How come it didn't say the clouds will become weak and tear open? If it did, then I would have no problems with it. But it says the sky, and the sky is the thing identified by the Quran as being adorned with the stars, and the Quran mentions that the clouds move between the earth and the sky. I can give you the verse that says this if you want..It is stupid to say sky is empty space
What about clouds
So that excuse doesn't work, but you can try some more. To be honest with you, I often try to be very careful before I call something an error because I could be wrong. So i always try to see if I can make the verse work by inventing a possible explanation. But I can't invent anything for this problem that works and makes the problem go away. The only thing that actually seems to work or ever makes sense is if the author thought the sky was a dome or roof or physical structure of some sort. Then, the verse works perfectly and makes perfect sense. The only problem is that while it makes sense, it is absolutely 100% WRONG, and it is wrong is the same exact way that 7th century people got it wrong. The creator of the universe would never misunderstand his creation in the same exact way that 7th century people used to, so clearly this was not the creator of the universe saying this, it was a 7th century man making it all up, and he had no idea at that time just how wrong he would end up being later on. And he had no way of knowing that and nobody else did back then either. But we have ways of knowing that today. I am reasonably well educated at science, so when i read the Quran, these mistakes were immediately noticeable to me. It's like someone who says 10 + 2 = 13. If someone does not know math, then they will not recognize the error, but if someone does, then they will immediately recognize it without any effort at all. It is completely apparent. The one day you learn enough science, you will be shocked at how many wrong things the Quran said. As for any scientist who converts to Islam, and there are very few, the only thing that i can think of is that they converted to Islam without reading all of the Quran, because no scientist can ignore this error when he reads it and he will clearly see it and the other errors as well.