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And of everything We have created pairs

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Many people know this verse.  Few however have understand its true meaning.  My goal in this post is to offer an understanding of this verse which is compliant with modern scientific understanding.

First let's look at the traditional understanding and test its validity.

Is everything created in pairs on this planet?  The answer is no.  Asexual organisms, hermaphrodites, arthenogenetic organisms, schizophyllum commune (which has 26000 different sexes) are all studied topics in biology which contradict this understanding.

Then what could it possibly mean?

The first hint is the use of the verb "to create".  This verse is relating to the creation of the universe.  The big bang theory is accepted among scientists and this is where we should look to unravel the true meaning of this verse.

In nature there is an element known as heavy hydrogen, also known as deuterium.  The deuterium isotope's name is formed from the Greek deuteros meaning "second", to denote the two particles composing the nucleus.  It's the most simple "pair" in nature.  The nucleus of deuterium, called a deuteron, contains one proton and one neutron.

Now this element played a very important role in the creation of this universe and the big bang.  The explanation is very complex so I'll try to keep it as simple as possible.  Deuterium played a huge role in the first minutes after big bang.  It defined the number and ratios of the elements that were formed in the Big Bang.  Especially the formation of helium.  Helium can only be formed with an in between step of forming deuterium.  As you know helium is what fuels stars like our sun and every other star in this universe.

As we know every living thing on this planet is composed of elements created in stars.

And here we have in Quran a verse stating, "And of everything We have created pairs, that you may remember"

Isn't this mind-blowing?  Indeed everything "the universe" was created by an element known as a pair "deuterium", which later formed helium, fueled the stars and created life.  

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In addition to the above, we are indeed reminded of this moment in the creation of the universe - even while you are unaware of it.  Heavy hydrogen is still present today.  Deuterium accounts for approximately 0.0156% (or on a mass basis 0.0312%) of all the naturally occurring hydrogen in the oceans.  When you drink a glass of water there is a small amount of deuterium present in it.  This deuterium in that glass of water was created during the big bang.  It can not be created in any another way.

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29 minutes ago, waraqa said:

Many people know this verse.  Few however have understand its true meaning.  My goal in this post is to offer an understanding of this verse which is compliant with modern scientific understanding.

First let's look at the traditional understanding and test its validity.

Is everything created in pairs on this planet?  The answer is no.  Asexual organisms, hermaphrodites, arthenogenetic organisms, schizophyllum commune (which has 26000 different sexes) are all studied topics in biology which contradict this understanding.

Then what could it possibly mean?

The first hint is the use of the verb "to create".  This verse is relating to the creation of the universe.  The big bang theory is accepted among scientists and this is where we should look to unravel the true meaning of this verse.

In nature there is an element known as heavy hydrogen, also known as deuterium.  The deuterium isotope's name is formed from the Greek deuteros meaning "second", to denote the two particles composing the nucleus.  It's the most simple "pair" in nature.  The nucleus of deuterium, called a deuteron, contains one proton and one neutron.

Now this element played a very important role in the creation of this universe and the big bang.  The explanation is very complex so I'll try to keep it as simple as possible.  Deuterium played a huge role in the first minutes after big bang.  It defined the number and ratios of the elements that were formed in the Big Bang.  Especially the formation of helium.  Helium can only be formed with an in between step of forming deuterium.  As you know helium is what fuels stars like our sun and every other star in this universe.

As we know every living thing on this planet is composed of elements created in stars.

And here we have in Quran a verse stating, "And of everything We have created pairs, that you may remember"

Isn't this mind-blowing?  Indeed everything "the universe" was created by an element known as a pair "deuterium", which later formed helium, fueled the stars and created life.  

I would like to say that those livings things and organisms which reproduce without another mate is due to their unique creation such that their organs performs functions of both sexes to reproduce and hence they are also in pairs but we do not have such knowledge. 

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We are also reminded of this when looking at the stars, who are fueled by helium.  Helium which can only have been created by deuterium.

We are constantly reminded of this moment of creation of the universe.  You literally can't look around you without finding evidence reminding us of this early moment in creation which formed stars, created life, created us.

The verse in quran uses the the verb "to create" in a past tense and it speaks of reminding us/making us remember.

As science made progress through the years, more and more of the mysterious verses inside the Quran are starting to reveal a knowledge which can only originate from an all-knowing, divine Creator.

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l have often responded to these "in pairs" questions with the obvious, "kun falakun" citation.

Several members object because, in essence, this is too abstract. Then consider this corollary: our body is attached to a nafs, so we are internally paired. ln reversal, our nafs is affixed to a body so we are externally paired.

Then there are bacteria and viruses that divide into pairs.

And so on, inshallah.

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I agree the "nafs" - "body" explanation is too abstract.  It's not only too abstract, it's not valid to explain everything.  The verse speaks of everything.  Thus, any explanation should be valid to explain everything.  Not everything has "nafs".

The theory I'm offering here does explain everything.  Pairs of protons and neutrons fusing into deuterium after the Big Bang started cooling down.  Everything existing in this universe from stars to life needed this phase in creation.  Without these pairs of protons and neutrons, this universe wouldn't exist, we wouldn't exist.

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