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Science proving miracles?

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:30:54 AM
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    Rated 4.6/5 stars (89 votes cast)

    I just finished two interesting documentaries aired on the Discovery Channel and the BCC last month. These are no hocus pocus programs going over myth, miracle and magic to explain the unexplainable. These were very scientific and very well documented features going into details and examining biblical stories (also in the Quran) and going over the historical evidence and scientific proof that supports the "plausibility" of such miracles.

    The two I watched were Sodom and Gomorrah (قوم لوط) and Exodus. With great deal of detail scientific scrutiny. Taking into account the historical side, scientific side and even the social side. The results were astonishing to say the least

    Now, I'm not saying these discoveries are going to make a believer out of everyone. But what they provide in Miracle has some bases in scientific fact, in that sense, Holy books becomes historical testaments on historical events that at least some people saw the hand of God in action. But skeptics who refuse miracles without explanation (like myself) can be satisfied that "God" doesn't just make things happen with no reason. In my view God wouldn't violate the laws of Causality that he himself have created. Or that's what I believe

    The show explains the parting of the sea, with a scientific experiment in the lab, and a bigger scale experiment in Florida proving it  can actually happen then found the actual location in the sea where it could possibly happen.

    Even the raining fiery stones from the sky over Sodom and Gomorrah, were explained using a few thousand year old clay plate found in Samaria documenting a rare event in the sky, An asteroid on its way that eventually landed around Austria. With burning stones from the impact crater pluming to the stratosphere and rained back as fire from the sky over the Dead Sea area. The artifact from Ancient Samaria was translated only this year.

    Proof from astronomical investigation following the speed, size and trajectory of the asteroid that exploded in a 100 times larger force than the largest nuclear weapon. But investigators went also to the geologic evidence and proved scientifically that there was what can be considered a massive event around the same time frame.

    Nobody ended up converting, believing or anything. But it's chilling to see that if you look deep enough. You can prove anything with science. Even miraculous events in the bible. Not only that, but if you don't believe anything religions every tell you. Consider the positive sides, the ethics they teach, the morals they promote, the logic and advice they provide, the hope they give ... To billions

    But add to that list one very important item. These books, tales provide what can be Historical fact, even if it was fact of the eyes of 5000 year old humans. A legacy of humanity, rich with the very first written and preserved historic accounts of prehistoric humans

    An interesting part in the Exodus story, a claim is made, a very astonishing claim. The claim is that Mount Badr in Saudi Arabia is actually the real Mount Sinai. Yes, it's the same mount Badr where the Muslims won their very first battle. Astonishing how all this area is just completely riddled with history and human heritage, from the beginning of time

    No one might be able to unequivocally prove religions and faith are true. But, at least many believers can rest assured that what they believe isn't something people can laugh at. Even science is finally proving increasing its plausibility.

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    • #1
    • Nizar
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    • On: 12/30/2008 6:23:42 AM
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    What are the names of these documentaries, I would really like to have a look at them.

    The way I see it as you have narrated the events in the films is that if there was enough evidence to prove these religions true, the makers of the film wouldn't be still atheists.

    I will put it simple and clear, science is the understanding of reality.

    talking snakes, devils, angels, spirits, unicorns are not part of our reality because science can't prove their existence.

    you might say will because they are transparent, see through, can't hold them into a closed bottle or a test tube, but there are many things that we can't see nor touch or feel like radio waves, microwaves, ultraviolet, infrared, x rays, gamma rays, alpha rays, beta rays...

    science has proven their existence through studying the behavior of the atoms around us which everything in our universe is made up of.

    We don't know everything, anybody that tells you i know the whole absolute truth is a lair, because no one does, but we know some truth!
    and that truth contradicts and does not go along with what religions and holy books claim.

    a serial killer can give you good advise that will help your social life with the people around you but that doesn't mean that he is sent down to you from good.

    Sounding good, true, nice, comforting what ever is not the same as being the truth.

    Jesus might have existed, Noah might have existed too and carried his herd with him on a boat trip but that doesn't mean that they are goods messengers or gods sons nor does that prove gods existence.

    anyway, I better make no judgments about the film before i see it.
    • #2
    • Qwaider
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    • On: 12/30/2008 6:43:18 AM
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    They're called "Sodom and Gomorrah" and "Exudes", they aired for the first time on 11/29/2008

    As I said, I didn't say "definitely" I said, it makes some miracles "Plausible"

    I just want to refer to the things we can't see, first of all. The smallest we can see is around the width of an Atom. The smallest time frame we can see is also barely around few atto seconds. If you know what Plank's constant is, you will know that there are WORLDS that exist between those periods of time and small spaces. (like in the string theory if you ever heard of it)
    Those are one world that is forbidden for us to see .. yet!
    Second one is anything beyond 14 billion light-years away. We have NO IDEA what lies beyond that
    Third, it's scientifically proven that plausibility of alternate universes. How they exist is anyone's guess. But they can exist in a different phase in the SAME space that we occupy.
    Those are very few examples of things that may-or-may-not exist. But we have theorized about them and there's a lot of evidence that supports them

    As scientests we can't rule out things that we have not seen or proved. The reason we don't make such bold claims is that we have learned from history
    • #3
    • Nizar
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    • On: 12/30/2008 7:13:21 AM
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    The fact that you deliberately use confusing, unpopular nor familiar names of theories to the majority of us just to sound smart is not something new to me.

    In fact all you did is just proved what I have previously said, ''we don't know the whole truth but we know some truth''.

    the point that I am making is that science is far far more developed than we can imagine, science has made many discoveries of things around us that we have never knew about nor were able to see or feel.

    Unfortunately till this day nothing has been discovered that supports the existence of spirits, Satan, devils, genies and all these things that we hear about from the holy books.

    In fact there has been many discoveries through science that contradicts the stories and the tellings of the holy books.

    Proving religious stories to be scientifically true can be difficult, and I understand why they have failed miserably over and over in proving any one of them to be true scientifically, because they are based on anything but realistic, existing, reliable, credible, empirical, testable evidence.

    But disproving scientific evidence against them is not something that I can understand, and they have failed in doing that over and over with no supportive results.
    • #4
    • Qwaider
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    • On: 12/30/2008 7:17:58 AM
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    Just see the documentaries if you can. And then decide for yourself if there's evidence or not

    What theories that you think I'm using to confuse you? Trust me, I'm not trying to "sound smart"

    • #5
    • Nizar
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    • On: 12/30/2008 7:25:02 AM
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    I am familiar with those theories and are nothing new to me, in fact i am very interested in them, but I would say 8/10 don't have a clue about them if not more.

    I will leave you a comment after I watch these movies.
    • #6
    • za3tar
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    • On: 12/30/2008 8:09:38 AM
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    Cool.
    There have been other examples were science has proven stuff that came in holy books, so this is not a total first. It is interesting nonetheless. Certainly, it is a first (afaik) for the events of the parting sea and the rockets rain.

    By the way, wasn't Badr a water well ? I thought that was the whole strategy that Muslims stayed near the water well and blocked it from Qurayesh. Or was that water well also on top of a hill ? .. Because the mountain i remember is Uhud in the Battle of Uhud where the Muslims stayed on top of it.
    • #7
    • Qwaider
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    • On: 12/30/2008 9:25:29 AM
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    Apparently, there's a mountain as well. (in addition) I think the area is called Badr, which makes it interesting by the way. Because the Hebrews apparently ended up lost in Arabia instead of Sinai
    • #8
    • Jad
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    • On: 12/30/2008 12:21:18 PM
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    What's the name of the documentary? is it on Google Video? any link to download it?
    • #9
    • kinzi
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    • On: 12/30/2008 4:57:27 PM
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    Cool!!

    Nizar, I don't know any atheists who have converted from being intellectually shown the scientific proofs of faith, but know many who have realized their need for forgiveness and being made right with their creator.

    There is a book called "The Mountain of God" about two adventurers who followed the Biblical wanderings of the Jews and came to the same conclusions: it's in Saudi. It's been fenced and guarded since they saw it. The only reason tradition says it was the Sinai is because Constantine's mother had a vision.
    i wanna watch that too, but i have a note, you said that God would not break his own rules, well, how else is he going to convince us his messangers are telling the truth? Allah made this universe according to certain rules called "science" and then broke science on the hands of his messangers, 3ad if he left physical evidence behind is another story, but all the verses in the quran state that He indeed DID leave trails and signs, so the miracle itself is a scientific or physical happening that occurs against scientific rules

    to Nizar: I think you're confusing finding God with Knowing God, to know God look at his massive creatures and the little ones and the ones in between, at the amazing coherency in everything, at yourself, and others, but to find God you look inside you, science cannot prove God exists, because our knowledge is soooo limited, we do not look around to find evidence of stories in the Quran, we believe the stories because they were told in the Quran, we passed the level of "finding" God and now we simply trust him and want to know more about him... so you can try to look in nature and science for proof of God forever, i assure you, you will find nothing... and that is God's rule Himself

    سورة يونس
    95 إِنّ الذين حقّت عليهِم كَلِمَت ربك لا يؤمنون
    ولو جاءتهم كل آية حتى يروا العذاب الأليم 96  

    سورة الأنعام 25
    ومنهم من يستمع إِلَيك وجعلنا على قلوبهِم أَكنة أن يفقهوه وفي آذانهم وقرا وإِن يروا كل آية لا يؤمنوا بها حتى إذا جآؤوك يجادلونك يقول الذين كفروا إِن هذا إِلا أساطيرُ الأولين

    سورة الأعراف 146
    سأَصرف عن آياتي الذين يتكبرون في الأَرض بِغير الحق وإِن يروا كل آية لا يؤمنوا بها وإِن يروا سبيل الرشد لاَ يتخذوه سبِيلا وإِن يروا سبيل الغي يتخذوه سبيلا ذلك بأنهم كذبوا بِآياتنا وكانوا عنها غافلين
    • #11
    • Qwaider
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    • On: 12/30/2008 9:34:47 PM
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    Jad
    The documentaries are called: "Sodom and Gomorra" and "exodus", I'll get you more production details soon.

    Kinzi
    Thanks for the additional information. I think the mountain is under guard because f its historical significance to Muslims as well. Since there was a battle fought next to it, and Muslims were on top of it at one point.

    Mariam
    I believe, that god is ultimate perfection. Perfection in space and time. One of these aspects of perfection is causing everything to happen with his will. Certain things could have gone left or right, but that's where the will of god interfere. Even in things that won't happen without a million in one chance. It's god's will to make it happen. This includes the big-bang, Creation of Earth, emergence of Life, evolution in one direction and not the other. Everything is well orchestrated, down to the nano-second.
    But that's my belief, and I'm not looking to impose it on anyone or project it onto others.
    • #12
    • Assil
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    • On: 12/31/2008 12:45:27 AM
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    nice review, cant wait to watch them myself.. but if i get this right, the documentaries actually proved that the "miracles" are scientificly possible, which makes them not really miracles after all!! i guess an atheist's point of view would be the exact opposite of converting to religion.. nature did it not God!! just like ancient pagans would think the solar eclipse was a sign of God's anger. once it became understood that its a normal phenomenon, it wasnt a miracle anymore..
    in soddom and gomorra, couldnt the phenomenon have been just a coincidence that people interpreted as an act of God.. or another scenario, couldnt the whole story have been made up after the fact??
    • #13
    • Qwaider
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    • On: 12/31/2008 5:13:11 AM
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    I think everything can be explained scientifically. There was a time in science history where everything was being dismissed as impossible. But the more we know the less we say the word Impossible. If certain things can occur naturally. Then why can't it happen with the will of God?

    Anyway, we might never know for certain.
    • #14
    • Hani Obaid
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    • On: 12/31/2008 7:59:11 AM
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    I would love to see the videos too although where I went to school, they showed us this kind of film on a regular basis

    I agree with Maryam. I think each prayer can in fact be viewed as a request to change the rules, to intervene and change the outcome. The best example is Abraham's prayer which is documented in the Quran:

    "رَّبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنتُ مِن ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِندَ بَيْتِكَ الْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ فَاجْعَلْ أَفْئِدَةً مِّنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِي إِلَيْهِمْ وَارْزُقْهُم مِّنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْكُرُونَ"

    translation for English readers:
    O God I have left some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without plants, near your Sacred House; so that they hold regular Prayer o lord fill the hearts of men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks.

    So he left his family in a place where plants can't grow (desert), and asked God to make people's hearts always love that place, and to make it "fruitful" (dates).

    My dad is fond of pointing that aya out especially at hajj time and saying that's why that mountain and the area around the ka3ba is never empty any time of the year.


    "Qwaider said: Consider the positive sides, the ethics they teach, the morals they promote, the logic and advice they provide, the hope they give ... To billions"

    Why only consider the positive side ? There has been at least as much negative if not more.
    • #15
    • KJ
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    • On: 12/31/2008 8:02:17 AM
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    Nizar, Qwaider is not trying to act smart, but I think you're thinking dumb of the 8/10 people who won't know what those theories are and making yourself smart to include yourself in the remaining two slots.

    Since science has expanded beyond our imagination, and with the miraculous invention of the internet, one can only go to wiki and type in the terms Qwaider mentioned and the 8/10 figure would change.
    • #17
    • Qwaider
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    • On: 1/1/2009 6:28:53 AM
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    Whisperer
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    لكني اعترف انّني اخطأت في كلامي و انه بالفعل ربّنا ايّد رسله بالمعجزات لإقناع ضعاف القلوب. معجزات لم و لن يمكن تفسيرها و ليس لها اساس او تفسير علمي
    اشكر لك كلماتك. و مرورك. و اثمّن لك نصيحتك. جازاك الله كل الخير
    #12 yakhok, u call it nature, we call it God, ur nature is smart i think you should set some time every now and then to "thank it"
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