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Offline mclinkin94

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Quran 78:7 And the mountains as pegs

I remember answering Islam and Wikiislam once had articles making fun of the Quran for saying this. Oh, how the tables have turned!  ;D

This is known as "Mountain Roots"

This is a .edu site:

http://geoscience.wisc.edu/~chuck/Classes/Mtn_and_Plates/mtn_roots.html#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20point%20is,of%20average%20crust%20and%20mantle.

"The most important point is that mountains have buoyant roots that extend downward into the mantle beneath a mountain range, and that the roots are, in general, about 5.6 times deeper than the height of the range.  This result reflects the difference between the densities of average crust and mantle."

5.6 times deeper! Doesn't that sound like a peg? A peg/stake has a small head and a long tail. The height of the mountain is the head of the peg, and the root of the mountain (which is 5.6x deeper!) is the tail of the peg!

Now how does an unlettered desert dwelling Arab see that the mountain is a peg? Did he have a SONAR ultrasound machine to measure the mountain root? Isn't it clear to him mountains go up and not down? So how did he know that mountains go down like a peg when to him it looks like it only goes up?

http://www.ocerints.org/socioint19_e-publication/abstracts/papers/277.pdf

This is a scientific article written by Muslims in Turkey (not the same as the .edu site above): "The mountain functions as a nail holding the earth together and this process is known as isostasy. This process of stabilizing the earth used the gravitational stress from the mountain to yield flow of rock material thus creating equilibrium"









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Re: They used to make fun of us for saying mountains are pegs, LOL!
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 12:48:13 AM »
Also this image for description:

https://imgur.com/a/Lm3HdJM

 

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