Talk:Qur'anic scientific foreknowledge
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It's reeeeaaaalllly long, surpassing that other article which was hotly contested as being way too long. Would it be useful to put stuff into subpages instead, with links from here to the claims? oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 00:16, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
- The idea is that, rather than putting all of the stuff about QSF on a single page, it is spread over a number of subpages, each of which deals with one particular claim. The silver rating should be regarded as a rating of all those subpages plus this one combined, rather than just of this particular page.--JorisEnter (talk) 16:36, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
scientific foreknowledge in other books
- There's been fiction which called a few things about technology decades ahead of time. 1984 and Brave New World both had some things close to the mark. In the more straight sci-fi, Jules Verne was onto a thing or two, but he liked to write things set in the future so some of that was bound to be right just by accident. Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash has a VR world that is...basically a 3D internet. Big, loud, flashy, and some people have set their 3D avatars to be walking penis or dragons. To get away from science, Bram Stoker's Dracula had Renfield, when talking to Quincey Morris the American, declared that one day the Stars and Stripes would cover a span from the pole to the tropics--some fifty years before Alaska and Hawaii became States.
- To reiterate: there's been uncounted volumes of fiction written, though, so some of it's bound to have correct guesses about the future here and there. It's really not worth geeking out about. Except for Snow Crash, that book's fun. --Maxus (talk) 08:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)