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Re: THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE IN THE QURAN 1400 YEARS AGO

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  • Mister Coraxo
    These are spams, he is spamming GnosticThought club as well. Corax
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 13, 2002
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      These are spams, he is spamming GnosticThought club as well.

      Corax


      --- In gnosticism2@y..., lady_caritas <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Domiati, I am curious. How do your posts relate to Gnosticism, the
      > focus of this group?
      >
      > Cari
      >
      > --- In gnosticism2@y..., "private" <domiati@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > The expansion of the Universe is the most imposing discovery of
      > > modern science. Today it is a firmly established
      > > concept and the only debate centres around the way this is taking
      > > place. It was first suggested by the general theory of relativity
      > and
      > > is backed up by physics in the examination of the galactic
      > spectrum;
      > > the regular movement towards the red section of their spectrum may
      > be
      > > explained by the distancing of one galaxy from another.
      > > Thus the size of the Universe is probably constantly increasing and
      > > this increase will become bigger the further away the galaxies are
      > > from us. The speeds at which these celestial bodies are moving may,
      > > in the course of this perpetual expansion, go from fractions of
      > the
      > > speed of light to speeds faster than this.
      > > The following verse of the Qur'an (sura 51, verse 47) where God is
      > > speaking,
      > > "The heaven, We have built it with power. Verily. We are expanding
      > > it."
      > > 'Heaven' is the translation of the word sama' and this is exactly
      > the
      > > extra-terrestrial world that is meant.
      > > 'We are expanding it' is the translation of the plural present
      > > participle musi'una of the verb ausa'a meaning 'to make wider, more
      > > spacious, to extend, to expand'.
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