Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Book Review: Moon-o-theism, Chapter 14

I thought the section about a night-time mirage causing the "splitting the moon" was, in retrospect, obvious. However, I couldn't shake the nagging feeling that I'm an outsider looking in on this. Just like random people come up with naturalistic phenomena to explain various biblical miracles, the explanations Yoel Natan offers seem like they would have been considered, and rejected, by true believers for reasons with which I am unfamiliar. I think this chapter would have been strengthened by citing some Islamic scholars, and why they reject these hypotheses.

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