SMM quoted this site
Nature of this sea, namely meet each other, but not mixed with each other at all, just found by expert sea. Because the style of physics called "surface tension", waters in the sea close together will not be mixed. Because of the differences caused by the thickness of water, the voltage prevent the surface ocean are both mixed with each other, as if have thin walls in between them.
Further down the same page there is the modern urban legend that Jacques Cousteau became a Moslem:
Mr. Costeau wonders hearing verses of the Qur'an that, beyond his wondering see the miracle of the never seen the sea. The Quran is impossible prepared by Muhammad who lived in the seventh century, a period when there is no suit the sophisticated equipment to reach remote locations that are far in the ocean depths. Truly a miracle, the news about the bizarre phenomenon of the century 14 terbukti finally back on the 20th century. Mr. Costeau said that the Qur'an is truly holy book that contains the word of God, that all abortion is absolutely correct. With it also immediately embrace Islam.
But here is the major point:
Paragraph that reads "Marajal bahraini yaltaqiyaan, bainahumaa barzakhun laa yabghiyaan ..." meaning "He let the two oceans meet, among them there is a limit that can not be penetrated."
Obviously the author didn't translate that; his English looks as bad as my Spanish, to tell the truth.
That's not the quote about the salt and the fresh water. That's from Koran 55:19-20. The quote about the salt water is Koran, 25:53:
He is the one who has set free the two kinds of water, one sweet and palatable, and the other salty and bitter. And He has made between them a barrier and a forbidding partition.
Please note word for sea
in Arabic is bahrain
. The island we call Bahrain actually means Sea Island. I can't find the site now but I was informed that the word Mohammed used for barrier was based on an Arabic root for stone.
Here is something weird.
Here in Florida before we had the railroad the US government had a postal service on the coast of barefoot mailmen. They traveled up and down the coast walking where the sand was damp enough to make it firmer. At once place near me there was no post office but a can nailed to a palm tree. To buy stamps a person would put money in an envelope addressing it to the postman. He would take mail from the can to deliver it and put the letters for the residents in it. There was no town there. The can was a cocoa can. The address was "COCOA CAN, FLORIDA", later "COCOA, FLORIDA". Now to the point. At Biscayne Bay the postman there would row a boat out. Sometimes he would take a drink of fresh water from pipe in the bay. The pipe went down thru the rock and into a well of fresh water.
When I first read that I was sure it was wrong. The water in rock under the sea must be sea water that seeped down. Later I found it is this way. Sea water is alkaline. Carbon dioxide in sea water combines with calcium to form calcium carbonate. This deposits on the sea bottom and eventually becomes limestone. With a lower sea level or uplifts of the land or continental collisions you have limestone on land.
When the rain falls it falls thru air and air has some carbon dioxide in it. Some of the carbon dioxide is dissolved in the rain. It becomes carbonic acid. Therefore all rain is slightly acidic. When it falls on limestone it reverses the process and eats caverns like Mammoth Cave or Carlsbad Caverns. In places like Florida the caverns are all under water -- fresh water. The Florida aquifer is a Swiss cheese of passages. When we had the major drought in 1996 people could go down into the aquifer. It has chambers the size of a car. Occasionally the water dissolves a supporting structure deep down in the aquifer and in a process of a day or so, a sinkhole swallows a house or part of a street. In a local Indian language the word for sinkhole was alachua
. Alachua County means Sinkhole County.
This dissolution proceeds even in the rocks under the sea for several miles away from the shore. This is true in a number of places in the world. Sometimes there is a break and you can find fresh water pooling up in a harbor. It is distinctively clear. It is colder but lighter than the sea water and the two types of water remain distinct for a lot longer than common sense will tell you.
Sorry I can't find the source but I read one Moslem making the usual comment that this was unknown to modern science while mentioning one he saw in South America. His head was so full of Islam
that he didn't think that since this is a phenomenon visible to the naked eye it was known long before modern science.
Bahrain Island is like that. It is surprising that it is a desert but has fresh water wells. waterwiki.net/index.php/Aquifer_types
The Al Hasa oasis around Al Hofuf near Dahran in Saudi Arabia is underlain by an enormous artesian aquifer and there are a multitude of natural cracks through which the groundwater pours out. The spring water is hot as it comes from a great depth. The aquifer carries fresh water even into the sea and to the island of Bahrain.
The fresh water comes from the mainland and goes under the sea to Bahrain.
Mohammed may have been speaking of that.
As for the waters of two seas remaining distinct, a flow of water can remain distinct for some time as one body flows into another. A world map of salinity shows that sea water is not uniformly salty.
Of course, it mixes over time. Moslems assert otherwise but the Liars for Mohammed are even weirder than the Liars for Jesus. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there is a Christian who thinks God literally has a storehouse of snow in Heaven which He then sprinkles on the Earth. That's in the Book of Job.