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Monday, September 03, 2007

'Muslim Miracles' - If The Anthill Won't Come To Muhammed...

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can't
Move a rubber tree plant - High Hopes

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of men. - Mortimer Adler

Was having a bit of a go at an Islamite over at the NGB, and said delusionist gave out this link.

Oh, wow, there's just so much...hysterical content, I'm going to have to do a series on this. I mean, are they frelling serious about this? Apparently so.

Anyways, away we go:


The Qur'an indicates, when recounting Prophet Sulayman's (as) life, that ants have a communication system:

Then, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant said: "Ants! Enter your dwellings, so that Sulayman and his troops do not crush you unwittingly." (Qur'an, 27: 18)

This is just...bugshit, for want of a better word. Some grotesque anthropomorphism is projected onto an insect (they talk like us?). And then it's dragged WAY outta context? Let's never-you-mind that the scale is so enormous on comparison, that the little buggers (hehehehe) can't even NOTICE us.

I skipped past the bulk of the article, as it's a basic breakdown of what is already known of ants.

As we have seen, ants require a profound knowledge of chemistry to do what they do. The fact that the Qur'an emphasized this fact 1,400 years ago, a time when there was no such knowledge about ants, is another one of its scientific miracles.

Well, first off, a miracle is defined thusly:

An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God.

Second off, if one of these little critters did indeed do a 'shout out' to her comrades in Arabic, maybe that would count as one. How on earth was anyone able to actually hear the warning shout?

Third off, let's bypass the fact that ants usually operate in a hive, which counts as a singular 'dwelling'.

Fourth off, fact is, there's no 'miracle' involved in someone, anyone sitting down and watching a train of ants go from point A to point B. Seeing them touch antennae to one another as they go in different directions. Hell, you'd have to be an idiot not to be able to figure that one out.

Stay tuned, dear readers: I will be doing an extensive debunking of all these Islamic 'talking points', and it'll be fun (and probably painful to watch, to boot).

Till the next post, then.

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karen said...

The heavens and the earth talked too.
At least Ez says so in his latest entry at NGB. Allah commands them to come together willingly or unwillingly and they reply that they are willing.

Good thing they spoke arabic, like the ants.
Or someone would have had to provide subtitles.
And a little old lady playing an old upright piano.

Krystalline Apostate said...

Hey doll. Yeah, of course they all spoke Arabic. & Dr. Doolittle was a Bedouin.
The firmament thing - now that's interesting.