced by the forces of erosion.

How did Allah get this geological fact WRONG? Therefore, it would seem that the Quran
cannot be divine because it contains patently false information.

CONCLUSION

Alas for Dr Zeiny, the geological facts do not support his case that land is decreasing as
the Quran supposedly suggests.

In fact, I'd like to thank Dr Zeiny for helping to prove the Quran incorrect in asserting
that land is decreasing, and thereby also prove that the Quran is false and therefore man-
made. By extension, Dr Zeiny has also proven that Allah is also false and therefore man-
made.

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