I would normally challenge such a post with an examination of the 'absurdities' in the Quran with an examination of the texts and whether there are metaphorical interpretations - but with eh-oh, that would be as useful as hitting one's head against a brick wall!
Perhaps shafique has found out through experience how useful it is to hit one's head against a brick wall?
In any event, this quote from Wikipedia on Noah is pretty clear to me:
The Qu'ran states that Nuh was inspired by Allah, like other prophets such as Ibrahim, Ismael, Ishaq, Yaq'ub, Issa, Ayoub, Yonus, Harun, Sulayman, Dawud, Muhammad, and that he was a faithful messenger. Nuh had firm belief in Allah, and he preached Islam for about 950 years. (4:163, 26:107)
He continuously and plainly warned the people of the painful doom that was coming because they were wrong-doers and did not obey Allah,and worshiping idols like Wadd, Suwa', Yaghuth, Ya'uq and Nasr for almost a thousand years (11:25, 29:14, 71:1-5). He called the people to serve Allah, and said that nobody but Allah could save them (23:23). He said that the time of the deluge (flood) was appointed and could not be delayed, and that his people had to return to Allah so that He could forgive them and give respite (7:59-64, 11:26).
The chieftains, who disbelieved, said that Nuh surely was in plain error, and was just a mortal as they were. Nuh replied to this accusation that there was no error in him, but that he was a messenger from the Lord of the Worlds and conveyed to them the messages of Allah. Nuh was sent as a reminder, to give the people a chance to repent and be forgiven, and to find mercy (7:59-64, 26:105-110).
Allah commanded Nuh to build a ship by His inspiration. As he was building the ship, the chieftains passed him and mocked him. Upon its completion, the ship was loaded with animals and Noah's household (11:35-41). The people who denied the message of Nuh drowned (7:64); the son of Noah was also one of them (11:42-48). This last detail is not apparent in any other sources, and Qur'an takes it as a proof for its originality.(11:49).
To me, the plain language of the Koran is clear that Noah lived nearly 1000 years, but perhaps shafique reads the clear passages in the Koran differently from everyone else?
YUSUFALI: We (once) sent Noah to his people, and he tarried among them a thousand years less fifty: but the Deluge overwhelmed them while they (persisted in) sin.
PICKTHAL: And verily we sent Noah (as Our messenger) unto his folk, and he continued with them for a thousand years save fifty years; and the flood engulfed them, for they were wrong-doers.
SHAKIR: And certainly We sent Nuh to his people, so he remained among them a thousand years save fifty years. And the deluge overtook them, while they were unjust.
After shafique explains why the Koran does not really say that Noah lived for nearly one thousand years, we can move on to the other claims made by the Koran.