Scientific Approach to the Quran
A truly scientific approach to the Quran is possible
because the Quran offers something that is not offered by other religious scriptures, in particular, and other
religions, in general. It is what scientists demand. Today
there are many people who have ideas and theories about
how the universe works. These people are all over the place, but the scientific community does not even bother to listen to them. This is because within the last century the
scientific community has demanded a test of falsification.
They say, "If you have theory, do not bother us with it unless you bring with that theory a way for us to prove
whether you are wrong or not."
Such a test was exactly why the scientific community
listened to Einstein towards the beginning of the century. He came with a new theory and said, "I believe the universe works like this; and here are three ways to prove
whether I am wrong!" So the scientific community subjected his theory to the tests, and within six years it passed all three. Of course, this does not prove that he was great, but it proves that he deserved to be listened to
because he said, "This is my idea; and if you want to try to
prove me wrong, do this or try that."
This is exactly what the Quran has - falsification tests. Some
are old (in that they have already been proven true), and
some still exist today. Basically it states, "If this book is not
what it claims to be, then all you have to do is this or this or
this to prove that it is false." Of course, in years no
one has been able to do "This or this or this," and thus it is
still considered true and authentic