PZ Myers vs Islamists on Embryology
Last weekend was the International Atheist Convention in Dublin, and it was great! I saw old friends, met tons of new friends, and enjoyed this pleasant interaction between PZ Myers and a group of Muslim men, in which they attempt to convince him that the science in the Qu’ran is accurate:
This conversation was in progress for at least 10 minutes before I pulled out my camera, but here are the final 15 minutes before we all went back inside to watch the amazing Maryam Namazie, who told one of these Islamists to “sit down and shut up because I’m not finished speaking.” Later at lunch she told me that she always tells
Muslim Islamist [ED: Maryam clarifies this distinction in the comments below!] men at her talks to shut up, even if they’re not talking, because many have no idea how to respond to a woman being that aggressive toward them.
In this conversation, the Muslim men are arguing that the Qu’ran contains accurate scientific information that could only have been known via revelation. Note that at the beginning of the conversation, they do not know that PZ Myers is an embryologist.
YouTuber AronRa jumps in near the middle of the video.
Here’s the Islamic explanation of how embryos form (bones first, then flesh).
Here’s a substantial refutation to Professor Moore and comparison to Aristotle’s explanation on embryo formation.