One of the most common arguments heard from Muslims is that everything in the Quran has been confirmed by modern science. Is there really any accurate science in the Quran? What kinds of things are Muslims claiming to be science in the Quran? Some of the most prevalent claims concerning science in the Quran are reviewed here. Do those claims stand up to scrutiny?
About the Author
I grew up in East Texas and now resides in San Antonio. I am the grandson of a Pentecostal preacher and have a sister who is a born again Christian. I am also the proud father of a twelve year old daughter. I studied for my AA while living in Seattle, focusing on mathematics, journalism and philosophy. It was during this time that I studied the religions of Islam, Buddhism and Taoism. Each of them seemed just as empty as any other religion. I have been a member of the online atheist community for over ten years.
Are humans the only moral species? Where do our morals come from? Do we really need an ancient book telling us what to do and what not to do? Is there such a thing as objective morality and does that phrase even make sense? By answering these questions maybe Christians can finally stop asking us why atheists aren’t all a bunch of rapists and murderers.
Is there a difference between atheist and agnostic? What do those words mean and are they mutually exclusive? Is absence of evidence a logical basis for belief? By answering these questions perhaps conversations can move more quickly past the semantics games some theists play and lay the burden of proof where it belongs, with the theist.
Too many American schoolchildren are subjected to religious teachings in public schools. Many already know this is a violation of the Constitution, but what can a student do about it? There’s a reason for secular public education in America and kids need to know what resources they have available if they or someone they know is being preached to in the classroom.
Some theists just don’t get it. Why can’t skeptics just believe the same way they do? There’s a reason they’re called tall tales and sometimes people need to be reminded of the tall tales they don’t believe in, and why the don’t believe in them. It is also important to understand why the desire to believe can be so alluring.