Wednesday, January 23, 2002

It seems that Islamists, some with ties to our ex-friend Osama bin Laden, are touting the Quran as having anticipated many of the discoveries of modern Western science. It gets a bit strained --- one verse saying that "God made man as a leech" is touted as anticipation of modern embryology. But no matter.

Here's the real question. Science being what it is, if these parallels are pushed far enough, they're going to trip on Quranic parallels to some bit of Western science which gets overturned by futher scientific evidence. What then --- revise the Quran?


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