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. (that's the source of your op btw, as I'm sure you are aware)
There are other problems with Moore's interpretation too. Not least is the claim of Muhammed that the dates of the alaqa and mudghah were 40-80 days and 80-120 days of gestation respectively, rather than 24-25 days and 26-27 days. It also begs the question as to why, if the Qur'an really is giving us a highly precise scientific account of human development, it only mentions four stages, nutfah, alaqa, mudghah, plus the clothing of bones with flesh. Between fertilization and day 28 for example Moore lists no fewer than 13 stages in his textbook. Why does the Qur'an say nothing about any of these other stages? The reality is that the more ambiguous the meaning of the Arabic terms, and the more meanings that can be attached to certain words, the less convincingly can they be said to be highly precise scientific terms.
However, the most convincing explanation, and the most worrying for those who maintain that the Qur'an is God's eternal Word, untampered with and free from any human interference, is that the Qur'an is merely repeating the teaching of the enormously influential Greek physician Galen. If this is the case, not only is the Qur'an wrong, but it also plagiarises ancient Greek literature!
A point often missed, though alluded to by Dr. Campbell, is the phrase “min bain” which literally means “from between”. If this interpretation is accepted, which seems to be the case from a reading of the commonly available translations, then one must also note that semen emanates from the penis, and not from between the penis and the vagina. To be strictly correct, semen emanates from the penis into the vagina. This point seems to rule out tara’ib as being anything to do with the female sexual partner.
Aristotle believed that humans originated from the action of male semen upon female menstrual blood  which leaves us with something of a dilemma. If we translate alaqa as "clot" it means that the Qur'an is completely wrong about human development, since there is absolutely no stage during which the embryo consists of a clot. The only situation in which an embryo might appear like a clot is during a miscarriage, in which case the clotted blood which is seen to emerge (much of which comes from the mother incidentally) is solidified and by definition no longer alive. So if ever an embryo appeared to look like a clot it would never develop any further into a human; it would be a dead mass of bloody miscarrying flesh. Since Muhammed had several wives it is entirely likely that he would be very familiar with miscarriages. Alternatively it could be hinting at Aristotle's incorrect belief that the embryo originated from the combination of male sperm and female menstrual blood.
Would you then care to explain how he performed miracles?
If he wasn't able to read or write, ...
The Arabs were so wild and un-educated during the time before Islam that they buried their newly born daughters alive.
same here... I received mine from my country and the public school systems teach us here inadvertently because it is directly tied to the founding of this nation.
Originally posted by DOLCOTT
reply to post by andy06shake
SPOT ON, very well said. The problem with organized religion today is it is organized. I do not need someone to tell how to pray, what to pray for or who to. I received the gift of a brain from my maker and can read his word clearly.
The irony. It's overwhelming.
Originally posted by Iason321
Here's the premise of the Kuran - everything in the Torah and the Bible is true, and is Gods work, yet was somehow "corrupted" - and no muslim ever provides evidence of the so called corruption.
Oh and lets not forget - you should stone women for 5,000 different reasons, and Jesus was just a prophet / good teacher, not God.
Yeah, real good "holy text".
Originally posted by andy06shake
I was bought up with Protestant beliefs, had them instilled into me through family and school system. You just have to break free, think for yourself, i know it sounds funky but knowing yourself is really important. Prayer is between you and which ever deity you wish, as soon as we involve another individual communion becomes retarded and twisted because there is no conection any longer, the priest is speaking on your behalf. Just my opinion people.edit on 29-3-2012 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)
but of one individual soul I think not...
Originally posted by andy06shake
reply to post by SisyphusRide
By priest i mean whatever there/your/my version is, we are free but Jebus or Muhammad(peace be upon him) had crap all to do with it, Human consciousness is nearly ready for the next level thats all.
edit on 29-3-2012 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)