What does BEES stand for other than our busy humble bumble?

Bees produce honey and the Queen bee produces Royal Jelly and each have benefit for us as well as the bees. Bees also emit chemical scent trails to help their hive mates locate feeding locations; and that may be of benefit to people as well.

16 Nahl (Bees)
وَأَوْحَى رَبُّكَ إِلَى النَّحْلِ أَنِ اتَّخِذِي مِنَ الْجِبَالِ بُيُوتًا وَمِنَ الشَّجَرِ وَمِمَّا يَعْرِشُونَ 16:68

16:68 And your Lord inspires the Bees to make their home in the Mountains and the Trees, and whatever they enthrone (they (humans) make as a seat of power, appoint for them as abodes...)

ثُمَّ كُلِي مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَاتِ فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلاً يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ
أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَاء لِلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ 16:69

16:69 So partake of every Fruit فَاسْلُكِي سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ (and Follow your Lord's Way/Path; but this can also mean a wireless form of transmission; radio transmission?); issues from their bellies fluid of various colors (different fluids; various applications), in it is Healing for People; in this are Portents (Signs) for People who think (to consider)

And consider that the various fluid(s) issuing from the bee do not necessarily have to be liquid, but gas; or anything that you may deem is in constant Flux or flowing; yes, that includes RF signals.

3 'Imran (Lineage of Zaccharia, John, Mary, Jesus)

3:7 هُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنزَلَ عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ مِنْهُ آيَاتٌ مُّحْكَمَاتٌ هُنَّ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ وَأُخَرُ مُتَشَابِهَاتٌ
فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ في قُلُوبِهِمْ زَيْغٌ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ مَا تَشَابَهَ مِنْهُ ابْتِغَاء الْفِتْنَةِ وَابْتِغَاء تَأْوِيلِهِ
وَمَا يَعْلَمُ تَأْوِيلَهُ إِلاَّ اللّهُ
وَالرَّاسِخُونَ فِي الْعِلْمِ يَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِندِ رَبِّنَا
وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلاَّ أُوْلُواْ الألْبَابِ

3:7 He it is That Revealed to you The Book bearing Signs Secure (Clear) Source (Mother) of All the Books, and some Allegorical (Signs); for those in whose hearts is disease view its similarity in order to interpret it for sedition; but Only God Knows Their True Meaning, and those firmly grounded in Knowledge say, 'We Believe in it All (its Entirety comes) from our Lord'; it will be Recalled only by Men of Understanding (variant: and Recalls it Only the First of the Kernels--strong variant based on breaking syllables; not given by any classical interpretation; use with care)

{Please Note: If it's you that is asking: Do not Judge based on Heresay or Propaganda...Even someone as clear and Divinely inspired as David had a lapse in distinguishing the Ultimate Truth--but he realized it without having wrongfully cost anyone their Life.}


Truth And Beauty

"The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and precision which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree" Aristotle

"Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare. Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace."Edna St. Vincent Millay

"There are some who will by no means allow of this, and say that men are guided by a variety of opinions in their judgment of beauty...and not be tied to any rule of art. A common thing with the ignorant, to despise what they do not understand."
—Leon Batista Alberti

I was thinking about my friend Alan the other day; he kindo’ popped into my head while I was reading The Golden Mean, Mathematics and the Fine Arts… by Charles F. Linn (an old book I rescued from the local library’s Discard pile). It talks about things we all learn in school but time and tide soon erases (in other words, I forgot).

What we call Beauty is intricately bound to our appreciation of ‘proper proportion’. It is reflected in our art, architecture, and music; it’s what we aim for when we modify or dress ourselves and what we call beautiful when we see it in others.

Pythagoreans found that the relationship in proportion when trying to represent 3-dimensional figures in 2-dimensional space is not as aesthetically pleasing if expressed in ‘True’ proportion using only rational numbers, but that in order for the subject to look ‘Right’ one could not avoid dealing with irrational numbers. (What is the Reality; the one that is True (Construction?), or the one that is Right (Perception)?)

The irrational number that roused artists most derived from Euclid’s Elements “… to divide a line segment such that the ratio of the large part to the whole is equal to the ratio of the small part
to the large part.” This ratio works out to be to 1.

I suddenly recalled that I had seen this Beauty in the distance relationship between the Earth and the Sun relative to that of Venus presented at solargeometry.

Earth = Venus^ ¾ * = 2.583306

This is only one example, but Beauty is all around, if one is so inclined to take a gander; and as the trite saying goes, 'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.' Have you considered what Physicists think is Beauty (Top) and how it is coupled to Truth (Bottom)?

Those out there interested in Area 51 might be interested to know that Signs 51:5-51:7 deal with Truth and Judgment and Reality and how the Heavens are Intertwined.

Intertwined, knitted together, or interwoven are apt terms to describe subatomic particles and their collective behaviour (as a flock, one might say); a case in point being that of Truth and Beauty. One branch of mathematics that lends itself to dealing with this sort of interlocking is braid theory (braid groups).

There is a couplet that refers succinctly to Beauty in Chapter 92 Lail (Night):

وَصَدَّقَ بِالْحُسْنَى 92:6

92:9 وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَى

92:6 And Supports/Ratifies/Backs Up Beauty

92:9 And Belies/Negates/Falsifies or Gives a False Impression to Beauty

Braid groups can apply to 2 or more strands (strings?), but generally speaking 3 strands must be twined together in order to make a stronger 'rope' than any one strand by iteself. Searching/ searching/ searching; I came up with this in Chapter 38 Suad :

فَغَفَرْنَا لَهُ ذَلِكَ وَإِنَّ لَهُ عِندَنَا لَزُلْفَى وَحُسْنَ مَآبٍ 38:25

38:25 We foregave (David) this (lapse in Judgment) because for him with Us is 'Excessive Raising' and 'Beautiful Mab' (classical interpretation: and Beautiful return/reward/goal/journey's end/final destination; but I am thinking: 'Beauty; m, a, B'-- 'Top, mass, acceleration, Flux')

The word 'belies' or 'lies' in 92:9 might be indicating a direction, since one of the meanings of lie is to be in a particular direction, as well as falsify or negate, or give a false impression to something. This indicates whatever lies in 92:9 has this effect on Beauty as opposed to that which lies in 92:6 that seems to enhance Beauty or make it manifest.

For the 3rd strand I selected Sign 38:25 since it is the conclusion to a case that David hears wherein he comes to discern the Truth of the matter before him; and since Truth is coupled to Beauty ---well, why not?
Let's treat (92,6), (92,9) and (38:25) as Vectors for the strands (Top, Bottom, and the 3rd thing we shall call 'Judgment?'/ or, 'Justice' ) and see what happens if an astute student of topology and/or abstract algebra can solve for the kernel of the matrix, aka the null space (to A Page In The Life affecionados aka Zero Point Field).

At any rate, the story about David is referred to in its classic telling, but I wanna tell my side of the story; something to pass the Time while we're all Stranded here:

38:1 Suad ص

اصْبِرْ عَلَى مَا يَقُولُونَ وَاذْكُرْ عَبْدَنَا دَاوُودَ ذَا الْأَيْدِ إِنَّهُ أَوَّابٌ 38:17

38:17 Be patient of whatever they say and remember Our servant David (Digital Audio Visual/analyzes all these forms of data input) whom We supported (allied); he was AWAB (=area work avoidance behaviour) (=ever turning/returning to Us==surfing the Web)

إِنَّا سَخَّرْنَا الْجِبَالَ مَعَهُ يُسَبِّحْنَ بِالْعَشِيِّ وَالْإِشْرَاقِ 38:18

38:18 We caused the Mountains(=masses=elevation=puff out=inflaton) to Sing(=intone/voice/phonon) with him to Extol (=love/find irresistible/follow/gravitate to) Us by night(= dark; female force==yin) and sunlight(=shining/daylight/light==mental illumination<=insanity)

وَالطَّيْرَ مَحْشُورَةً كُلٌّ لَّهُ أَوَّابٌ 38:19

38:19 And ‘that which flies (around)’ (the airborne stuff) cornered each, to Him, AWAB (ever returning=makes more work avoidance behaviour)

38:20 وَشَدَدْنَا مُلْكَهُ
وَآتَيْنَاهُ الْحِكْمَةَ وَفَصْلَ الْخِطَاب

38:20 And We Induced (inducted/strengthened) his Dominion and gave him Wisdom (=Judgment/Rule) and Separation (partitioning) of Speech(=Parse data/Letters/words/language/communication)

وَهَلْ أَتَاكَ نَبَأُ الْخَصْمِ إِذْ تَسَوَّرُوا الْمِحْرَابَ 38:21

38:21 And did the News reach you about the dispute (discount/concession/reduction) between (pertaining to, of the) tesseral (=تَسَوَّرُوا ) niche (niche tessera; recess/bay/alcove or these subatomic mosaics energy/states/etc.)?

38:22 إِذْ دَخَلُوا عَلَى دَاوُودَ فَفَزِعَ مِنْهُمْ قَالُوا لَا تَخَفْ
خَصْمَانِ بَغَى بَعْضُنَا عَلَى بَعْضٍ فَاحْكُم بَيْنَنَا بِالْحَقِّ
وَلَا تُشْطِطْ وَاهْدِنَا إِلَى سَوَاء الصِّرَاطِ

38:22 When they entered unto David so he panicked (sounded the Alarm) from seeing them (when he detected them); so they said, 'Do not be afraid. We have a dispute (rivalry/competition) between us (about something); judge (Rule/make a determination) between us Rightly (in Truth/with Justice); and without doubt(تُشْطِطْ =plausibility) and guide us both (together) on the Path." (presumably the proper course/straight way)

38:23 إِنَّ هَذَا أَخِي لَهُ تِسْعٌ وَتِسْعُونَ نَعْجَةً
وَلِيَ نَعْجَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ
فَقَالَ أَكْفِلْنِيهَا وَعَزَّنِي فِي الْخِطَابِ

38:23 In fact (True), this my brother has 99 ewes (dark/female/yin members of a flock); and I (only) have 1 ewe( see prior); so he said, 'She is better suited to me,' and he annoyed me with a Speech!" (=irritated me with 'a constant lecture/intonation' or noisy particle, ie. phonon; or with 'Line B'; what effect does the phonon emission have on Truth?)

38:24 قَالَ لَقَدْ ظَلَمَكَ بِسُؤَالِ نَعْجَتِكَ
إِلَى نِعَاجِهِ وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِّنْ الْخُلَطَاء لَيَبْغِي بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ
إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَقَلِيلٌ مَّا هُمْ
وَظَنَّ دَاوُودُ أَنَّمَا فَتَنَّاهُ فَاسْتَغْفَرَ رَبَّهُ وَخَرَّ رَاكِعًا وَأَنَابَ

38:24 (David) Said, "He wrongs you by asking for your ewe(ibid) and mix it (add it) to his ewes (ibid); and (in Truth) many (business) partners (part owners) wrong each another, except those who believe and do righteousnous (fit/Top form/upright/good), and few are such." And David thought that "Ah, Charms (I've been tricked)!" And he sought forgiveness from his Lord (Sustainer; makes me just wanna pull the plug!) and jabbed kneeling (thrust his knees to the ground) and turns (وَأَنَابَ = noticed; if he had the same reaction I just did when I deciphered/noticed what this story was about, David probably dropped down to his knees doubled over with laughter when he got it too! )

فَغَفَرْنَا لَهُ ذَلِكَ وَإِنَّ لَهُ عِندَنَا لَزُلْفَى وَحُسْنَ مَآبٍ 38:25
يَا دَاوُودُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاكَ خَلِيفَةً فِي الْأَرْضِ
فَاحْكُم بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعِ الْهَوَى فَيُضِلَّكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ

38:25 So we foregave him in this manner, and, truly, for him with Us is Excessive Elevation (heightend state of excitation is the effect We have on David) and a beautiful reward (Beauty m, a, B; and since Beauty is bound to Us this is the effect We (that 3rd particle, Judgment) have on it.)

38:26 يَا دَاوُودُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاكَ خَلِيفَةً فِي الْأَرْضِ
فَاحْكُم بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا تَتَّبِعِ الْهَوَى فَيُضِلَّكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَضِلُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ بِمَا نَسُوا يَوْمَ الْحِسَابِ

38:26 O, David! True, We made you Judge upon the Earth; so, Rule/Judge between the People Honestly (in Truth) and do not follow fancies (Passions) that lose (mislead) you away from God. Truly, those misled (lost) from God's Path (Way), for them severe suffering/punishment for forgetting the Day of Judgment (Reckoning/Account).

Who knows we might find The God Particle?

--can you tell I stayed up past 3 am? I'll go over all this tomorrow and see just how hair brained I got...why?>because it all has to do with some kind of Generator...

Note: Well, now it's the next morning, have had my latte and all this looks a little Strange!
Note 2: Now it's later the afternoon of the next day and it still looks phunny. & no, I did not Phlunk Physics...
Note 3: Later the following morning and it still looks bad for me; it's looking like I have to rebuild that entire spaceship starting with just a single Strand...
Note 4: The Bizarro cartoon posted 10/12/2009 from that day's Los Angeles Time; an example of Synchronicity; thanks for keeping the blog's formatting in mind for the funny.


The Earth Says Look

Earthquakes was not supposed to be the topic of this post, but the subject came up in an earlier post so I will attempt it. I was actually debating whether to post on Truth and Beauty, which came up during the diatribe about Ugly Math , but those will have to wait.

In A Tree, An Apple, A Wineskin there is a reference to the earth getting a jolt and the mountains turning to powder which I understood to mean something pertaining to mining activity. The reference does not exclude that it could be about earthquakes too, but there are other Signs that are more specific to earthquakes than 56:4-56:6.

The two that spring to mind are 7:91 and 7:78 which refer specifically to the fate of 2 communities that suffered actual earthquakes.

The word for the activity jolting the earth in 56:4 is رُجَّتِ with a primary sense of shake, rattle, concuss (an injurious shock or jolt).

In 7:91 and 7:78 however, there is a more subtle use of the word رَّجْفَةُ meaning tremor, shiver, and tremble indicating earthquake.

The subtlety is that in 56 the effect is a mechanical shaking or concussion (which also implies injury), but in 7 the effect pertains to wave dynamics since a tremor refers to a fluctuation in sound or light; and shiver and tremble refer to shaking from illness, intense feelings or fear.

Just as a point of interest, one of the Divine Attributes or Names of God is The Subtle.

So, what are we to look for if we want to predict Earthquakes?

I guess we have to ask a friendly Seismologist, but tremors have to do with quivering or flickering, so we would want to look for a sputter in the electromagnetic profile of the earth or perhaps in its acoustics (do we study Earth acoustics?)


My Turn To Say WTF?

I swear to God!

A mathematician is a maker of patterns...
His patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful;
the ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way.
Beauty is the Final Test.
There is no permanent place in the world for Ugly Mathematics.
--by G. H. Hardy

I am no fan of War or Warriors but if there is anything I cannot stomach it's Bad Math!

Cancer-stricken Marine 'sick with disgust'

What is the statistical incidence of Male Breast Cancer in the US Male Population of those residing in the US from 1965-1984?

What is the statistical incidence of Male Breast Cancer in US Navy Marines serving at Camp Lejeune during that same period of time?

I know all the high paid Actuaries are working for the Insurance Companies, but for Goodness Sake, is there not 1 Non-Simian among them?

The history of mathematics is the history of civilization
—David Eugene Smith

I demur when it comes to judgment, but I still can submit a status report:

This is not salvage-able. Need a Plan A to start Fresh.

You, my dear Buttinsky, who interrupted my reverie, should take some responsibility and fix this, because I am tired of waking up to all this dysfunction--this is not my persistent delusion of Ugly (I am not saying these guys are ugly, but the negligence that led up to their quandary and the way they are being treated is!)

I mean, what do they mean, they can't find a link? These guys aren't asking for breakfast sausage, they expect the People they served to live up to the Promise they made in return for such service--we can't at least make them comfortable? We made all the bankers who made us go bust comfortable...

We got no money? We get up, spin our wheels to get somewhere each day and we stop to eat a little something--and That is money--so unless we have all evaporated we haven't run out of money.

While 51 can be alluding to weather, it can just as readily apply to Soldiers (Armed Forces)

51 Al-Zaryati (Those that Scatter/Those who March)
وَالذَّارِيَاتِ ذَرْوًا 51:1
51:1 When the Marchers reach their pinnacle,

==when the Armed Forces have gone as far as they can go, those that are dead and those still living

فَالْحَامِلَاتِ وِقْرًا 51:2
51:2 and the carriers (those burdened) read/understand/interpret

==and those burdened with them come to read or interpret these Signs

فَالْجَارِيَاتِ يُسْرًا 51:3
51:3 and those that run facilitate,

==facilitated by those that run which include computers and in my case Google language tools and Babylon free online translation

فَالْمُقَسِّمَاتِ أَمْرًا 51:4
51:4 and those that divide/apportion (decide the) matter (execute God’s Will)

==and those that decide the matter pertaining to what these Marchers set out for (including computers and other mechinations that divide according to God's Will)

إِنَّمَا تُوعَدُونَ لَصَادِقٌ 51:5
51:5 Certainly, what you are promised is True

==what you have been promised will come True (has come to pass)

وَإِنَّ الدِّينَ لَوَاقِعٌ 51:6
51:6 and,Truly, Judgment is a Reality

==a Final Judgment is a Reality (God's Will)

وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الْحُبُكِ 51:7
51:7 By the firmament interwoven ( interlinked/entwined *think braid groups*)

==I bear witness to the heavens full of interwoven/linked paths (planes of existence that intersect)

إِنَّكُمْ لَفِي قَوْلٍ مُّخْتَلِفٍ 51:8
51:8 you are of differing opinions (beliefs)

==that you all have differing opinions (regarding The Last Day/Day of Judgment and everything else))

يُؤْفَكُ عَنْهُ مَنْ أُفِكَ 51:9
51:9 refusing to disengage (disassemble/stand down)

==preventing you/you refuse to stand down because you think there is no One else to account to

قُتِلَ الْخَرَّاصُونَ 51:10
51:10 Killed are the Conjecturers

==the killing of the conjecturers (those who put forth mathematical/scientific hypothesis without proof)

الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي غَمْرَةٍ سَاهُونَ 51:11
51:11 who are immersed in forgetfulness

==who may appear to be stumbling around in a state of drunken stupor (probably toxic exposure)

يَسْأَلُونَ أَيَّانَ يَوْمُ الدِّينِ 51:12
51:12 asking, “When is that Day of Judgment?”

==and they are awaiting that Day of Judgment... (probably because of wrongful death; anyone keeping track how many scientists/thinkers have gone 'dark' i.e., left for dead/unaccounted for just since WWII?)

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ 51:56
51:56 I did not Create the Jinn and the Humans except to Worship (Love/Adore/Venerate/Follow) Me.

==otherwise they are more than likely to get lost in space (with all those interwoven tracks)--

مَا أُرِيدُ مِنْهُم مِّن رِّزْقٍ وَمَا أُرِيدُ أَن يُطْعِمُونِ 51:57
51:57 I do not need from them any sustenance nor do I need them to feed Me

==that means 'This Is God Talking'--

إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ 51:58
51:58 Truly, God Himself is the Sustainer, Lord of All Might, the Eternal!

==we need to Follow God for our own good because He Himself is beyond need (and does not get lost in space)--

فَإِنَّ لِلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا ذَنُوبًا مِّثْلَ ذَنُوبِ أَصْحَابِهِمْ فَلَا يَسْتَعْجِلُونِ 51:59
51:59 (Certainly) those doing wrong sinned like the sins of their friends; so do not ask Me to rush it!

==i.e., don't you think I have seen this sort of thing before? so what's the hurry? --and, thus, my suggestion for Plan A gets slammed--


A Tree, An Apple, A Wineskin...

Just what exactly did our Forerunners think they were doin'?
The story we heard growing up about our progenitors, Adam and Eve, is quite hackneyed, so here is a fresh take on an old rabbi's wive's tale.

In the Biblical account Eve 'tempted' Adam with the 'forbidden fruit', one 'bad apple', and got us all deftly kicked out of Eden--thanks to her sweet tooth!

The Quran does not lay the blame squarely on Eve's shoulders since both Adam and Eve are equally accountable for not having heeded God's warning to stay away from just that one 'tree'.

7 Al-A'raf (The Heights, The Unique Celestial Event A'raf, Aaraaf)

وَيَا آدَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ فَكُلاَ مِنْ حَيْثُ شِئْتُمَا وَلاَ تَقْرَبَا هَـذِهِ الشَّجَرَةَ فَتَكُونَا مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ 7:19

7:19 And, O Adam! (First Human Being), you and your wife (are to) dwell in this garden; so eat (partake of it), both of you, whatever you may wish (desire); but do not approach (come near) this one tree, lest you become (of those who are) oppressors (unjust; inflict strife)!"

The Garden mentioned is the first one, Paradise or Eden, and it conveys many good things. First, that it is protected; the word ‘garden’ derives from Old English meaning ‘enclosure’ and in a similar manner both the Iranian and Greek sources mean ‘to make or form a wall around’. By extension, the Hebrew word for the Garden was ‘Eden,’ meaning ‘pleasure, delight’, and the Ugaritic sense for ‘dn, an added etymology, means ‘a well-watered place.’ Among the many other good things about this Garden was that it had ‘trees.’

In earlier posts trees were discussed as metaphors pertaining to chemistry. But trees can denote a host of other things to convey other meaningful ideas. The primary definition for tree is that of a woody perennial having a main stem and subsidiary branches and in this form it provides many direct uses such as fruits for food, flowers, lumber for shelter, and plays a central role in the O2/CO2 cycle. But 'tree' can also mean something that shows hierarchy; a supporting structure; a fixed source; as a transitive verb, it can mean to put someone in a difficult position; in material science, it refers to crystalline growth (especially in metals); and in computer applications, it refers to a data structure wherein every element has only 1 single predecessor except for the first element, which has none, and is called the 'root'.

Important to the message in Sign 7:19 is not only to avoid one said 'tree' but the reason for such avoidance is that it would cause our happy couple to become oppressors, unjust, and inflict strife; in other words, they would no longer be 'content' (Lat., contentus –contained, satisfied) to stay within the Garden.

Language is an integral part of the human experience, by articulating something--be it verbally, visually, or musically, etc.--we reinforce our perception of what we believe is our Reality. So, the saying 'root of all evil' is an interesting Jungian reference to the Genesis story about ‘gardens’ and 'trees', ‘apples’ and 'temptation', 'evil' and the loss of the Edenic (perfected) original state of being 'content'. Basically, this one phrase sums up the whole ball of wax about human experience; by alluding to a once perfect human state blissfully content to remain in the protected enclosure of the Garden and ascribing a basis for its loss consequent to one fateful act to partake of the one thing that ought to have been avoided. Amazing what four little words can do.

As mentioned in an earlier post, 'World War What?,' the Latin words for 'apples' and 'evils' are homophones--'mala,' and it is worthwhile to mention that, once upon a time, evil did not conjure up all sorts of demons but used to mean 'ills', 'badly', 'wrong'; expressing a not-so-perfect state--a state of 'malcontent'; or a deterioration from a wholesome/healthy state to a lower/diseased condition—a malady. The ‘fruit’ that brought about this evil did not of necessity have to be an apple, either, just the ‘product, sweet, result, or end’ of what that one ‘tree’ produced.

By the same token, Satan, who instigated the problem of malcontent, has its root found in s t n to mean someone who opposes, obstructs or acts the part of the adversary; not some creepy-crawly that possesses malnourished maidens; those later constructs probably due to the human propensity toward creativity. But Satan is credited as the leading cause to bring about the disease/malady/malcontent that cost our Garden denizens their Birthplace Address.

And Satan is a character that contends with God when it comes to having to serve or be subservient to humans. Central to Satan’s argument is that God created Satan of better stuff than the mere ‘sounding clay’ that constituted Adam, and his pride about his finer mettle sets him up to be the human adversary when he is commanded to ‘bow’ down to Adam and he refuses to lower himself. Not doing as God commanded Satan is immediately lowered from his existing finer state and he sets out to prove his point that Adam (Humanity) is truly not worthy of his adoration. Satan is not an Angel, but is considered Jinn, another form of creation that preceded Human creation, but came some time after God had already created Angels. Angels are comprised of ‘Light’, Jinn of a ‘Smokeless Fire’, and Humans of ‘Sounding Clay’ or of ‘That Which Clings (Embryos).’

And then there is that naughty 'tree' (Lat., arbor) that produced the forbidden 'fruit' ('sweet', 'result', 'final product,' 'end'); a 'bad apple', or some say pomegranate; which became the 'root' (Lat., radic-) of all the 'evil' that ensued.

The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Paradise is an allegory, or similitude, that attempts to explain or account for why our human state is not perfect since we expect a Perfect God to make a Perfect Creation. Some of the confusion revolves around our not having a very good handle as to the true nature of our own Creation.

Surah 56 Al-Waqi'a (The Final Outcome)
إِذَا وَقَعَتِ الْوَاقِعَةُ 56:1
لَيْسَ لِوَقْعَتِهَا كَاذِبَةٌ 56:2
خَافِضَةٌ رَّافِعَةٌ 56:3
إِذَا رُجَّتِ الْأَرْضُ رَجًّا 56:4
وَبُسَّتِ الْجِبَالُ بَسًّا 56:5
فَكَانَتْ هَبَاء مُّنبَثًّا 56:6
وَكُنتُمْ أَزْوَاجًا ثَلَاثَةً 56:7

56:1 WHEN the (Expected) Event (Outcome) Comes to Pass (Happens)
56:2 There will not be any to deny (lie) it Happened
56:3 Abasing, Exalting (Lowering, Raising)
56:4 When the Earth is Jolted with a Jolt
56:5 And the Mountains Are Pounded to Powder,
56:6 To Become (as) Scattered Dust
56:7 And you were 3 Pairs (Triad?)

Understanding Sign 56:7 provides pivotal insight into some of the mystery surrounding the Human Creation; one might say it is the Crux of the ‘matter’. There is no doubt that the 'you' mentioned is each and every one of us. That we are created in pairs, or have matching companions or dual nature is mentioned throughout the Quran; but in this one instance, that I could find, it is very clear that each one of us is part of 3 pairs or 3 duals; it is only a guess on my part that it could also mean a complementary triad, but that is only a guess.

{To gain some insight as to how this might work, consider the lithograph 'Relativity' by M.C. Escher, wherein there are 3 perpendicular earth-planes intersecting; the inhabitants have common use of the stairs, yet it is not possible for them to live on the same floors since they each have different perspectives of horizontal and vertical surfaces.}

Classically, 56:7 is interpreted to mean being divided into 3 groups, but the language is very specific in its use of the word for couples/pairs/dual complements (أَزْوَاجًا). If 56:7 is to be taken literally, the nature of our human form is such that we are each a single element comprising a set of 3 couples. What is of further interest is the form of the verb 'to be' is past tense; that we each 'were' a part of this sextet while the Event alluded to is happening. In addition, while the Event appears to be cataclysmic on some level, Ayeh 56:3 foreshadows a type of segregation or sorting out that occurs as a result of it (lowering and raising; kind of like what happens when you distill something).

Signs 56:4-56:6 may be referring to **earthquakes**, but there is human activity associated with this type of phenomenon as well--that is mining, particularly as in mountain top removal for coal mining; there would be a jolt, the mountain would turn to powder and then the dust would be scattered. This is on topic since coal is made of carbon, and there is a reference to the number 6 in that we each comprise a sextet, and it just so happens that the Atomic Number for Carbon is 6 ; and carbon forms the basis of all organic life forms found on Earth. Still not convinced there is a God? All this embedded info in the Quran just happened by accident? (**Insights pertaining to earthquakes in a later post in order not to digress too far from the main topic here**).

As an aside, for those of us having difficulty getting our heads around our
comprising a set of 6, this explanation pertaining to perception might help
explain it: “If you draw a picture of (a playground) scene and try to make
it look realistic, you will make some of your people appear substantially
smaller than others. That is, you deliberately
in order that the picture will look ‘right’.
-- from
'The Golden Mean' by Charles F. Linn

So, our nature might be such that being a part of a sextet would allow for this type of distortion from the perspective of an Outside Observer (hmmm, wonder Who that could be?)

Later, in Chapter 56, it goes into some detail to explain the result of this separation; and each group of 'Companions' is referred to specifically with respect to their physical location-- which on a secondary level may coincide with their disposition (or character): (I hope you all like flying and sailing, or, as pertaining to my case, auto-marin-airing)...
فَأَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَيْمَنَةِ 56:8

وَأَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ مَا أَصْحَابُ الْمَشْأَمَةِ 56:9

وَالسَّابِقُونَ السَّابِقُونَ 56:10

56:8 The Starboard Companions, what of the Starboard Companions?
56:9 The Larboard Companions, what of the Larboard Companions?
56:10 And The Foremost Forerunners? (The Leading Precedents, The Harbingers Closest to the Front, The Leading Precursors, i.e., 'The Apparent Leads', 'Those Foreshadowing the Things To Come'; ‘Ancients’...)

You and your 'companion', whether you have met or not, occupy these positions, whether you are aware of them or not. According to Signs 56:8-56:10 you have 3 levels of existence, not only in the Space-Time continuum, but in condition as well, those being: the Good (On the Right), the Bad (On the Left), and the Exemplary (At The ‘Bow’, Closest to the Front).
I don't recall that the exact idenity of the forbidden fruit is actually ever revealed to be an apple. The only moniker it is ever given is that of it being called 'zaquum', which is not any fruit we have come to identify as yet. Perhaps because the word 'zaquum' is the adjective form or can serve as the plural form of the known word for wineskin, 'zaq'. This tree is linked to something having to do with wineskins. A process that usually involves drying, waterproofing or sealing, and then tanning animal hides.

لَآكِلُونَ مِن شَجَرٍ مِّن زَقُّومٍ 56:52

56:52 They (Larboard side companions) shall taste (eat/partake of) the Tree of Zaquum

Traditionally, wineskins were made from goat skin that was dried then coated with pitch to make it impermeable or waterproof. Pitch refers to any of a number of viscous, solid resins extracted mainly from pine and juniper trees . While nowadays pitch can be made from petroleum products, traditionally it had been derived from trees. Petroleum-derived pitch is called bitumen and pitch produced from plants is known as resin. Purified at very high temperatures, it was used for waterproofing for the inside of tanned skins used as wineskins.
Incidentally, pitch and bitumen have associations with the state we call 'Hell.'

The tanning process derives from the use of tannins, usually extracted from tree bark such as pine, Holm oak, ink plants or, most commonly nowadays, mimosa. The main purpose of tanning is to convert the skin into an inorganic product so that it does not rot. Tanning also lends body to the skin, while leaving the pores soft.

Tannins precipitate proteins and chelate metal ions. Pomegranates have a wide variety of tannins, nutritionally making them a good source of antioxidants, but overconsumption may lead to anemia in sensitive individuals due to tannins effectively leaching iron ions from hemoglobin.

Maybe that's what happened to Eve; she developed a taste for such a fruit and succumbed to its ill/evil health effects. At which point, she would not have had to tempt Adam to eat it; her describing a new found novel condition to him may have led Adam to see for himself what she was on about. I can't think of anything worse than a long protracted illness to make someone any more malcontent. At which point, they didn't need God to send them any lower, they sank themselves. But the effect was probably not just physical but mental/psychological since it altered their perception/innocence.

I like to think it was inadvertent. Eve may have simply been unaware of her repeated contact/proximity to the tree that may have exuded something of its complex tannins, terpenes, what have you; and unwittingly suffered some negative effect as a result leading Adam to investigate and suffer the same outcome.

That the exposure or partaking was involuntary is alluded to here:

7:27 يَا بَنِي آدَمَ لاَ يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْءَاتِهِمَا إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاء لِلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ (7:27)يَا بَنِي آدَمَ لاَ يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ كَمَا أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ يَنزِعُ عَنْهُمَا لِبَاسَهُمَا لِيُرِيَهُمَا سَوْءَاتِهِمَا إِنَّهُ يَرَاكُمْ هُوَ وَقَبِيلُهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ تَرَوْنَهُمْ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاء لِلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ

7:27 O Children of Adam! Do not allow Satan to seduce you as he caused your Forerunners (Parents) to be exiled from the Garden and tore off from them their rainment (mantle of innocence) that he might manifest their shame to them. Verily, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you cannot see him. Truly, We have made the devils forerunner (parents) of those who do not believe.

Let's see what else Quran has to say about this troublesome tree:

37 As-Saffat (The Array/Matrix, Those Arranged In Rank)
أَذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ نُّزُلًا أَمْ شَجَرَةُ الزَّقُّومِ 37:62

37:62 Is that good 'boarding' (being greeted with Peace!) or the tree of al-zak-um (wineskins)

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهَا فِتْنَةً لِّلظَّالِمِينَ 37:63

37:63 Truly, We created it (the Tree of Zakuum, as a) Sedition/Spellbinding/Mezmerising/Rabble-Rousing (thing) for the wrongdoers (oppressors/malcontents)

طَلْعُهَا كَأَنَّهُ رُؤُوسُ الشَّيَاطِينِ 37:65

37:65 Its fruits are like heads of devils

Anyone know of any 2-horned fruit? I can think of something that may be derived from a tree that has a molecular structure that looks like the devil's head, but no fruit comes to mind. Here's one possible suggestion (a benzene ring with 2 Radicals--get it 2 'roots of all evil' which can probably make you very sick; not recommended for consumption--this being simply a mental excercise for me to keep my mind off headaches and nausea and their b$%#s$%#;):

Pthalic Acid can look like a devil's head, too:

Since the heads are plural, quite possibly the material under discussion may be a multiple chain of these types of molecules. Some people take issue with the following Sign:

4 Nisa (Women)
4:79 مَّا أَصَابَكَ مِنْ حَسَنَةٍ فَمِنَ اللّهِ

وَمَا أَصَابَكَ مِن سَيِّئَةٍ فَمِن نَّفْسِك

وَأَرْسَلْنَاكَ لِلنَّاسِ رَسُولاً وَكَفَى بِاللّهِ شَهِيدًا

4:79 What ever good touches you comes from God, and whatever bad touches you comes from yourself; and we sent you to humanity as a Messenger and God suffices as your Witness.

But experience tells us that in fact most of the evil or bad things that befall us are a consequence of our own actions; often for the simple reason that we fail to think far enough ahead. For example, the material under discussion here is readily found in nature and serves a specific purpose, it is only when people manipulate it without careful planning or for malicious intent that it can and sometimes does become harmful. Contextually, this would imply that whatever bad befalls us, may not be our own personal actions of doing or undoing but that of other human beings doing unwarranted things to us and each other--so that 'you' is reflective of Humanity's Action(s) rather than God doing the hurting.

Compare and contrast intentions for using such substances as the ones suggested here vs the mission of say the US Army Chemical Corp. This Corp had in the past sported a branch insignia that also resembled a devil's head. How do its current crest icons of the tree's and the dragon's significance compare in contrast to what trees mean here? {If you are really paying attention what can you say about the color scheme for these icons and that of the Maxie Time book cover; how does it compare to the colors on the Waxie sanitary supply trucks?}

The conclusion of this investigation being that this substance, or classs of substances, are or will be around in a prevalent manner that the unfortunate 'Larboard side' companions are made to imbibe enough of it to fill their bellies; it causes a boiling sensation, insatiable thirst, and other undesirable side effects. Yes, it sounds like punishment doled out, but where is everyone's sense of compassion? The Larboard side occupants are just another form of you! And if someone out there gets what this is all about, maybe this is their chance to do some Good.

31 Luqman (The Prophet Luqman)
يَا بُنَيَّ أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَاصْبِرْ عَلَى مَا أَصَابَكَ إِنَّ ذَلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْأُمُورِ 31:17

31:17 “(My dear) son! Establish (regular) prayer, and enjoin the doing of what is right (good) and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and patiently endure whatever may arise for you; of a certainty, these intentions matter (these are the best intentions)!”

7 Al-A'raf (Aaraaf)

7:188 ...وَلَوْ كُنتُ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ لاَسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِيَ السُّوءُ … …

7:188 …had I known the Unseen I would have amassed goodness (done an abundance of good) and nothing bad would have touched me…


World War What?

This post courtesy of ‘ITS 47’ which may or may not have anything to do with what I am on about here, nevertheless, here we are.

The major theme pertaining to Surah 47 Muhammed (pbuh) is War. There is no obscuring the fact that Chapter 47 lays down the rules for what is considered an acceptable way to wage War; God having given the Prophet an explicit injunction to fight since he and his followers were being persecuted.

I suppose arrogance ranges far and wide all these centuries among 'leaders' thinking they, too, wield the office of Prophethood and that God had also given them the express order to fight; how else can anyone justify any war that has occured since the Last Prophet was given an uncontested right to carry on a War.

Any War and not just a Holy War; if you have in any way participated in such a thing subsequent to 630 AD and you yourself were not a Prophet or acting under the auspeces of a Prophet (even the Pope does not count unless he is keeping company with The Michael or The Gabriel, which I think not), your actions have all been rendered useless. More on that later.

Prior to the injunction to fight The Prophet had been driven away (Hijra from Mecca to Medina) and his followers were being dispossessed and massacred in pits of fire. There is no arguing the fact since there is historical reference to this being the case that the Muslims only fought under the aegis of the Prophet, and even then only once the Prophet himself got the Word to fight.

I am referring to the Battle of Badr 624 AD between Medina and Mecca where the Muslims met to fight off the invading forces from Mecca. The second battle at Uhud did not turn out well for the Muslims and they failed to gain control of Mecca. However, by 630 AD, the Muslim contingent had grown to such large numbers that no force was needed to overtake Mecca since the Meccans did not even bother to fight against such a large host; the Meccans all stayed in their homes and closed their doors and the conquering Muslims simply rode into town to become victorious.

How many wars since have been fought so well?

"In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's
country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good."
--From The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

It is a historical fact that the first injunctions to fight were given once the Muslims had been already forced to take flight for safety and found they were still being persecuted.

2 Al-Baqara (The Cow)

وَقَاتِلُواْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ وَلاَ تَعْتَدُواْ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبِّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ 2:190

2.190. Fight against those who fight against you in God’s way (cause), but do not transgress, for God does not love transgressors.

2:191 وَاقْتُلُوهُمْ حَيْثُ ثَقِفْتُمُوهُمْ وَأَخْرِجُوهُم مِّنْ حَيْثُ أَخْرَجُوكُمْ
وَالْفِتْنَةُ أَشَدُّ مِنَ الْقَتْلِ
وَلاَ تُقَاتِلُوهُمْ عِندَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ حَتَّى يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِيهِ
فَإِن قَاتَلُوكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوهُمْ كَذَلِكَ جَزَاء الْكَافِرِينَ

2.191. Kill them whenever you confront them and drive them out from where they drove you out. (While killing is sinful) wrongful persecution is even worse than killing. Do not fight against them near the Holy Mosque unless they fight against you; but if they fight against you kill them, for that is the reward of such unbelievers.

It is clear in 2:190 and of paramount importance to remember that the option to avoid killing had already been exhausted and that the Muslims were not to be the transgressors and only to fight in self-defense. And 2:191 clarifies further that killing is wrong, even in war, and is only accepted to remedy a worse evil, that being persecution. Personally, I prefer the vicarious option.
It is also very clear that the Muslims were not fighting other believers; not Christians, not Jews, not Sabaian, or what have you; they were fighting the pagan Quraish who were the transgressors (remember the definition of Believer is broad, and none of us can judge who is or is not a Believer (do you know what is in other people’s hearts/minds?, even if they profess it?);

42 Ash-Shura (The Consultation)

42:13 شَرَعَ لَكُم مِّنَ الدِّينِ مَا وَصَّى بِهِ نُوحًا وَالَّذِي أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ
وَمَا وَصَّيْنَا بِهِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمُوسَى وَعِيسَى أَنْ أَقِيمُوا الدِّينَ وَلَا تَتَفَرَّقُوا فِيهِ

42:13 He Initiated for you the Guardianship of the Religion that He had enjoined upon Noah - and into which We have inspired in you through Revelation as well as that which We had enjoined upon Abraham, and Moses, and Jesus; steadfastly uphold the faith, and do not break up its Unity…

On the other hand, the pagan Quraish were demonstrably non-believers (setting people on fire) and acting the part of the transgressor.

I’m not much into war, but for the interested student, there are rules of engagement and more importantly, rules regarding how to treat those you are warring against, especially should you take prisoners.

47 Muhammed (The Last Prophet, Muhammed pbuh)

47:4 فَإِذا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَضَرْبَ الرِّقَابِ حَتَّى إِذَا أَثْخَنتُمُوهُمْ فَشُدُّوا الْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّا بَعْدُ
وَإِمَّا فِدَاء حَتَّى تَضَعَ الْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا ذَلِكَ وَلَوْ يَشَاء اللَّهُ لَانتَصَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَلَكِن لِّيَبْلُوَ بَعْضَكُم بِبَعْضٍ
وَالَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَلَن يُضِلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ

47:4 Now when you meet [the transgressor in battle/war;; notice it does not say in the middle of the street, schoolhouse, nearby place of worship or hotel lobby, etc.] those who disbelieve, then smite their necks (subdue them) until, you have routed them; then make fast bondage (take prisoners; implies they are actively fighting against you and not hostages that would imply they are civilians); and afterward either generosity (release the prisoners of war) or ransom (the prisoners of war) until the war lay down its burdens (i.e., do not kill the prisoners of war, (or anyone else that you have bound), etc.). Thus (is the ordinance, i.e., that’s an order). And if God willed He could have punished them (without you) but (it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in God’s cause (way/path), He does not let their works (actions) go to waste.

The assurance being that if you are fighting in God's cause (and sometimes it can be a battle to just get up in the morning) and are killed or die in the way, God will never let any of your deeds go to waste. Compare this to the weight your life's deeds carry if you are among the ones making it so unbearable for the rest:

الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَصَدُّوا عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَضَلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ 47:1

47:1 (As for) those who disbelieve (transgressors) and bar (others) from the path of God (God’s cause/path/way)- (their) deeds will He let go to waste (fritter away; i.e., their deeds are null and void)

It is very interesting that Surah 47 opens with this Sign. Right off the bat, if you are the 'bad apples', nothing you do or ever did will count for anything. This begs the question: If a nonbeliever kills you and given their actions don't count, do you die? in war or in any other way. For A Page In The Life followers keyed into the language usage, multiplicity, and meaning aspects of this blog, you probably are also into Latin and you may already know that 'apple' and 'evil' share similar Latin words (malus —apple, malum —evil) and homophones in the plural (mala). I don't know Latin but search the Internet.

At this point in my communiqué that last line about the 'apples' and 'evils' will help us transition to the next unexpected item on the agenda; What exactly did Satan 'tempt' Adam and Eve with that she 'tested' the 'forbidden fruit' of the 'tree,' best to have been avoided, bearing that 'bad apple' that came to be the 'root of all evil'?


When You're Six Feet Under...

what's another foot?!

And only with this in mind can I even broach the topic of this post which happens to be all about S-E-X. I hope I don't get myself into a Lot of trouble.

Americans, and by this I mean, United States citizens, while considered quite a progressive lot when it comes to most things, tend to be down right Puritanical, even today, when it comes to sex. I mean, we even have issues about mothers nursing their babies in public; compare and contrast that to Europeans or South Americans displaying the same wares when merely going out for Sun worship! (As an aside, Americans are also not very accepting of anything that is considered 'different' either; this aversion to variance is more pronounced in the middle states than along the coasts.) And we mind each others' business way too much.

51 Zariyat (Those (Winds) That Scatter, Distribute, Disperse)

وَمِن كُلِّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقْنَا زَوْجَيْنِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ 51:49

51:49 And in everything We created pairs (complements/duals) so that you may reflect (keep it in mind, consider, think)

92 Al-Lail (The Night)

92:3 وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالْأُنثَى

92:3 Consider Who created The Male and The Female

36 Ya-Siin ( يس )

36:36 سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْأَزْوَاجَ كُلَّهَا مِمَّا تُنبِتُ الْأَرْضُ وَمِنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَمِمَّا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

36:36 Glorify Him that Created pairs (mates/duality/opposites) in everything the Earth produces and from yourselves and from 'that which they know not (have no knowledge of (as yet))'

The reminder that everything is created in pairs or has a duality or a mate is not to say that there is only two genders, but rather to bring home the point that while everything you find on Earth has an opposite or a pair or a mate, God, by contrast, is unique in that God is a Singular, Sole Entity (without a match or comparison).

Heterosexuality is widely accepted as a 'norm' but what would you consider to be its complement or opposite?

Homosexuality is one possible answer if you simply consider the Latin prefixes hetero- and homo- as daulities/opposites/pairs; so it would not be so exciting to find that homosexuality is just as likely an outcome for something that the Earth produces as heterosexuality, and the wider swing to the hetero- position is due to the fact that all production would come to a complete stop on Earth if the balance swung the other way. We would, in other words, reach 'the end of the line' or 'cut off the road', to turn a phrase.

Much of the antagonistic non-acceptance of this fact about homosexuality is due in part to historical Biblical reference to Lot's community.

The story goes that Lot's people were destroyed because of their sexual proclivity; but it is jumping to conclusions to think that the abhorent behaviour that wiped them off the map was homosexuality per se. Lot's community was punished for excesses way beyond anything any other community on Earth at that time had participated in (there is a reference that no other community had 'beat them to it' whatever it is they were doing) and it would be wrong to think other communities did not have homosexuals; because as stated earlier, homosexuality is not expected to be punishable in and of itself since it had already been planned for and created as a duality to heterosexuality.

7 Al A'raf (A'raf, Aaraaf, The Heights)

7:80 وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الْفَاحِشَةَ مَا سَبَقَكُم بِهَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِّنَ الْعَالَمِينَ

7:80 And Lot said to his People (Community), "You covet (to do) such abominations no other (community) in the Worlds preceded you in doing (ever)"

So, right here, we know that Lot's people did not corner the market in homosexuality because there were other communities in existence and homosexuality does arise naturally on Earth. Lot's people apparently were foremost in a host of other things he considered truly abominable.

Before digging my grave any deeper, it has been determined that gender identity is a function of: biology, environment, and assimilation. To keep it simple, in just discussing the male and the female there are apparent differences in their brains:

The verbal, sorting, detail-oriented side of the brain is the left, and the spatial intuitive nonverbal side is the right. She speaks on average twice as many words as he does and this is even the case before they reach age two. Boys and men tend to be more nonverbal than their sexual analogs (ie. girls and women), preferring physical spatial activities even when first starting to explore their world. So the evidence is clear that women use their left brains more, and men tend to use their right brains more (just like the opposites they are designed to be). Hence, Lot's question to his people:

11 Hud (The Prophet Hud)

11:78 وَجَاءهُ قَوْمُهُ يُهْرَعُونَ إِلَيْهِ وَمِن قَبْلُ كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ
السَّيِّئَاتِ قَالَ يَا قَوْمِ هَـؤُلاء بَنَاتِي هُنَّ أَطْهَرُ لَكُمْ فَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ
وَلاَ تُخْزُونِ فِي ضَيْفِي أَلَيْسَ مِنكُمْ رَجُلٌ رَّشِيدٌ

11:78 And his people (Lot's community) came rushing toward him (running to him) and before they worked their evil (the evil they were going to do), he (Lot) said, 'O, my people! My daughters are purer for you should you (choose) to obey God, and do not humiliate me to my guests (Angelic Messengers). Is there not one man among you that is right minded (rational)?
Clearly, Lot's problem with his community is not that they had homosexuals among them, but rather that they were choosing to interpret their lusts in an 'unclean' manner by indoctrinating boys and men into their lustful pursuits whether they were homosexual or not. This is very clear in that Lot questions 'how can there not be even one right brained male' among them, because Lot understood this to fly in the face of what is a natural outcome of hetero- vs. homo- sexual orientation. In other words, Lot is asking, 'How is it possible that you can all be gay?' His problem was not with the homosexual condition, but with the sexual perversions of all of the men in the community.

27 Naml (The Naml/Ants)

أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةً مِّن دُونِ النِّسَاء بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ تَجْهَلُونَ 27:55

27:55 (Lot says) Must you covet males in lieu of (preference to) females? Truly you are ignorant people (a childish community; he may be alluding to something developmental here تَجْهَلُونَ = becoming childish/retarded)

إِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ شَهْوَةً مِّن دُونِ النِّسَاء بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ مُّسْرِفُونَ 7:81

7:81 (Lot says) You covet the males in preference to the females (this indicates that they are making a conscious choice). Truly, you are (a) wasted/wasteful community (lost people/given to excess).

26 Ash-Shu'ara (The Poets)

26:166 وَتَذَرُونَ مَا خَلَقَ لَكُمْ رَبُّكُمْ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِكُم بَلْ أَنتُمْ قَوْمٌ عَادُونَ

26:166 (Lot says) And you avoid what your God created for you as mates (spouses; what is of interest is not using the term 'wives')? Truly, you are hostile people (a rejected community)!

Furthermore, his castigation about cleanliness is not even so much against sodomy as it is against that the fact that they were rushing him in order to 'rape' his guests. The circumstanses must have been dire enough for Lot to offer up his own daughters to keep his people from getting their hands on his guests. Lot's community's response to his plea drives it home that this, in fact, is what was going on:

11 Hud (The Prophet Hud)

11:79 قَالُواْ لَقَدْ عَلِمْتَ مَا لَنَا فِي بَنَاتِكَ مِنْ حَقٍّ وَإِنَّكَ لَتَعْلَمُ مَا نُرِيدُ

11:79 They said, "You've always known we have no interest in your daughters (not only Lot's biological daughters but women in general), and truly you know what we want ('you've learned what we want,' ie., you know exactly what we want to do with your guests)!"

The community's response is not only menacing, but redolent of their arrogance. If one were to see what these types of Messengers look like that were sent to warn Lot of his community's imminent demise, and just how absolutely perfected their beauty is, you would appreciate that Lot's people wanting them is akin to a dung beetle larva coveting the worlds' top fashion model (and even then it doesn't give the full length of the spectrum as to how overreaching they were in their arrogance).

And in addition to Lot's community's arrogance, abysmal sense of hospitality, and total lack of care for the wayfarer, they fell short of the mark in many other ways; so, it would seem homosexuality within their community was really the least of their worries.

29 Ankabut (Spider)

29:29 أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ وَتَقْطَعُونَ السَّبِيلَ وَتَأْتُونَ فِي نَادِيكُمُ الْمُنكَرَ
فَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِ إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا ائْتِنَا بِعَذَابِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ

29:29 (Lot said), "(Must you) Interpret your lusts toward males and cut off the road (way/highway/path) and commit the outlandish (bizzarre, corrupt, weird, etc.) in your assemblies?" And his community's answer was nothing except that they said, "Show (Give) us God's account (what God has promised) if you are of the Truthful!"
That the community had fallen to excessive homoerotic pedophelia and raping travellers transiting their township in Bacchanalian-style gatherings is alluded to when they show up at Lot's door to molest his guests:

27 Naml (The Naml/Ants)

27:54 وَلُوطًا إِذْ قَالَ لِقَوْمِهِ أَتَأْتُونَ الْفَاحِشَةَ وَأَنتُمْ تُبْصِرُونَ

27:54 And Lot said to his people, "You want to do outrageous (this abomination) with your eyes open (while you are even sober)?"

The reason Lot was considered a good man, worthy of saving, turns out to be the fact that Lot offered a safe haven for wayfarers amidsts all of this degeneracy. His community had actually prohibitted him from offering up such safety to travellers (again, a secondary reference to cutting off the road or highway):

15 Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract)

15:70 قَالُوا أَوَلَمْ نَنْهَكَ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ

15:70 They (Lot's community) said, "Haven’t we forbidden you from (taking in/hosting) people (cut you off from the worlds/visitors)!"

I know this is not the version you hear in Sunday school, but is there any flaw to the logic in this telling? Would you expect God to be reasonable or unreasonable? Do you still believe God makes mistakes--or is it people's limited knowledge and self-interest that leads you to believe that somehow their shortcomings are God's own?

Homosexuality as it turns out has a function and a reason to exist. It is, in a manner of speaking, 'the end of the line' or the last biological generation of that entity. This is neither a good thing or a bad thing, just some other thing in a set of possible outcomes.

On a social level, homosexuality does have a place in society.

58 Mujjadilah (Pleading, Disputing, Strife)

58:11 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمْ تَفَسَّحُوا فِي الْمَجَالِسِ فَافْسَحُوا
يَفْسَحِ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَإِذَا قِيلَ انشُزُوا فَانشُزُوا يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ
وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ

58:11 O, you who have attained to faith, if you are asked "Make room for each other in your councils (assemblies, collective)!", do make room (for each other); God will make room for you (provide you allowance, can be taken to mean an added measure of consideration, room to make an error), and when you are asked to "Rise Up (to do good)," then do rise up (to it); God will raise those who attain to good (faith) and those who have been entrusted with Knowledge by degrees, for God Knows (is Fully Aware) of All that you do.

People tend to want to nurture and be cared for, so it is a natural extension that homosexuals also have something to bring to the table when they want to nurture. They are the natural solution to the care and keeping of the world's 'unwanted' children, they function to adopt them. Homosexuality is not synonymous with pedophelia and there are examples in society today where a 'third sex' is engendered for the express purpose of caring for orphaned children.

Heterosexuals are more likely to have children since they often have that option and will usually only adopt as a last resort; but gay people also feel the need to nurture as well and if they want children, adoption is usually their first if not only option, and that is why they are here.

93 Ad-Duha (The Forenoon - After Sunrise)
أَلَمْ يَجِدْكَ يَتِيمًا فَآوَى 93:6

93:6 Did He not find you orphaned, and give you shelter?

فَأَمَّا الْيَتِيمَ فَلَا تَقْهَرْ 93:9

93:9 In turn, the orphan you shall never wrong…

And if they can't or prefer not to take care of a child, they will take care of your pet, or style your wardrobe, or decorate your home to show you they care about some things that you might not feel the need to care for, including being here to take care of each other. How it all turned into our government dictating who you bed down with at night is beyond me (as long as they are of legal age (ie., old enough to enter into a contract (yes, having sex is like making a contract)--and even then contract language can get tricky) and consenting (force is not an option, neither is coercion), who are we to dictate Love ? (Just no abominations, please!)

Notes: Other topics related to the story of Lot: childcare and welfare; responsibilities and hospitality to the wayfarers/travellers (aliens); assuring rights-of-passage; right-brain/left-brain differentiation (rational vs. intuitive); humility and arrogance; child brain development; can one thing have more than one pair or opposite?; and anything else you can bring to the table.


Jesus Is Coming! Again?

How many times have you heard that one? You would think he could have got here by now--so where is the disconnect?--missed flight?

The fact of the matter is Jesus and all of the other 'good fellas' come and go all over town at any time at the drop of the hat. If say, Jesus did drop in tomorrow, would any of us even be able to recognize him or believe him? Be savvy enough to ask him how exactly he got here?

I can't be sure I would know him if I met him, but here are some clues: he loses track of time if he is travelling for any protracted period (longer than 3 days); signs of 'jet lag' may include disorientation that causes him to 'hit on' married women (I know, it was just a test!); curly/wavy red hair suits him (he should keep it).

Having suffered through one **human experience**, would he even want to leave a calling card? That's exactly why he and his 'band of brothers' go in and out incognito; their secret visits can cause the object of their attentions all sorts of apparent mental problems, like paranoia (...I jest).

{**human experience= an unfortunate tendency to shed blood gratuitously and break solemn oaths:

2 Al-Baqara (The Cow)

وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلاَئِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً قَالُواْ أَتَجْعَلُ فِيهَا مَن يُفْسِدُ فِيهَا وَيَسْفِكُ الدِّمَاء وَنَحْنُ نُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِكَ وَنُقَدِّسُ لَكَ قَالَ إِنِّي أَعْلَمُ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ 2:30

2:30 AND So Your Sustainer said to the angels: "I shall establish on earth one who shall inherit it." They said: "Will You place on it such as will spread corruption on it and shed blood –while it is we who extol Your limitless glory, and Worship (Cherish) You?" [God] answered: "I know that which you do not know."

وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَاقَكُمْ لاَ تَسْفِكُونَ دِمَاءكُمْ وَلاَ تُخْرِجُونَ أَنفُسَكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ ثُمَّ أَقْرَرْتُمْ وَأَنتُمْ تَشْهَدُونَ 2:84

2:84 And We accepted your solemn pledge that you would not shed one another's blood, and would not drive one another from your homes (homelands) – and you acknowledged it and you bear witness [to it even now].}

Whenever we talk about transcendental matters, the subject of multiple dimensions cannot help but present its illusive self. Simply because a transcendent form from higher dimensions is just not going to present in its true nature to someone in a 3 or 4 dimensional existence (brush up on Multiple Dimensions, See How Emily Treats Bob, or to learn by allegory and metaphor visit Flatland, if you're feeling contentious).

54 Al-Qamar (The Moon)

وَكَذَّبُوا وَاتَّبَعُوا أَهْوَاءهُمْ وَكُلُّ أَمْرٍ مُّسْتَقِرٌّ 54:3

54:3 ...they are bent on giving it the lie, always wanting to follow their own desires. (Ultimately) Every Matter Becomes Evident (shows its truth; its true identity; becomes apparent as to what it really is).

Take for example Chicken Little's rallying cry, 'The Sky Is Falling'; to everyone not 'present' to witness the event, it didn't. That just left Chicken Little with the angst of having to deal with the fact that, from where our friend Little was standing, it was the sole witness who saw that it did. Likewise, any interaction with a higher dimensional being or event.

An every-day example is if a disaster goes off over your neighbor's head you are likely to think all hell broke loose next door; your soon-to-be 'wigged out' neighbor might think its a large flock of birds rushing by overhead, or see a blue flash of light with some time distortion, possibly get a migraine; the news is going to report 'Some bad guys did it' because the 3-Ds (dumb-dumber-dumbest) need someone to hate to motivate them to get up the next moring and either pull together or go out and retaliate against anyone they think is even remotely related to the bad guys... As for the rest of us, the Silent Majority, we are going to think that we are stuck in traffic, or see a rather fetching skyscape.

Depending on what 'level' you're on, your experience will vary accordingly.

The ones responsible for the continuing unrest, boredom, meddling and malaise in the human population, 'they' are just going to get rich off of whatever caused the disaster, but only in the 3-D version; anything higher than that and it winds up costing them dearly. And why do these hypocrites get the best of us time after time? Because for our own selfish ends we want to believe them. We fall for the line every time:

7 Al-A'raf (A'raf,Aaraaf)

وَقَاسَمَهُمَا إِنِّي لَكُمَا لَمِنَ النَّاصِحِينَ 7:21

7:21 And he (Satan) swore to them (Adam and Eve=Humanity), "Sincerely, I am one of those who wish you well indeed!"

With all this going on is it any wonder that none of the higher dimensional beings (those more evolved) want to visit, let alone stay here? --which is why they get sent and then everyone thinks they see aliens.

وَإِن يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ 54:2

54:2 And if they see a Sign they contest it (oppose it, doubt it) and say: 'Recurring Magic' ('The magic continues', 'The usual delusion')

---We interrupt this post to give you the following Clues: 542 spotted East Bound RTE2 on 11.09.2009 at about 21:00; 543 and 533 heading South bound on the 405 transition to I10 on 12.09.2009 at about 16:00. (I like to remind everybody that I am not a Prophet, Apostle, Messenger, Wonder Woman, Super Mom, or Straight A Student; just think of me as the in-flight black box recorder; reminding everyone there must be a reason the Message is coming through in English.)---

**************************Addendum: *************************
September 3, 2013, I had not intended to post but according to 'My Man' this evening, they are expecting a report. 
So here it is: As of 0700 this morning, Tuesday, September 2013, the day following Labor Day--
We Know that We Resurrected. 
Anybody feel any different?
PS: SteveO thanks for queuing the Waxie Trucks I spotted 2 by 3 pm (09/03/2013).

53 Najm (The Stars, Unfolding, Revelation)

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى 53:3

53:3 and he does not speak out of his own desire...

If the highly evolved forms from higher dimensions are being sent to Earth then those are not the trouble-makers, since 'they' who are the problem don't get a second chance to walk the face of the Earth let alone get dispatched there as goodwill ambassadors. A brief description as to who the undesirable 'they' are:

5 Al-Ma'ida (The Table)
5:33 إِنَّمَا جَزَاء الَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَ اللّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي الأَرْضِ فَسَادًا
أَن يُقَتَّلُواْ أَوْ يُصَلَّبُواْ أَوْ تُقَطَّعَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم مِّنْ خِلافٍ أَوْ يُنفَوْاْ مِنَ الأَرْضِ
ذَلِكَ لَهُمْ خِزْيٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَلَهُمْ فِي الآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

5:33 It is a recompense for those who make war against God and His apostle, and spread corruption on the earth, that they are being killed, or crucified (persecuted), or have their hands and opposite feet cut off (being hampered/disabled), or are being banished from the earth (altogether banned from walking on the face of the earth); such is their ignominy in this world; and in the life to come worse suffering awaits them-

(A word of comfort; if you are not warring against God, spreading corruption or persecuting apostles (or anyone) you're just going to get stuck in traffic while the rest of it goes down--enjoy the Sky Movie.)

5:42 سَمَّاعُونَ لِلْكَذِبِ أَكَّالُونَ لِلسُّحْتِ
فَإِن جَآؤُوكَ فَاحْكُم بَيْنَهُم
أَوْ أَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَإِن تُعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ
فَلَن يَضُرُّوكَ شَيْئًا وَإِنْ حَكَمْتَ فَاحْكُم بَيْنَهُمْ بِالْقِسْطِ
إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

5:42 those who eagerly listen to any falsehood, greedily swallowing all that is evil! Hence, if they come to you [for judgment], you may either judge between them or leave them alone: for, if you leave them alone, they cannot harm you in any way. But if you do judge, judge between them with equity: verily, God knows those who act equitably.

(i.e., if it is in your nature to want to believe the worst about everything and everyone, you are stuck in 3D, a promotion to 4D is likely if you don't kick your dog, but you're not going to like it there either)

5:43 وَكَيْفَ يُحَكِّمُونَكَ وَعِندَهُمُ التَّوْرَاةُ
فِيهَا حُكْمُ اللّهِ
ثُمَّ يَتَوَلَّوْنَ مِن بَعْدِ ذَلِكَ
وَمَا أُوْلَـئِكَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ

5:43 But how is it that they ask you for judgment seeing that they have the Torah, containing God's injunctions (Laws) - and still ignore it? Can they be True Believers?


Choose To Remain A-Political, A Non Sequitur

But I have to say something about these abortion issue e-mos (emotional types beyond reason...who think its okay to kill a fully developed human being as some sort of recompense for someone else wanting to have an abortion...for any reason, if it ain't your womb it aint your business--football season has started, you'd think there are better things to go out for than killing a pro-choice activist--so much for freedom of speech!)

Ecclesiates 6.3-6.6

6: 3 A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. 4 It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded. 5 Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man- 6 even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place?

Area 51 Revisited

On Horticulture, Chemistry, Pharmacology, And Medicine

As mentioned in my previous post, this is the follow-up installment to Frieze Groups and Fish, about Vegetables or Plants in general:

Some say Luqman was a Prophet, others believe he was simply a Holy Man worthy of mention in the Quran (an entire Surah is named for him, so he deserves some consideration). He was known to be highly insightful, undertanding the inner workings (mystery) of things, especially plants and medicine (Ayurveda); he was thought to have lived far beyond a normal human lifespan and propounded thoughtful advice to his son.

An anonymous comment from a visitor to apageinthelife alludes to him/her being generally more than unhappy with the way things are around here, and expresses their displeasure with everything including war, politics, environment, just about all of it; and then concludes that if aliens do exist why haven't they taken him/her 'off this rock' already.

I take it they must feel rather alone/deserted/stranded and for those ETs stranded right along with him/her, the Quran can serve as a very handy Field Survival Guide. As to the reason why things appear to be moving at such a glacial pace, I reminded my visitor that if things move any faster than that, people have a habit of abusing/disusing valuable information, and that is what is at the heart of Revelation being just that, a gradual unfolding; to be understood at the proper time for the most appropriate purpose; and ultimately to 'earn your wings' and appreciate the Source that gave them to you; otherwise you'll just run amok all over the Universe(s).

18 Al-Kahf (The Cave, about Time Travel/Time Perception)

(18:54) وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَا فِي هَذَا الْقُرْآنِ لِلنَّاسِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ وَكَانَ الْإِنسَانُ أَكْثَرَ شَيْءٍ جَدَلًا

18:54 We have given detailed explanations in this Quran, for the BENEFIT of humanity; every kind of similitude: but man is, in most things, contentious (bound to use it to their detriment).

51 Surah 51 Az-Zariyat (Those That Scatter/Disburse/Disperse)

(51:55) وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَى تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

(51:55) So teach (remind) (the Message) as TEACHING (the reminding) benefits the Believers.

31 Luqman (The Prophet Luqman)

(31:10) خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا وَأَلْقَى فِي الْأَرْضِ رَوَاسِيَ أَن تَمِيدَ بِكُمْ
وَبَثَّ فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ وَأَنزَلْنَا مِنَ السَّمَاء مَاء فَأَنبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ كَرِيمٍ

31:10 He (God) created the heavens without any pillars that you can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm, so it does not shake with you; and He scattered throughout it beasts (creatures) of all kinds. And We send down rain (water) from the sky, to produce in it (on the earth) every kind of pair ( زَوْجٍ conjunction/conjugate/complement), noble ( كَرِيمٍ precious, valuable).

Given Luqman and his affinity to Medicine and Pharmacology we can apply this Sign to what else we really could be doing with cigarettes or tobacco.

The Nightshade family gives us (among other things) The Humble Eggplant and The Mighty Tobacco Plant.

Some values in Eggplant are: 4-Desmethylsterols, 4-methylsterols and triterpene alcohols (from its seeds); and 14α-methyl-5α-cholest-9(11)-en-3β-ol (from its oil). Eggplant seeds also contain nicotine since it is related to Tobacco and this may be why it can be considered as its complement.

In a similar fashion, Tobacco properties include: (S)-3-(1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)pyridine (formula C10H14N2) ; alternate names 1-methyl-2-(3-pyridyl)pyrrolidine; ß-pyridyl-alpha-N-methylpyrrolidine.

I picked an example that is way out of my depth but the thinking is if one makes you sick, it stands to reason that the other one (or a close relative) was created to make you better.

Given how unique 14α-methyl-5α-cholest-9(11)-en-3β-ol is to eggplant's oil what would be its affect on other lipids? Anything special about lipids found in cancer cells?--maybe I can read about it some day to make up for all the bad news I read in a day.

Any chemist will tell you that there is a similarity between molecular structure and horticulture and that is why it's only fitting to talk about trees and branches when describing how to go about making a chemical substitution. The term 'word' here describes any substance that is being substituted onto the underlying structure (or tree).

14 Ibrahim (Abraham)

(14:24) أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ اللّهُ مَثَلاً كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاء

(14:24) Do you see (Can you see) how God strikes for you an example, that a good word is like a good tree with an excellent fixed origin (firmly rooted) and its subsidiaries (branches) reaching to the Sky (upward, as a plane of reference; yes! chirality--right hand rule and all that.)

There is a similar allegory about a 'bad word', and basically substituting it would make the tree structure unstable (torn up from its roots) and that's not the direction we want to go (unless the intention is to do away with such an unwanted growth).

14 Ibrahim (Abraham)
وَمَثلُ كَلِمَةٍ خَبِيثَةٍ كَشَجَرَةٍ خَبِيثَةٍ اجْتُثَّتْ مِن فَوْقِ الأَرْضِ مَا لَهَا مِن قَرَارٍ 14:26

(14:26) And the similitude of a malicious word is like a bad tree, it is uprooted from the surface of the Earth, lacking stability (unable to endure).

The word خبيث  khabith, means 'malignant', and associated connotations include: 'virulent,' 'pestilent,' 'poisonous,' 'toxic,' and bad as well as meaning 'catty', 'sly,' 'evil,' and 'malicious.' 

In Sign 14:26 the word is used to describe both the 'word' and the 'tree' itself as being malicious or malignant.  

The inference for our purposes here, let's say designing a way to 'winkle out', 'pry' or 'remove something that is difficult to extract', or 'force it out of  its rooted position', would be to substitute the like onto it.

The description of such an extrication is given by the word 'اجْتُثَّتْ' 'ajtaththe', meaning to be 'uprooted,'-- 'rip', 'eradicate', and in a similar wise 'wipe out.' 

The similitude is if a cell is genetically cancerous, to substitute the same type of 'malignant' fractal of it onto the structure or tree itself--metaphorically, a new take on 'like dissolves like'--leads to its own dissolution or destruction.

And Sign 14:26 also describes what the desired mechanism entails, that such a 'malicious tree' (see mal- malus) will no longer be 'stable'. Other connotations indicate that attaching such a 'word' onto such a 'tree' makes it 'indeterminate' or lack the ability to be 'decisive'--it will no longer have the ability to 'make the judgment or deliverance' on how to 'repeat' like in a 'chorus refrain' (by extension 'reproduce' or 'duplicate', 'double').

All of the above nuances are rooted in the phrase itself, 'ma laha min qrarin'  مَا لَهَا مِن قَرَارٍ.

--Oh, and I didn't forget: If you ever find yourself in the old neighborhood, remember to say hello to the eggplants for me.--