[Al-Quran 50:6-8] Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and how it has no rifts? And the earth - We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind, Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah].

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Long Life – Reversed in Creation

Understanding Al-Qur’an 36:68 with the help of a recent discovery. 

Full Text
When Adam was dwelling in the Garden, Satan tempted Adam to eat from the Forbidden Tree by promising him Immortality:
[Al-Qur’an 20:120, Translation: Literal (Word by word)] Then whispered to him Shaitaan, he said, "O Adam! Shall I direct you to (the) tree (of) the Eternity and a kingdom not (that will) deteriorate?"

In Surah Ya'sin, after reminding the reader that Allah has Himself warned us about Satan’s enmity for humans, and the dire consequences of following Satan; and just before stating that the Quran is meant as a warning for the Living, it states: 

And (he) whom We grant him long life, We reverse him in the creation.
Then will not they use intellect?
[Al-Qur’an 36:68, Translation: Literal (Word by word)] 

The Immortal Jellyfish
The Turritopsis dohrnii is a tiny Hydrozoan.  Hydrozoa (hydrozoans, from ancient Greek ὕδρα, hydra, "sea serpent" and ζῷον, zoon, "animal") are a taxonomic class of individually very small, predatory animals, some solitary and some colonial, most living in salt water. 

The hydrozoan, Turritopsis dohrnii, also known as the Immortal Jellyfish, has been granted long life, and so, as it ages, it grows younger and younger, till it returns to the polyp stage, and then it again begins to grow!  

Apart from the fact that humans have two genome duplications, humans are essentially very similar to a jellyfish. 

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