The Matter of A MultiVerse

GloBall Literature Review

A recent CNN article related that even monkeys perform better on memory tests than humans. For readers that benefit from this Blog, Phunny Physics and Mystical Math are now joined by GloBall Literature Reveiw. I would like to share a joke and we all know a joke is only funny when it’s shared.

Clearly, the media has had people so enrapt of typical media ‘fodder’ faire (oh, yeah, I wanna know more about Paris and Brittany, and the ‘Great Satan’ overseas) that they don’t know what’s been in the Books for centuries, (doesn’t anybody read any more?)

The concept of the multiverse is spoken of in no uncertain terms and never more clearly than the following passage:


Talaaq (Divorce)

65:12 God who created seven (multiple) heavens and the like from the Earth, His Decree flows from on High through all of them (no exact match for the Ar. word
(َ يَتَنَزَّلُ but perhaps, propagates/permeates throughout His domains), so that you come to know that God has Power over Everything and that God can Encompass Everything within His Knowledge

اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَمِنَ الْأَرْضِ مِثْلَهُنَّ يَتَنَزَّلُ الْأَمْرُ بَيْنَهُنَّ لِتَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمًا

And the ability to traverse these has been rendered in such ridiculous, depressing and far-fetched translations as to make even me, someone with ‘mon key brains’, wax philosophical. (The following interpretations are based on close literal translations (as close as you can get with Google language tools and working with an elliptical language such as Arabic)

Ra'd (Thunder)

13:41 Or don’t they see how we come to (visit) the Earth, reducing it from its edges (shortening, bridging its edges), and God governs and there is no postponing His accounting (decree) and He is swift at calculating (being accounted to)

يرواانا ناتي الارض ننقصها من اطرافها والله يحكم لامعقب لحكمه وهو سريع الحساب

Anbiya (The Prophets)

21:44 But we allowed these groups and their parents/forefathers so their age was lengthened--do they not see how we come to (visit) the Earth, reducing it from its edges (shortening, bridging its edges)? Are they the Conquerors/Victors?

بل متعنا هؤلاء واباءهم حتى طال عليهم العمر افلا يرون انا ناتي الارض ننقصها من اطرافها افهم الغالبون

If you would like to read more about the body of literature on the concept of ‘Tay-Al-Ard’, or the ‘folding of the earth’, here is a good place to start.

On a personal note, I think this would be a good place to remind our children that there is more to them and their lives than what they can buy, wear, drive or consume--and just what it means to be a human.

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