18th October 2009

“Perhaps we could incorporate some of the holy Koran's unique scientific insights into the curriculum. Astronomy students will benefit from the knowledge that our Sun is not rotating on the outer edge of the Milky Way, but actually sets every night into a murky pond of water.”

Anon.

2 Responses to “18th October 2009”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Here is the rest of the quote by “Lancevoix” from The Guardian Podcast of 7 March 2007.
    It includes some startling knowledge from the Koran about aspects of the human male body which, too, are presumably being taught to Muslims.

    “Perhaps we could incorporate some of the holy Koran’s unique scientific insights into the curriculum. Astronomy students will benefit from the knowledge that our Sun is not rotating on the outer edge of the Milky Way, but actually sets every night into a murky pond of water. This was confirmed by none other than Alexander the Great [Zul-qarnain]!

    “He [i.e. Zul-qarnain] followed, until he reached the setting of the sun. He found it set in a spring of murky water.” (Surah XVIII ( Kahf) vs. 85-86)

    Biology students will also be fascinated to discover that human semen is actually produced in the area between a man’s backbone and ribs (Sura 86:6-7), and not in the testes and prostate gland, as has been laughably claimed by modern anatomists. It is curious that the ancient Greeks also asserted this to be the case, and we know that much of their learning had been preserved in Arabia and Egypt. But I doubt very much if the compilers of the holy Koran would have incorporated these Greek beliefs into their text, as we all know that all the material within represents a true account of the angelic discourse to Mohammed and not, as some scallywags have asserted, a garbled, pan-Arabic regurgitation of absurd Judeo/Christian dogma, full of contradictions and factual errors.”

  2. John Says:

    Spooky… or, I guess another case where the true truth is only the way preachers tell it. Sounds to me that muslim preachers also maintain a vested interest in keeping their fools intellectually lazy, dumb and stupid.