Flat Earth

American creationists and IDers aren’t the only religiously-motivated anti-science kooks out there. See, for example, this post on Little Green Footballs about Iraqi “astronomy researcher” Fadhel Al-Sa’d, who claimed on Iraqi TV that the sun is half the size of the earth; and flat, as are the moon and earth. His evidence:

What I say is based on Koranic science. He bases his arguments on the kind of science that I reject categorically – the modern science that they teach in schools. This science is a heretic innovation that has no confirmation in the Koran. No verse in the Koran indicates that the Earth is round or that it rotates. Anything that has no indication in the Koran is false.

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