No, I'm not here to torture you with another story of mine where I started believing nonsense. Don't worry, this topic is about a guy who threw some quranic verses at me and cited some stuff from an islamic website:
"In the 24th surah - Light - the Quran speaks at length about the formation of clouds. Specifically, nimbus and cumulonimbus clouds, which produce rain. Quran, 24:43 reads:
"Have you not seen how Allah makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain come out of it?"
This is an almost shockingly accurate description of how cumulonimbus clouds are formed. They occur when smaller clouds are pushed together by the wind. This could be the "moving gently" referenced above. Once a number of these slight clouds are in close proximity to each other, they amalgamate or "join together". At this point, something known as a "vertical updraft" takes place.
A vertical updraft is a rising of air within a cloud. It causes the top portion of the cloud to expand upwards, often to great heights. Vertical updrafts are generally uneven and usually raise different sections of one cloud to different heights, giving it the appearance of several clouds piled on top of each other. Islamic scholars justifiably believe this is the "stacking" referred to in the passage included above."
So I ignored his explanation because he probably copied it off from some book or something. I'm only concerned with the eternal guidance for mankind, the book known as Quran and what it is saying. Here is what I replied to the "miraculous" explanation of rain cloud formation:
"What your Quran talks about is very obvious. The formation of clouds described in the presented verse has attempted to simplify a complex process into ultra simple actions of "Allah moves the clouds", "Allah joins the clouds", "Allah makes the joined clouds a stack" and then "Allah causes rain from the stacked clouds". Now, assuming, the Arabs were not mentally retarded, all of these descriptions mentioned can be observed by the naked eye if you dedicate enough time to find out how the clouds are formed. You don't need any scientific equipment to figure out that the clouds move and join together. You're missing a whole lot of complex explanation and scientific logic behind the what's and why's of cumulonimbus and nimbus clouds formation. It is not possible to narrow down something to such a crazily simple explanation."
So, was I correct? Is there any logical word to specify that the mentioned phenomenon is something obvious and observable and requires nothing special.
Like, the word which came up in my mind was "observable evidence" but I'm not sure if it does justice to what I'm trying to say as is mentioned above i.e. the phenomenon, as mentioned in your quranic verse, is so simple it could be observed by anyone at anytime just by naked eyes.
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