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DOES GOD EXIST?
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Nov 17, 2013 07:22AM
AN OPEN LETTER TO EMERITUS SENIOR MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW
Dear ESM Lee,
DOES GOD EXIST? - "ONE MAN'S VIEW OF THE WORLD"
I refer to your book "One Man's View of the World" in which you expressed your AMBIVALENCE to the existence of God. This uncertainty could be attributed to the limited opportunities for delving into the scientific concepts in the realm of Molecular Biology, Human Reproduction, Embryology, Cosmology, Astronomy, Astrophysics and other wide-ranging knowledge-based disciplines.
Kindly examine the following scientific facts:
There are 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000) cells in the Human Body. Each cell has a sophisticated infrastructure consisting of energy-generating organelles, transportation systems, waste disposal systems, an immunological (defence) network, manufacturing facilities for the production of proteins, hormones, enzymes and antibodies and an INFORMATION BANK comprising DNA molecules arranged in helical strands.
If all the DNA strands in a human body could be strung together, it would stretch from the Earth to the Sun and back 70 times !!! ("Length of a Human DNA Molecule", "The Physics Factbook", Edited by Glenn Elert.)
The mean distance between the Earth and the Sun is 150 million kilometres (93 million miles).
These DNA strands contain the complete genetic information code for all the functions and structure of the human body.
It is a well-established fact that all codes are created by a CONSCIOUS MIND; there is NO NATURAL PROCESS known to science that creates coded information because the laws of Physics and Chemistry do not account for the existence of information.
Therefore DNA was designed by a "MIND".
The entire universe contains 100 billion galaxies with an equal number of stars in each galaxy, all moving in unison and perfect harmony within pre-determined orbits, in tandem with an assortment of planets, satellites, comets, asteroids and meteors.
To illustrate the precise and orderly nature of such planetary movements, the Earth moves along a well-defined orbit while rotating around the Sun. If the orbit were to shift nearer to the Sun, all of us would be BURNT TO DEATH; should the orbit deviate further away from the Sun, we would all FREEZE TO DEATH.
How are the above-mentioned scientific phenomena finely-tuned for the sustenance of life on Earth?
Please consider the following:
"He (Allah) is the Originator of the Earth...." (Quran: Chapter 6, Surat al-An'am, Verse: 101)
"It is We Who have built the universe with (Our creative) power, and, verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it." (Quran: Chapter 51, Surat adh-Dhaariyaat, Verse: 47)
"And He it is Who created the night and the day and the Sun and the Moon; each (celestial body) gliding in its own ORBIT." (Quran: Chapter 21, Surat al-Anbiya', Verse: 33)
"It is We Who have created you. Why, then, don't you accept the truth? Have you ever considered that [seed] which you emit? Is it you who create it? Or are We the Creator?" (Quran: Chapter 56, Surat al-Waaqiah, Verses: 57-59)
"Does man reckon he will be left UNACCOUNTABLE [without purpose]? Was he not once a sperm from a drop of ejaculated semen?" (Quran: Chapter 75, Surat al-Qiyaamah, Verses: 36-37)
"From what thing did He create him? From a sperm He created him and PROGRAMMED him. Then He eases the way for him. (Quran: Chapter 80, Surat Abasa, Verses 18-20)
It is hoped that you would appreciate the reality of the above-mentioned Quranic verses being revealed to an UNLETTERED prophet in the remote, barren Arabian desert 1400 years ago in contrast to the scientific facts which were only recently discovered during the 20th Century AD, made possible only with the aid of ADVANCED MODERN TECHNOLOGY.
Dr. Munawar Misbah.
P.S. For further evidence please visit:
"THE SIGNS OF GOD'S EXISTENCE"
"INSIDE THE LIVING BODY"
THE MIRACLE OF THE HUMAN BODY
A Case For "INTELLIGENT DESIGN"
The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries -- one that still confounds doctors and scientists about the details of its working.
It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle.
Here are 50 facts about your body, some of which may leave you stunned.
1. It is possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live.
2. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, saliva is more important than you realise. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
3. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.
4. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
5. Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body's bones.
6. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
7. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.
8. The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
9. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
10. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
11. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
12. Earwax production is necessary for good ear health. It protects the delicate inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal.
13. Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.
14. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.
15. A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.
16. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.
17. It's not possible to tickle yourself. This is because when you attempt to tickle yourself you are totally aware of the exact time and manner in which the tickling will occur, unlike when someone else tickles you.
18. Less than one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. This means that two out of three people cannot see perfectly.
19. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.
20. The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
21. The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.
22. The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.
23. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.
24. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
25. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
26. By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.
27. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.
28. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.
29. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
30. It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.
31. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
32. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for women as well as men.
33. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.
34. A human fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
35. By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
36. About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.
37. The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
38. Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
39. Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
40. Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.
41. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.
42. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
43. Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors. Sleep deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.
44. The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people since it was discovered.
45. Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo.
46. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
47. Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.
48. Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
49. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
50. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.
Do all of these miracles allude to an "INTELLIGENT DESIGN"? Please ponder.
“IS THERE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD? HOW THE RECENT DISCOVERIES SUPPORT A DESIGNED UNIVERSE” by Dr. Walter L. Bradley
WHAT IS INTELLIGENT DESIGN?
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Nov 29, 2013 03:55AM
It is sad that after 90 years, the Honourable Lee Kuan Yew is still undecided as to whether "there is a God or there is no God". Hopefully the book "THE HISTORY OF TRUTH, The Truth About God and Religions" by Dr. Adel M. Elsaie, Ph.D. ( downloadable at:
) will assist him in making a definitive decision.
Thank you for referencing my books.
Aug 03, 2017 05:02PM
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Nov 30, 2013 07:02PM
In the light of the presentation of the scientific facts on DNA, astronomy and the recommended text “The History of Truth” by Dr. Adel M. Elsaie PhD in this discussion, it would be interesting if Mr LKY could provide a fresh input on the following views:
- “I wouldn’t call myself an atheist.”
- “I neither deny nor accept that there is a God.”
- “But I do not necessarily believe in God — nor deny that there could be one.”
- “—otherwise the other world would be overpopulated. Is heaven such a large and limitless space that you can keep all the peoples of the world over the thousands of years past?”
We hope the updated sequel would be forthcoming soonest possible.
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Oct 03, 2016 01:26AM
For atheists and those who believe in the "Theory of Darwinism" here's an essay to examine:
"The Top Ten Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution", by Casey Luskin, from the book, "More than Myth" downloadable at
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Apr 13, 2016 08:08PM
With regard to "INTELLIGENT DESIGN" the world renown astrophysicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking admits that Intelligent Design is highly probable as reported in the following link:
For further clarification please refer to this link:
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Sep 30, 2016 08:59AM
For more scientific facts in the Quran please visit:
QURAN - A REFORMIST TRANSLATION - Edip Yuksel
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Dec 19, 2016 09:01PM
To all atheists and agnostics kindly read the following facts on DNA and ascertain the probability of the existence of DNA based on "chance".
20 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT... DNA
"ID-ing" crooks from the DNA in their fingerprints, the 8 percent of our genome that came from viruses, and the plant that laughs at our puny genetic endowment.
By Kirsten Weir
1 Sorry, Jimmy: James Watson and Francis Crick did not discover DNA. That honor goes to Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher, who in 1869 found the molecule in the nuclei of white blood cells and called it nuclein.
2 Nor did they figure out that DNA is our genetic blueprint; bacteriologist Oswald Avery and his colleagues did that in the early 1940s.
3 What Watson and Crick did do, in 1953, was decipher the double-helix structure of DNA. Their discovery ran as a single-page paper in Nature.
4 Phosphorus is a key component of DNA, but late last year a team of NASA scientists published a controversial study reporting that they had found a bacterium that could use arsenic instead. “What else can life do that we haven’t seen yet?” wondered lead researcher Felisa Wolfe-Simon.
5 Don’t try this at home: If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles—from here to Pluto and back.
6 Most of that DNA resides not in the cell nuclei, which control heredity, but in our mitochondria, the organelles (units within cells) that generate metabolic energy.
8 Aside from bacteria, the smallest genome belongs to the intestinal parasite Encephalitozoon intestinalis, with a trifling 2.3 billion base pairs.
9 Scientists are working to create vaccines against HIV, flu, and hepatitis C from snippets of synthetic DNA; the DNA tricks the body into producing harmless viral proteins that train the immune system to attack real viruses.
10 DNA vaccines for West Nile virus, melanoma, and hemorrhagic disease are already available for horses, dogs, and salmon, respectively.
11 At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, fetal DNA was extracted from a pregnant woman’s blood plasma and tested for Down syndrome. Prenatal DNA screening could someday replace amniocentesis.
12 Telomeres, sequences of DNA at the tips of chromosomes, get shorter every time a cell divides; when they get too short, the cell dies. Some scientists are trying to extend life by extending the telomere.
13 Good news if you’re a mouse: Researchers at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston engineered mice with telomerase (an enzyme that adds DNA to telomeres) that could be switched on and off. With the enzyme activated, the mice grew new brain cells and lived longer.
14 Bad news if you’re a mouse: Scientists at Osaka University recently developed mice that are especially susceptible to DNA copying errors, seeking to increase the rate of mutations and see what new traits appear.
15 The results so far include short-legged mice, mice with fewer toes than normal, and mice that chirp like songbirds.
16 Guess who’s in your DNA? At least 8 percent of the human genome originated in viruses, whose genetic code was integrated with ours over roughly 40 million years of primate evolution.
17 Over the next five years, the International Barcode of Life Project aims to establish genetic identifiers for 500,000 species—short sections of unique DNA in the same location on the genome, a bit like the UPC on your box of Froot Loops.
18 Already, forensic specialists can identify criminals from traces of “touch DNA” left in finger¬prints at a crime scene.
19 Next up: food forensics. British microbiologists sequenced DNA to identify the bacteria in a round of Stilton blue. They found that at least six microbial groups influence the flavor of the cheese’s “dairy matrix.”
20 And scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario showed that DNA from the worm (actually an agave butterfly caterpillar) traditionally placed in bottles of mescal leaches into the liquor. So now we know: You don’t actually have to “swallow the worm” to swallow the worm.
25 INTERESTING DNA FACTS
by Sankalan Baidya
Deoxyribonucleic acid, commonly known as DNA, is nothing but a molecule encoding genetic information that governs a living organism’s development and functioning. Putting it in simpler language, DNA stores information about the genetic makeup of an organism. This genetic makeup is passed on from one generation to another. This is quite hardcore science and hence, we will not go into details. We will rather keep it simple and discuss 25 interesting DNA facts that will make you say – “whoa, really?” So, let us begin!
1. DNA stores all information that makes up any organism. That’s quite a lot of information but what’s interesting about DNA is that it is made of just four building blocks, which are – cytosine (C), thymine (T), guanine (G) and adenine (A).
2. There were some ancient viruses that used to infect humans but today, 8% of human DNA is actually made of those ancient viruses!
3. Human DNA is 95% identical to the DNA of chimpanzees. That’s quite understandable but what’s shocking is that human DNA is 50% identical to the DNA of bananas! You read it correctly! We said BANANAS!
4. Here is another shocker – cabbages and humans share about 40-50% of identical DNA. Yeah – cabbages – those that we eat! You know… those green leafy cabbages!
5. You know what? 1 single gram of DNA is capable of holding an amazing 700 terabytes of data!
6. If we want to store all digital information in this world, all we need is 2 grams of DNA.
7. Human penis once used to be spiny. That’s scary! Luckily that DNA code which made the penis spiny is lost. Around 700,000 years ago Neanderthals and modern humans got separate from a common ancestor and that is when the modern humans actually lost that DNA code. Good for us!
8. Scientists have found out that a total of 510 DNA codes have been lost throughout the process of human evolution.
9. DNA is present in each and every cell of human body. Each DNA strand is 1.8 meters long but squeezed into a space of 0.09 micrometers!
10. If someone manages to unwind all DNA molecules in a human body and place them end to end, the total length that can be covered is 10 billion miles! That’s the distance covered in a trip from Earth to Pluto and back to Earth.
11. The center of our galaxy Milky Way contains molecular precursors of DNA.
12. The DNA in every cell of human body is damaged 1,000 to 1 million times every single day. Luckily our body has an elaborate system of repairing those damaged DNAs constantly. When the repairing mechanism fails events like cellular death or cancer formation takes place.
13. Do you really think Columbus was the first person to reach the New World (America)? You are wrong! This was achieved by Polynesians sometime in 13th century. This is actually suggested by DNA evidence. There are even stories that Antarctica was first visited by Polynesians around the year 650 and they describe the place as “a place of bitter cold where rock-like structures rose from a solid sea“.
14. It will take 50 years to type the entire human genome if someone types at a speed of 60 wpm (words per minute) and works 8 hours a day!
15. Mud worms, according to scientists, are the closest genetic relatives we have from the world of invertebrates. Human DNA is more similar to that of mud worms than other invertebrates such as cockroaches or octopus.
16. 99.9% of DNA is identical in all humans on this Earth. The remaining 0.1% is what helps us to differentiate between DNA sequences allowing us to tell which DNA belongs to whom.
17. DNA was first discovered in year 1869 by a man named Friedrich Miescher.
18. It was only in 1943 that scientists became aware of the fact that genetic information is stored in DNA. Prior to that, it was believed that genetic information was stored in proteins.
19. DNA damaged can be caused by Sun’s UV light. Damage may also be caused due to transcription error. There are various other factors that can cause DNA damage. Our body is equipped with a mechanism that can reverse these damages but not all damages can be repaired always. Unrepaired damages are nothing but mutation. This means that we almost always carry mutations, most of which are bad but some may be good.
20. According to researches, DNA has a half-life of 521 years. This simply means that the oldest animal or organism that can be cloned back to life cannot be older than 2 million years. Thus, replicating dinosaurs is literally impossible because they went extinct 65 million years ago.
21. If someone undergoes bone marrow transplant, the recipient may or may not have DNA of the donor. In most cases the recipient will not have foreign DNA.
22. Orbiting our Earth is a memory device that is known as ‘Immortal Drive’. The device is actually inside the International Space Station and it contains digitalized DNA sequence of Lance Armstrong, Stephen Colbert, Stephen Hawking and others. It is actually an attempt to preserve human race in event of a global catastrophe.
23. Earth did not have phosphates. Meteors were responsible for bringing reduced phosphorus to earth which then oxidized to form phosphates and thereby creating the mechanism that generates RNA and DNA.
24. DNA is capable of replicating or duplicating itself, i.e., it is capable of making an identical copy of itself and this is essential during cell division.
25. In point 14 we mentioned genome. A genome is nothing but the entire DNA sequence of an organism. One genome is estimated to have 3,000,000,000 DNA bases. Now a ‘base’ is nothing but a unit of DNA. To simplify even further, a base is a building block of DNA and there are 4 such building blocks as mentioned in the first point. These bases in turn pair up together to form genetic codes.
That concludes our 25 interesting DNA facts.
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