The World Turns? Screw That!

Perhaps this post is more appropriately titled , 'An (Hyperb-) Ode to Alan'

"Curvature is the Obstruction to a Flat Field.
Tidal Forces are the Obstruction to an Acceleration Field
Curvature of Space-Time is the same as Tidal Forces."

--From a link associated with "GR02 Gravity Acceleration Equivalence, Gauss’s Law 2008-09-29"

Surah 86 At-Tariq (الطَّارِقِ)
وَالسَّمَاء وَالطَّارِقِ 86:1وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ 86:2النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ 86:3إِن كُلُّ نَفْسٍ لَّمَّا عَلَيْهَا حَافِظٌ 86:4فَلْيَنظُرِ الْإِنسَانُ مِمَّ خُلِقَ 86:5خُلِقَ مِن مَّاء دَافِقٍ 86:6يَخْرُجُ مِن بَيْنِ الصُّلْبِ وَالتَّرَائِبِ 86:7إِنَّهُ عَلَى رَجْعِهِ لَقَادِرٌ 86:8يَوْمَ تُبْلَى السَّرَائِرُ 86:9فَمَا لَهُ مِن قُوَّةٍ وَلَا نَاصِرٍ86:10وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الرَّجْعِ 86:11وَالْأَرْضِ ذَاتِ الصَّدْعِ 86:12إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلٌ فَصْلٌ 86:13وَمَا هُوَ بِالْهَزْلِ 86:14إِنَّهُمْ يَكِيدُونَ كَيْدًا 86:15وَأَكِيدُ كَيْدًا 86:16فَمَهِّلِ الْكَافِرِينَ أَمْهِلْهُمْ رُوَيْدًا 86:17
{Some of 'em want to know what's driving me to do this. Simple vanity! I decided the only way to shed a few pounds around here is to get rid of Gravity.}

The diacritic marks were added to the Quran some time after it was first put down in writing, to ensure the proper pronunciation of the text to avoid any misunderstandings. However, it would appear some people go to great lengths to make sure the meaning is lost on them. So, enough about them.

For the classic Star Trek aficionado who may remember Spock and McCoy facing off in a game of multi-level chess, the Multiple nuances of the Quran are more to do with performing multiple math problems than to dig deep to find a way to screw your neighbor.

For a limited example, take the first line of Chapter 86 At-Tariq. 'The Tariq' has been variously rendered as 'the night visitor', 'the piercing star', 'Sirius', just to mention a few variations on the theme. Tabulated below, in a nod to Multi-level Chess and Math Word Problems, the first line 86:1 consisting of 14 letters is broken down to its basic elements of variables, constants and other arithmetic operators.

If the table on the left, parsing out Sign 86:1 of the Quran, does not make it immediately obvious that one of the relationships embedded in it describes a helical path or orbit, then perhaps some clarification is called for.

I am presuming no one else has stumbled on it since I have never heard anything about this particular information embedded in the Quran, or what turned out to be my very handy-dandy-field-survival-guide, in all the years I've been on this (sad forsaken) planet and considering that this information has been hiding in plain view for over 14 Centuries by our reckoning.

In fact, the majority of those I've encountered over the years only see the worse things in it (which I have always justified as a general lack of literacy in the population) and most of them can only sit around thinking of ways to desecrate it or disparage the One (pbuh) who saw fit to share it with us.

The few more widely read, or the handful following along at apageinthelife, may scoff at the discovery, because there is more vivid imagery and reference to this phenomenon than the example I selected. Not only in the Quran itself, as in Chapter 81 Takwiir (Lit. "Spiralling'/'Twisting,' moving off-center), but in other Ancient lore including the Maya's of South America and the Maori's of New Zealand.

The Maya, of course, are best noted for their 2012 so-called 'doomsday' calendar, and there is a Maori oral tradition that alludes to 'When the Snake Bites the Sun.'

The Snake or Dragon reference appears in one form or another in most world cultures, and while it essentially is a reference to new beginnings from old endings (depicted by the serpent usually eating its own tale), such myths are imparted in simplistic memorable terms akin to presenting someone with a colorful Easter Egg--something that can be easily recalled, so that when we get older and have learned enough or experienced enough, and there comes a time to do away with childish things, we can then truly understand the Reality that 'hatches' from all the fairy tales.

I am probably not as brilliant as the young man looking over my shoulder at our neighborhood Starbucks the other evening, so I can't do multi-level math; and given that I can't even do 10th grade math thanks in great part to those who for whatever reason saw to it I lose the only thing I had going for me (my mind) coupled with the lack of proper care and out-right cover-up from the so-called 'medical community', I have to resort to single-level easy-as-she-goes-so-as-not-to-blow-out-her-one-remaining-brain-cell approach. Since I was never all that great at Set Theory or Statistics, I will go with the Algebra (you can follow along and pick your forte).

The first step, as when working any Code, is to find a Key, or agree on a Convention. Since the 'bismillah' is among the most often repeated phrases on Earth, maybe it is a Key to untangling the Arithmetic embedded in the Quran?

Like with everything else, one must Consider the Source before committing anything to a Methodology. While for convenience I use islamicity.com for an on-line Quran source, I know that the Allah is generally more detailed than what is shown in Sign 1:1 above, so I used wikipedia to get a more faithful representation of the Name 'Allah'.
As shown, Allah comprises an 'alif wasl' which is actually not an 'A' at all but what is called a 'hamza' and since this one appears at the beginning of the word with no prior letter it is pronounced as "Ah" and is called a 'hamza wasl'. Literally, 'hamza wasl' means 'connecting link'.
This is followed by the first L (the Arabic Lam) which in Arabic math notation is used for !factorial but is also the notation for complex numbers of the form r*e^(it). And it connects to the medial L in the Word Allah.
The Medial L (connects two letters, the leading Lam and the Ha (Arabic H that follows). What is noteworthy about this second lam is that it has both the 'shadeh' and the 'dagger aleph' harakat or diacritical marks above it. So, while the first Lam is understood to be connected with the hamza, making the word 'al' as in the definitive article 'the', there is no ignoring what we are to think of this medial Lam.
The 'aliph dagger' خنجر is used to mark or highlight the letter it is over, much like a sign (†) that is used as a reference mark, especially to a footnote (oh, A Clue!). And then we have the 'shadeh' as mentioned throughout the table above meaning, to 'stress' 'double' or 'take root' as well as things having to do with germination and the 'kernel'. And it is worth mentioning that the word 'Aliph' itself means 'compile'.
That the medial Lam is followed by the Ha (ه ), and there is no mistaking that in Arabithmatic ه stands for Euler's number, E, (or, e as in ln(e)=1---like e=2.7182...that E!) may be pointing to Lam as shorthand for complex numbers rather than Permutation, but that's just a guess on my part. (Plenty of room here for puns about 'Mary had a little lamb' and 'Abraham sacrificing a Lamb' or Ram...blah, blah, but let's try to focus).
Euler's number appears often in math and the sciences, and is associated with a range of things from expressing growth (or decay) rates, to Gaussian fields, to simplifying Calculus (like when integrating the Taylor equations).
So, we look for the Truth of the Thing by stringing along the letters. Lam complex form taken once and transcribed to equivalent English is re^(it).

There are two ways to double this; either one should work, so I tried both 2re^(it) and (re^(it))^2. And according to Anyone Who Has Ever Told The Truth of The Matter, There is Only 1 Allah. So, to test the Key, We Trust That ALLAH=1. And thank Heaven for WolframAlpha.com, I was able to generate the table for each case.
The fact that each case based on this Method did not yield a 'False' statement, and that each case had roots and yielded recognizable functions, does seem to confirm that 'Allah-hu-Ahhad' ('God Is One'). (I have to insist it ain't me or any one of you, but I think We may have Met on my worse day on that 'flippin' planet'!). It is interesting to note that each curve varies in the same way given that they all have the same derivatives.

Euler's number also appears when expressing curves in polar coordinates (r,t) and is analogous to expressing a complex number.

A logarithmic, or growth spiral which often appears in nature (spiral galaxies, a hawk' s path toward its prey, the nautilus shell, or a moth' s approach to a flame) when expressed in polar coordinates (r,t) is given by:

where a & b are Real numbers

Parametrically, the curve is given by:


A 3-D spiral, or Helix, is formed when a planar spiral is pulled along a third axis, z;

z=t; 0≤t ≤2π

The Helix is not the only type of spiral found in nature, others include the 'Whorl' and the 'Vortex.' All this means is that the World 'Screwing Around' is nothing new, since not only does the Earth Orbit the Sun along the Ecliptic Plane, but it is following the Sun as it hurtles through space on its way to toward the Solar Apex-what is, essentially, a Helical orbit.

The image below is taken from the book Helical Helix : Solar System a Dynamic Process byDr. Pallathadka Keshava Bhat (comments added).

As of 2010 the concept that the entire Solar System moves in a vortex trajectory like a snake moving in 3 dimensions (the 'Solar Snake') instead of a flat plane is not the way it is being taught in our schools. (In fact, in some schools they are still arguing Creationism v Evolution, as if this is even an argument).
As the "Solar Snake" moves either above or below the Galactic Ecliptic (about 26,000 years), it produces the illusion of the 'precession of the equinoxes' or what is described as a wobble in the Earth's polar axis. (At least this is how it appears from the 'Accessible' perspective of Earth's inhabitants, or 'Lower Dimension', than when viewed from outside the Solar System, or the 'Remote' viewpoint from a 'Higher Dimension').
The 'Solar Snake' is creating the so-called wobble due to it's vortical trajectory above and below the Galactic Ecliptic. The Ancients, including but not limited to the Maya, Inca, Egyptians, Indians, Indonesians and Native Americans, knew this and represented the Solar Force as Serpents or twin opposing serpents (twin opposing vortices).

The precession of Earth's axis explanation by way of this 'higher dimensional' viewpoint has interesting ramifications when extending this 'as above, so below' observation to the way information propagates throughout the Creation.
One example is in the similarity between the shape traced by solar system's helical path on the Galactic level compared to sperm on the microscopic level and genetic material (DNA) itself at the atomic level. (I know, this all gives new meaning to the notion of 'panspermia').

And while the examples of the snapshot of the helical solar system, the movement of sperm flagellum and the structure of the DNA molecule are physical 'turns' like that of a screw, this type of displacement is strongly reminiscent of elelctro-magnetic wave propagation.
This 'Reverberating Pattern' transmitted across not only in magnitude (from the Galactic to the Microscopic) but also across forms of Matter and Energy (Movement) cannot be ignored; it is very much like the self-similarity seen in Fractals! The very fact that this self-similarity exists so widely in the Universe must have meaning of 'Grave' (-ity) importance! (Did I scare you?--to know You're Mom died?---You'll be okay, because it's still not as bad as your driving scares me! So, remember to drive safely...(well-timed, aptly-titled JumpStart comics appeared 01.03.2011 in the LATimes; is the 'grammar nazi' comment a personal attack? comics.com)
The Helix also presents as a screw dislocation as it propagates in crystal growth. Screw dislocations are an important mechanism in crystal growth and appear as distinct spirals under high magnification. Turns out, where there is a surface “step” the atoms can more easily add to the crystal, and the surface step associated with the screw dislocation is never destroyed no matter how many atoms are added to it. (The arithmetic description of a ‘step’ is a ‘jump point’ or a ‘discontinuity’ caused by a function being ‘undefined’ at that point, like ‘divide by 0’)
Keeping all this in mind, about how matter holistically travels or imprints these helical paths, an electromagnetic vortex may have something more to add to our understanding of the phenomenon and, in turn, add to our understanding of the Gravity 'paradox' when formulating the Theory of Everything.
An optical vortex is created when light (a form of electromagnetic radiation) travels in the z direction with a phase front in the shape of a spiral. The intensity vanishes at the center (anyone think this is familiar to Gravity at the Center of the Earth where counter forces cancel each other out?) of the optical vortex where the phase is “undefined”.

The image of just such an optical vortex is
taken from a paper by Dr. Ulrich T Schwarz Research Group, Regensburg University. According to that paper;
“…’the threads of darkness’ are the optical analogue to screw dislocations in condensed matter physics. They are defined as topological entities and thus stable. A perturbation of the beam will shift the position of the vortex, but not destroy it (as it is impossible to smoothly merge a spiral staircase).”{…And I suppose this is where I am not to let my anger show and only wonder, ‘Why can’t God Imagine better people?!’} Ok, Enough with the EMO stuff.

Moving right along, we take a second look at where we started:
وَالسَّمَاء وَالطَّارِقِ 86:1
86:1 By the Sky (Heavens) and the Tar(i)q(i)
Which is not to say we are right back where we started because all this has happened in the meantime, so it's not exactly the exact same beginning although it looks strangely familiar (Déjà vu, anyone?--Oh, the French, we'll get to them later...).
The reason the word Tariq has so many associations is probably because when it was first introduced into the Arabic vernacular people thought it quite foreign and they tried to make sense of it through context of what followed, which seems to be about the Sky and the Stars. But the words for Stars and Revelation are homonyms, so 86:3 may be just as likely talking about a Piercing Star as it is a Groundbreaking Revelation. Which brings us to the French.
French is a Romance language and derives from the ancient Latin. It is also known as one of the group of "oïl languages" which share the common word oïl (oui) for yes.
{This is where I have to digress and relate a story about a traveller who shared a (conventional) flight with me and was seated next to me on a business trip some time in the long distant past. As we were flying over New Mexico he became quite chatty about how beautiful it looked from the air and he said that travelling widely for his work had taught him to appreciate all kinds of beauty that is not so apparent to the rest of us just walking around because of the special vantage he had when hearing people speak. He was a Linguist and his work required that he find ways to preserve human language and discover how it evolved, which gave him a wider lexicon than the rest of us and an entirely different way of understanding the World.}
Consider the word الطَّارِقِ (at-tariq) first introduced in 86:1 and then followed by the rhetorical question:
86:2 "And How Would You Know (Who Taught You, or, How Can You Be Able to get the Concept of ) what is the Tariq?"
To someone like my travel buddy, sometime in the '80's, it was probably a no-brainer; but to the rest of us, (or me anyway), it's not incredibly obvious. The nearest Arabic word to it would be طرق "method(s)" similar words mean 'through' or 'way' and secondary meanings are 'knocking, beating, pounding, enter, etc.' It is interesting that an alternative word for 'methods' is الأساليب "al-asaleeb" which sounds a great deal like "the Crosses" ( الصليب the Cross, Crucifixion).
A great many of us know about the story of Jesus and the Resurrection and associate His time on 'the Cross' as a time of 'Persecution' or great 'Torture'. So, we would not be surprised to find that the Latin word torquere, ('to torment'), can remind some of us of the word 'Torque', ('to twist'). And we find even more associations to the Jesus story in similar Latin words like 'Torques", (meaning; 'a chain of,' 'collar,' 'yoke', 'garland', 'necklace', 'gorget', 'chain') and the closely associated 'Torquis' (meaning; 'twisted necklace').
All this is made more interesting when we find that the word 'tarch' or 'arch' is 'Ark' in French, and sounds like 'tark' in Estonian for 'wise, astute, sapient, intelligent...' Which brings us around full circle to the word in Farsi (Persian) for torque, where it's taken directly from the contemporary word and its modern-day meaning; 'torque' transcribed in the Arabic/Persian alphabet as 'تورک' (tork), which looks and sounds a lot like the definitive طَّارِقِ (allowing for variations due to trascription from one laguage to another).
The Answer to the rhetorical Question posed in 86:2 (although none is needed) is:
"Certainly Not Google language tools!"
Since a recent translation of 86:2 using Google Language Tools yielded the following interpretation:
"Everybody Knows What Tariq (86:2)" (is).
{I would be convinced otherwise if every government agency had not at one time or another visited this site, even by way of Malaysia and Siberia, ok? I know yousguys tamper with it, because I would not expect those visitors' default language to be English.}
Essentially, this is what it is:
86:3 An-najm al-thaqib86:3 The Piercing Star; A Penetrating/Acute/Sagacious Revelation (acute/keen/boring (like with a hand-drill/perforator Insight/Awakening)
86:4 Inna Kulla Nafsitin llamma 3aliha hhafizhu86:4 Indeed (Truly) Every Being (Soul) Has Overseeing it (Over It) A Saviour (Keeper, Guardian, Protector, Watcher)
86:5 Fayuntthiri al-insannu mimma khulliq86:5 So let (such that) the Human Being See (Understands) Of What (they) Are Created
86:6 Khuliqin min ma'in daffiqin86:6 Created From/Of Watery Effluent (stream, race, influx, afflux, outpouring, inflow/outflow, pouring, pumping, effluence...)
86:7 Yakhruju min bayina al-ssalbi wa al-ttara'ibi86:7 Coming out (emerging, exiting, surfacing) from/of between the 'al-ssalbi' (n.; steel, Crux, crucifixion, loin, ramrod, cross-cut, betterment. v.; crucify, harden, consolidate, stiffen, temper, call out, sear, castigate. adj.; solid, firm, rigid, tough, stiff, concrete, robust, metallic, adamant, unyielding, inflexible, unkind, stark, horny, stubborn, tenacious, resistant, solidity, cruel, corneous, persistent, callous, stabile, out-and-out) and 'al-'ttaraa'ibi' (Alterae (Altair); var. رأب ra'b, bridge, garage; al-tara ibi (ForeFathers' + White Flyers).

The Northern Cross, or Cygnus (The Swan)__Backbone of the Milky Way
On one level 86:6 and 86:7 may very well be a lesson in biology and procreation, but the text is troubling when we have to try and figure out what the exact body part the 'effluent' or 'flood, stream' is emerging from between given that the words 'al-ssalbi' and 'al-ttara'ibi' don't, as far as I can find, correspond to any widely accepted body parts as such. They have been variously interpreted to mean the ribs, loins, or rib cage and the pelvic arch, but this seems contrived.
So, for now, we have to look elsewhere in our Universe to make a more Immediate Connection.
The Galactic Plane (Equator) runs right through the Northern Cross (Cygus, The Swan) where the asterism Fixed by Deneb and Albiero forms the long ‘Staff’ of The Cross; and Delta Cygni, Sadr, and Gibeah form its outstretched 'arms' (cross-bars).
Sighting the Northern Cross is the same as looking directly into the Milky Way disk since it floats like a backbone of the Milky Way – the luminous River of Stars passing through the Northern Cross and stretching across the sky. On clear, dark Winter nights this “milky” swath of sky appears as a hazy band and is really an edgewise view of the Galactic Disk.
The "Summer Triangle" likewise fixes the orientation of the Milky Way Galaxy as it flows out through one of the 'legs' formed by Vega and Altair, with Deneb at its western Apex.
Each of these stars in the Northern Cross and the Summer Triangle are associated with avian Constellations: Deneb and Albiero and Delta Cygni mark the Tail, Beak, and Wing of The Swan, respectively; Gieneh, means 'wing' in Arabic and it represents a wing of Corvus, the Crow/Raven (Gamma Corvi), and the eastern outstretched 'wing' of Cygnus the Swan (Epsilon Cygni); Vega is the brightest star in Lyra associated with the mythic Eagle/Vulture that swoops between Heaven and Earth; and Altair is a main star in the Aquila and derives its name from al-nasr-al-ta'er, 'The Flying Eagle', of legend; and finally, Sadr at the center of the crossbar in the Northern Cross is from the 'Breast' of the Hen.
So, while anatomically we may yet have a few more things to learn about human physiology, it would seem what we know about the Cosmos provides a more fitting depiction of what Signs 86:6 and 86:7 are on about. Since it would seem to indicate that the flow of the Milky Way through these fixed points has something to do with Birth or Resurrection. A Birth that our Ancient Forefathers noticed on a Galactic Time Scale in its streaming through what is alluded to as a 'bridge' associated with these 'White Flyers'. It's not surprising that Deneb, Vega and Altair are all white Class A stars related to Birds.
A 'bridge' connects or links places and it also enables communication (a span across a physical barrier or Time) and the secondary meaning of the word رأب ra'b being 'garage' may lead to the inference that the destination is a place for rest and repair, whether it be for cars, stars, UFOs, or people.
86:8 Innahu 3alla raj3ihi laqadirun
86:8 (Indeed) He Is Able (Has Power Over, Can Cause) him (the Human) to Return (Revert, Come Back, Repeat, Reinstate, Snap back, pass back, reestablish, send back, report back, resound) (aside, is that like a threat?)
86:9 Yawma tubla assara'iru
86:9 On A Day Secrets Are Displayed (laid bare, put forth, the understanding is that they are 'worn out' for all to see, like clothing, with all connotations including 'bearing them' and their being 'erased' and/or 'worn down' in that there will be no way to make excuses for them)
86:10 Fammaluhu min quwatin wala nassirin
86:10 He will have no other Helper/Power/Force or Friend/Patron/Benefactor
86:11 Wa al.sama' tthati alraj3i
86:11 And the Sky (Heaven) Relates the Feedback
86:12 Wa al.ardi tthati alssud3i
86:12 And the Earth Relates the Rift/Flaw/Fissure/Crack/Separation/Segregation...
86:13 Innahu laqawln fasln
86:13 (Indeed) He Can Say (Utter, Call, View, Determine) the Decision (separation season segregation division disconnection isolation severance seclusion demarcation disjunction parting dissociation breakthrough displacement; v., separate disconnect detach break dismiss fire segregate remove adjudicate cut isolate determine decide settle cut off detail sever resolve divide disentangle dissociate sack discharge judge partition lay off set apart expel part itemize wean displace adjudge dissociate oneself from disunite disjoin arrive at a resolution cashier
render a judgment particularize elaborate seclude make a decision sunder have a final word)

86:14 Wammahua b'al hazli
86:14 And He Is Not Kidding (not joking); He Is Serious
86:15 Anahum yakeydoo'na kaeidana
86:15 They are scheming a plot (They plot a plot; plan an artifice, machination, scheme, trick)
86:16 Wa'akeydo kaeidana
86:16 And I Plot a Plot...
86:17 Famahali al.kafireen amhalhum ru'wayidana
86:17 Allow Time for the Disbelievers (Unfaithful)--Take It Easy On Them (Deal Gently with them, Allow (them) Time for A Reprieve).
...I can't believe You; they have the supercomputers, a nuclear arsenal, all the national labs, and their sanity & You Tell me to take it easy on them?! Fine. Here, I Plot a Plot!

PS Henry, I was kind o'hope'n you took off with the quantitative maths while I perigrinated the qualitative aspects. The Chapter:Verse may be the actual parameters for the steps. For example, Sign(1:1) would indicate use variables=1 and result=1 ; and test for True. The example given for الله above yields:
; ; ...
True; True; True...


Go Figure...H2O

A long time ago, like during the Jurassic, I took a class with a Professor who could prove the Existence of God by applying, of all things, Thermodynamic Equations.

The First Law of Thermodynamics holds that there is Conservation of Energy; it can neither be Created nor Destroyed, only Converted from one form to another. The Second Law of Thermodynamics, while not violating the First Law, holds that Entropy always Increases, such that the amount of usable energy in a system dissipates over time. The Second Law is a unique law of physics in that it deals with Time and its Direction. The Third Law of Thermodynamics states that as a system approaches Absolute Zero the Entropy of the System approaches a well-defined Minimum (a Constant, but not Zero). {Absolute Zero, the thermodynamic null point, is the point at which atoms transmit no thermal energy, or are completely at rest and cannot get any colder. This is defined as 0 K, where K is the thermodynamic absolute temperature Kelvin scale.}

APageInTheLife deals with selected topics, but the main idea behind almost every post has to do with Language and Meaning (and of course, God), so it would not be surprising to find that Thermodynamics also drives or applies to Linguistics.

In a recent paper Nature, Evolution, Culture, Free will and Morals: A Thermodynamic Singularity, Charles H.M. Beck, Professor Emiretus Dept. of Psychology, University of Alberta- Edmonton, Canada writes:

"Human cultural activity in the form of artistic
expression and aesthetic appreciation may be viewed as manifestations
of the Second Law
. The evolution of human
language provided a basis for the accumulation, storage and transmission
of information and is widely regarded as a key element in the
development of human culture.

The concept of the transformation of energy has been successfully
applied to linguistic communication
. Art forms, encapsulated
universally in ritualized communal celebrations involving decoration,
storytelling, music, dance/drama performance, and feasting,
serve to increase the rate of energy transfer in human groups
compared to the group member working individually.

....To sum up, salient features of human culture
including language
, artistic expression and appreciation,
spiritual experiences and life satisfaction may be seen as a manifestations of effective energy transformation."

What does this preamble about linguistics, thermodynamics, and God have to do with the subject of this post, Water, you might wonder?

It leads us to Question how we can be in any position to Say anything about God, when we don't even have a very good understanding about the most abundant substance found on Earth--Water (H20).
Since the late 1940's scientists, either through simulations or experiments, have noticed that bulk water, when supercooled below its melting temperature (TM) at about 235 K (below which it crystallizes), approaches a Thermodynamic Singularity (TS) at 228K. It is during its supercooled metastable state that the anomalies in water's thermodynamic properties become pronounced, showing a power law divergence toward the singular temperature 228 K.

Now, we don't have to cool water down that far to observe 'anomolous' behavior, since we are all familiar with its other 'anomalous property' of becoming less dense, not more, when it is cooled down to its solid form, ice. Water expands to occupy 9% more volume as ice, which is why ice floats on liquid water.

But what is remarkable at this critical triple point, 228 K, is that supercooled metastable water undergoes large structural fluctuations and fragile-to-strong dynamic cross-over (FST). The fragile-to-strong dynamic transition (FST) of bulk liquid water at about 228 K results from the structure change at the thermodynamic liquid-liquid phase transition from normal H2O to strongly tetrahedral H2O.

Surah 2 Al-Baqara (The Calf)
وَالْمُطَلَّقَاتُ يَتَرَبَّصْنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ ثَلاَثَةَ قُرُوَءٍ
وَلاَ يَحِلُّ لَهُنَّ أَن يَكْتُمْنَ مَا خَلَقَ اللّهُ فِي أَرْحَامِهِنَّ
إِن كُنَّ يُؤْمِنَّ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ
وَبُعُولَتُهُنَّ أَحَقُّ بِرَدِّهِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ إِنْ أَرَادُواْ إِصْلاَحًا
وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ
وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ
وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكُيمٌ 2:228

Seemingly, Sign 2:228 deals with family law in that it mentions divorcing women, while awaiting a divorce, are expected to يَتَرَبَّصْنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ 'lie in wait' for 3 periods (3 menstrual cylces) prior to finalizing the divorce in the event that the woman may be carrying a viable pregnancy, in which case the couple should wait until the child is born and the pregancy should not be concealed just to get on with the divorce. If she decides she wants a reconciliation, it is expected that she and her husband work things out, but while both the man and the woman have the same rights in finalizing the divorce, the man is said to have "a precedent," in the matter; literally stated وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ as "a degree above her (the devorcee/not women in general)" (which brings us back to cooking, but not so fast).

But, if family issues are not a concern for the rest of us, Sign 2:228 is still germane to our experience here on Earth; because let's face it, not everything on Earth has to be about men and women and their relationships; there is a whole bunch of other stuff out there--like Water. And Sign 2:228, while on the surface is setting out procedures during divorce, is simultaneously propounding everything to do with metastable water and its supercooled anomolies at 228 K, by specifically mentioning مُطَلَّقَاتُ 'absolute', بِرَدِّ 'chillness/coldness/refrigeration,' ثَلاَثَةَ قُرُوَءٍ 'triple point/period', أَرْحَامِهِنَّ 'matrices' and a host of other terms connected with metastable H2O under investigation in confined spaces such as nano pores,* including that during certain simulations the number of successful molecular transfers for liquid-liquid equilibrium at this thermodynamic singularity (228 K) is about 2 N whereas it is at least 10 N or greater at higher temperatures for liquid-vapor equilibrium (N is the total number of molecules in the simulation; for liquid-vapor and liquid-liquid equilibrium in the cited reference, N was 850 and 1600, respectively).

With this approach, Sign 2:228 may be understood in a less anthropologic standpoint. For instance, the word مُطَلَّقَاتُ with a primary meaning 'divorcees' or 'females about to have a marriage annulled or get absolutely/completely seperated/detached/distanced/liberated/freed from an existing relationship/connection' may lead to the consideration that 'female' in engineering terms describes a part that has a recess, designed to receive a corresponding projecting part; and in botany the 'female' is the part of the flower that has carpels and no stamens, and produces seeds.

The words 'divorce' and 'absoluteness' are related in that the Latin 'absolutum' means 'loosened from' or 'seperated,' and this is an important connection to make since in mathematical logic the word مُطَلَّقَاتُ , in addition to meaning 'absolute', also means 'complete' such that what is being discussed is not 'partial absoluteness' in a mathematical sense. And while something is said to be absolute if it has the same truth value in each of some class of structures (or models; where structure consists of a set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations which are defined on it), the many meanings of the word مُطَلَّقَاتُ (mutliqat) also include: unbounded, unconditional and infinite. And it is the word 'infinite' which points to the special 'infinatiry" case usually found in "the logic proposed for quantum mechanics, which depending on the use of subspaces of Hilbert space as propositions, operations such as taking the intersection of subspaces are used," since in general this fails as a finitary operation.

Having described these 'divorcees' as 'recessed' particles (holes?) in this manner/matter, Sign 2:228 proscribes that they ' يَتَرَبَّصْنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ ' (yatarbssna bianfusihin), which literally means 'sneak/lurk by/within themselves.' Taken in context, the meaning is clearly that they 'lie in waiting by themselves' or have no 'intercourse/contact/communication' for a 3-month period prior to 'divorcing'.

The root word 'tarbas' also means 'thrips' which is a very small insect, one of whose defining characteristics is that it is very small and likes to hide in confined spaces, making it very difficult to detect. So, this can also be understood as a defining characteristic of the subject here.

It is interesting to note that another meaning to the word yatarbas is 'ambush' which points to a property of a 'surprise attack' or 'trap unexpectedly' as well as to 'enmesh' or 'entangle.' That they 'yatarbassn bianfusihn' is reflexive, which means that they 'conceal themselves.'

So, moving right along, the alotted time for this type of 'furtive' behavior concerning 'divorcing women' is 3-menstrual cycles. For the non-anthropologic counterpart discussed here, it is to be '3-periods' or cycles. That menstruation is mentioned with the deliberate use of the word ' قُرُوَءٍ' (quruwatin) is intriguing since a 'period' not only pertains to 'time' and a 'cycle' or 'phase,' but menstruation is very much tied in with the 'lunar orbit'. This indicates that a physical entity is going around a center, much like the Moon orbits the Earth, experiencing regular displacement and not just that of it being a time cycle as would be expected in, say, a sine function.

Knowing that the Moon is strongly associated with tides, what's being described here is also related to tidal effects. Tides can be described very effectively using gravitational forces and friction, and tidal levels may be successfully forecast using chaos theory (local models).

{If there is no obvious way to finesse the answer, then nothing wrong with trying a brute force attack...
وَلاَ يَحِلُّ لَهُنَّ أَن يَكْتُمْنَ مَا خَلَقَ اللّهُ فِي أَرْحَامِهِنَّ
إِن كُنَّ يُؤْمِنَّ بِاللّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ

And Not Solve/Solution (disentangle)** For Them If They Mute/Silence What (Water) God/Dominator Created In Their Matrices
If They Believe/Accept As True (In ) God/Dominator and The Last/Most Recent/Final (contact) Day/time/period/generation...

** يَحِلُّ solve/solution/solvent also means untie, loose, untangle, unbend, free, uncoil, unwind
يَكْتُمْنَ hiding/concealment; to hide, secrete, limit/reduce/curb
مَا m.a; sounds like'water'; means what/whatever/anything
خَلَقَ Created/Creates; n. Nil, Creation, habit, fiber, mood; v. Differentiate, Make, Create
اللّهُ Allah; to handle whatever math this is all about should be taken to mean the Most Dominant/Leading/Forceful thing under considertion
أَرْحَامِهِنَّ lit. 'wombs'; also means 'their ties of kinship/relationships'; and Matrix/pl. Matrices

"It is not a solution (or Do Not Solve) for them to limit/reduce/hide whatever/water/anything Nil=Null=0 created/differentiated by the Most Dominant Force in their Matrix (tied to them)"

followed by a conditional 'If' statement; If they...
يُؤْمِنَّ lit. Believe; يؤ من taken as 2 words means 'thus creating from/of'; ؤم the center of the word means 'suitable' flanked by J(oules) and N(number of molecules/moles seems to indicate if the Energy is suitable for the amount of matter)
بِاللّهِ In Allah (see above) and
الْيَوْمِ the day=24 hour period, Time, generation
الآخِرِ the final, last, most recent (contact)

"If they have/make enough Energy/as much Energy required for the Amount of Matter In the Most Dominant Force and the Last Time/Period since the most recent contact" }

وَبُعُولَتُهُنَّ أَحَقُّ بِرَدِّهِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ إِنْ أَرَادُواْ إِصْلاَحًا
and ba3awlatuhuna ahhaq brdahina fi tthalika inna araduwa aslahhaan
and their dependence due/true (not relative)/alignment their coldness in that they wish (have a a strong affinity==geometric transformation (affine: map points and parallel lines to points and parallel lines) for reformation (in chemistry: reorganize to remove faults/change molecular structure with a process like cracking petroleum to make gasoline)/restructureThis seems to indicate the following: "They reliably/correctly/dependently align/transform in their 'absolute' chilled/coldness to an 'affine' in order to restructure such that they reach a more organized faultless state."

وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ
walhuna mthl althhee 3alihina bialm3roof
And they depict/typify/portray/exemplify/sculpt/represent/appear/symbolize that one/which to them/over them is recognized/known/&Unknown, (alt. propagation/transmission)In plain English this means; "And they appear/represent/typify/portray what is being transmitted/propagated to them (recognized or known as well as simulatenously mapping what is Unknown (from a Higher Dimension --something 'above' or 'over', understood to mean 'beyond' them (see projection/projective force); remember Bob and Emily)"

the 'male' counterpart/dual to the 'female' behavior:
وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ
wa,lil.rujali 3layihina darjatan
and (to) the males... a 'degree' over/above to them(selves) {what many claim to say "and the men/males" is clearly annunciated as "and to the men/males", meaning that they are being proferred or given something by the 'female' dyad; and دَرَجَةٌ darjatan in the arithmatic context means 'coefficient' 'level/echelon' 'step', lit. 'a bump/kick up' etc., which seems to indicate that this activity leads to raising the 'male' a step/quantum up to the 'female' level that had been established when the matter under consideration 'restructured' or 'reformed'...} This begs the question, 'Is there a Mathematician in the House?'

...not exactly what I need a Mathematician for, but Thanks!

And I'm almost certain the lesson is not lost on physicists working with condensed matter, since the male/female mentioned throughtout 2:228, while indexed to water's supercooled liquid-liquid equilibrium at 228k, behave like 'excitons' in other systems which at low temperature and low pressure have anticorellated entropy and specific volume fluctuations, like semiconductors SiO2 and GeO2, and other tetrahedrally-coordinated liquids.

In conclusion, the Attributes of the 'Most Dominant Force (Allah)' mentioned here are:

وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكُيمٌ
'hakim' and '3aziz' which indicate that It Reinforces (Boosts) Discreetly (in a Subtle/Judicious way).

*("Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition of Water in Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Pores", I. Brovchenko & A. Oleinikov (2008));


Life Goes On

...without me

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
--Robert Frost US Poet (1874 - 1963)

Sage words coming from a thoughtful poet known for his 'telling last line.'

The intimacy one senses in Frost's poems derives from his ability to encapsulate profound Truths about our world in a language accessible to the rest of us.

Consider the last lines from some of his poems:

  1. Desert Places..."I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places."
  2. Hyla Brook..."We love the things we love for what they are."
  3. Nothing Gold Can Stay..."So dawn goes down to day, Nothing gold can stay."
  4. Revelation..."So all who hide too well away Must speak and tell us where they are."
  5. The Road Not Taken ..."And that has made all the difference. "
Such keen observations could only be so well articulated by someone living very much in their present moment. Unlike some of us who are always looking back over what has happened or counting the days to see what will happen next--a sure recipe to miss what is going on right now.
A good ferinstance would be considering the simple case of 2 numbers; say, 9 and 118. Not particularly exciting numbers, and certaintly no readily discernable way to win the lottery, but here we are on September 16, 2010 thinking about them.
The Sign 9:118 given by these 2 numbers is found in Chapter 9 of the Quran, entitled Repentence.
Surah 9 Tawba (Repentence)وَعَلَى الثَّلاَثَةِ الَّذِينَ خُلِّفُواْ
حَتَّى إِذَا ضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الأَرْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ
وَضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ أَنفُسُهُمْ وَظَنُّواْ
أَن لاَّ مَلْجَأَ مِنَ اللّهِ إِلاَّ إِلَيْهِ
ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَتُوبُواْ
إِنَّ اللّهَ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ 9:118
We could try to find special relationships between the numbers 9 and 118 by using simple arithmetic operations and trigonometric functions; treat them as coordinates to find a location on earth or the celestial sphere; or convert them to different forms such as binary, hex or complex. Or, we can choose to look at this pair of numbers in terms of a common relationship we know they share today, in 2010 CE.
As of 2010, the Periodic Table contains 118 chemical elements whose discoveries have been confirmed. Ninety-four are found naturally on Earth, and the rest have been produced artificially in particle accelerators.
The'Periodic Table' is referred to as such since the elements are arranged according to their chemical properties which occur 'periodically' when these elements are grouped depending on the number of valence electrons and the total number of electron shells.
The 'periods' comprise the horizontal rows of the table, of which there are 9. (The wide table incorporates the lanthenides and actenides (f-block) and the extended version adds the 8th and 9th periods, incorporating the f-block and adding the theoretical g-block.)
So, in today's parlance the numbers 9 and 118 are associated with the Periodic Table as we know it at present having 118 confirmed elements and 9 periods.
Sign 9:118, Reaveled over 1400 years ago, relates the story about 3 Believers who were 'left behind' or stayed behind rather than join in a battle with the Prophet for reasons that were not immediately known to be valid. And it basically refers to their experience of feeling that their world (the Earth) felt constraining to them (they felt hemmed in) regardless of its expanse until they came to realize that there is really no place of sanctuary for them except in turning to God; a hard-won lesson in knowing that it is God who Causes or Teaches us Repentence as a Mercy from Him.
Well, what does this all have to do with today and the Periodic Table of the Elements?
Sign 9:118 appears to have everything to do with atoms and their finer parts and their motions: as given here in a nutshell--or a quantum well, as the case may be.
وَعَلَى الثَّلاَثَةِ الَّذِينَ خُلِّفُواْ
And (regarding, about) the the curvature/fundamental/effervescent of the Three that succeed/descendants that displace/supersede/in the wake of/subsequent to/as a result
حَتَّى إِذَا ضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الأَرْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ
even/if (while/as long as) tightens/bottlenecks/limits/narrows/strait=narrow channel connecting two larger bodies to them the Earth/ground/third planet from the Sun/ on them matter concerning/Earth/ground Including/with its capaciousness/spaciousness/vastness
{In terms of physics (or matter) properties, such as phase changes, are associated with the Three universality classes; relevant, irrelevant or marginal. And these properties depend on parameters, or ‘curvatures’ , as a second derivative of the energy, that are of direct physical importance. This statement is based on the first line of Sign 9:118 as it states that the subject is about or 'pertaining' to the 'fundamental' + 'curvature' + 'effervescent ==liveliness which is related to 'energy'' of the '3 descendents' or 'three derivatives' that 'result' or 'succeed/supplant/take place' from the following conditions in the next line(s): 'while' or 'even' as it seems to them that they have a limitation or a 'bottleneck' described as a 'narrow/strait' of the 'earth' which would imply their 'ground state' or the 'ground' itself appears to be a limitation or a narrow channel connecting two larger bodies (much like a quantum well) despite or 'including' all its 'capaciousness' or ability to' hold/store a vast amount'.}

Note: Things to keep in mind: “The curvature distributions
may find direct applications in the discription of fluctuations of
magnetic (such as diamagnetic susceptibility) or temperature (ie. heat capacity) properties in mesoscopic quantum systems or random media.” (Zakrzewski & Delande, 1993); in terms of
chemistry efferescense is the result of the chemical reaction occurring
in the liquid which causes gas bubbles to escape, typically seen in carbonated
soft drinks; and the historical name for the f atomic subshell is 'fundamental'.

وَضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ أَنفُسُهُمْ وَظَنُّواْ
and tightens/bottlenecks/limits/narrows/strait=narrow channel connecting two larger bodies to them on themselves matter/concern=disquiet/fluctuation/wavering/uncertainty/earth/ground and the feel/ imagine/picture/sense/work out a sound like a rustle/murmur (phonon)/ complain
أَن لاَّ مَلْجَأَ
there is no Harbor Burrow/small place created by digging or tunneling/earth Hideout Hideaway Sanctum==quiet place/calm or motionless place
{And they themselves (implies that something within them) cause a tightening or narrowing much like the narrow/straits they encounter from the 'ground' (like the quantum well described above); but here, the 'matter' 'fluctuates' or 'wavers' (implies dual nature, or particle/wave) in their own 'ground' state and they 'sense' or perceive a 'rustle', which can mean one of two things; they either react to a 'murmur' or sound wave or they produce it themselves, much like a phonon is thought to act. That there is no 'sanctuary' or 'harbor', a place of 'calm' or to be 'motionless' in a 'small place created by tunneling/digging'. A tertiary meaning to malja is also 'earth' or 'ground', so the idea here is that they perceive there is no way to get to a 'ground state;' and motionless would imply 'zero energy' by 'tunneling'.}
مِنَ اللّهِ إِلاَّ إِلَيْهِ
From God except In Him (to Him) to matter/instability/ebb and flow/rise and fall/fluctuate/change/oscillation/vacillation==uncertainty/wavering/of two minds/irresolute/undetermined/be hesitant
ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَتُوبُواْ
then, after He forgives/discharged/absolve/released/freed them of matter/
disquiet/disorder/unrest/chaos/disorder/disarray/so that they 'repent'= to repent== change ways or habits, adj.-grow or lie along/in the direction of the ground (mature on Earth)
{From God except in Him (to Him); where 'him' means 'matter' or 'concern', 'rise and fall' or 'ebb and flow', like a 'fluctuation/change/oscillation', again, an allusion to 'wavering' between 'two states', being 'undetermined', 'uncertain;' and further to this 'hesitant'. Then, or consequently, He 'freed them of matter/concern' or 'released' them from the 'uncertain' or 'indeterminate' state (of 'chaos', 'disorder', 'disquiet'='noise' or phonon) they are in so that they 'repent'.
In religious terms to 'repent' means to change one's ways or habits, but in real-world terms to 'repent' means to grow or lie along or in the direction of the ground. A change in 'ways' or 'direction' may mean a change in 'sign.' And that they 'li-tawbuwa' indicates that the direction in which they are 'repenting' is toward Him/God. So, in terms of 'God' being a 'Boson', it would indicate that these 'noisy' particles seek a ground (zero energy) state when in its presence or due to its presence. The mechanism by which 'God' does this is alluded to in the word 'forgives' which means to 'discharge a debt'.}

إِنَّ اللّهَ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
The (Indeed, True) God He teaches/causes 'repentence'=change in direction (sign); to grow or lie in the direction of the ground; the 'Merciful'= one who has the capacity to forgive ==cancels/neutralizes/gives the reverse order to an obligation/debt/trespass==encroachment’==
'Beneficent'/produces benefits/advantages
'Clement'/uses little force or violence/not rising steeply/gentle slope/highest status
'Pitying'/willingness to forgive/capacity to be sympathetic
'Sympathetic' as in vibrations such as musical tones that are produced in something as a result of similar vibrations at the same frequency from something else

{The nature of how this 'God' teaches or causes 'repentence' is described further in this last line of Sign 9:118; It has 'capacitance' to 'discharge a debt' or 'cancel/neutralize' by giving the 'reverse order' to a debt or trespass (where a tresspass is an 'encroachment'). This is done with very little force/energy or violence. Its profile has a very shallow/gentle slope yet it reaches the highest status/level. 'Pitying' means a 'willingness to forgive' which implies this is done in a somewhat selective manner in that it can be done at any time that it 'opts' to do so. And 'forgiveness' is the 'capacity to be sympathetic' such that either the 'God' particle sets up a resonant frequency with the 'noisy' particle or vice versa such that the 'noisy' particle reaches a 'ground' state (as described by 'repentence' above).}
So, I hope You don't Mind my having turned You into a 'Sympathetic Boson Particle', considering that You have reduced me to an erstewhile 'noisy grounded nothing.' But this does prove the the old adage still holds True: "There is no Power (Transfer) nor Force (Vitality) nor Movement (Motion/Activity) except by/from/with God (Allah). لا حول ولا قوة ولا حركة إلا بالله"
I know You catch my 'drift', for everyone else looking in I leave you with a dated reference, 'Parametric Motion of Energy Levels in Quantum Chaotic Systems I. Curvature Distributions', Zakrzewski & Delande, Physics Review E Vol. 47, Number 3, March 1993. And I'll try to catch up tomorrow since You ditched me and while I'm stranded here I'll just find a comfortable Chair by a bright Lamp in a quiet corner to settle into and read a good book.


I See

Where in the World?

A Schematic of Tesla's Concepts for 2 Wireless Antennae c. 1937

Above: Segmented optical position sensor/centering device;

36 Surah Ya Seen
يس 36:1
36:1 Ya Seen
إِنَّا نَحْنُ نُحْيِي الْمَوْتَى وَنَكْتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُوا وَآثَارَهُمْ وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أحْصَيْنَاهُ فِي إِمَامٍ مُبِينٍ 36:12
36:12 It Is We Who Resurrect the dead and Record whatsoever they put forth (did in their lives) and the traces (they leave behind); and Everything Do We (take into) Account in A Clear Record.


The Secret Of Min

What are Little Boys Made Of?
What are Little Boys Made Of?
Snips and Snails And Puppy Dog Tails--That's What Little Boys Are Made Of?

What are Little Girls Made Of?
What are Little Girls Made Of?
Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice--That's What Little Girls Are Made Of?

From "What All The World Is Made Of"--by Robert Southey

This pretty little Jingle does not always hold true that Boys are made of such Earthly things and Girls always so Refined, but the Irony lies in that its subtext flies completely under the Radar --about forming Macromolecules--of DNA, that is.

The word مِن (pronounced 'MIN') basically means Of or From, and while I promised I would no longer use the Quran to hone my culinary technique, it does appear that on more than one and Various Occassions You Beat me to it; Precisely and Pointedly as it Pertains to what is/was involved in 'Cooking Up' a Human in the First Place (Recall that Twilight Zone episode, 'To Serve Man'?) {Note: In the selected passages the مِن 'min' appears in different colors to highlight that the diacritical marks vary, indicating a change in pronunciation, but do not appear to change the meaning when reading in context. مِّنْ is pronounced 'MMan' and مِّنَ is pronounce 'MMana' and مِنَ is pronounced 'Mina'.}

What Follows is a Synopsis of the Process based on a cursory search of the Quran relating to the topic of RNA and DNA synthesis, since there are ongoing efforts to form nucleotides in the lab that have been met with limited success in forming some but not all of the sugar-base pairs; it would be interesting to see what, if anything, is being overlooked. The understanding is that it is no easy task to get the base to 'stick' to the sugar backbone of the macromolecule.

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الإِنسَانَ مِن صَلْصَالٍ مِّنْ حَمَإٍ مَّسْنُونٍ 15:26
...We Created the Human Being from/of salsaln=clay/grit/&metallic noise ie clank/jingle and sounds like silsalin=chain/concatenate; from/of hamaain=heat/anneal/fever/passionate/protected/safeguarded/regimen/intake/steady diet/agitation/excitement/&masnoonin=aged/from among those who range in age/serrated/poined/jagged/toothed

خَلَقَ الإِنسَانَ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مُّبِينٌ 16:4
....from/of (a drop of) semen/sperm thereafter he becomes an open adversary (contentious)
قَالَ لَهُ صَاحِبُهُ وَهُوَ يُحَاوِرُهُ أَكَفَرْتَ بِالَّذِي خَلَقَكَ مِن تُرَابٍ
ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ سَوَّاكَ رَجُلًا 18:37
....from/of turabin=Earth/soil then from/of (a drop of) semen/sperm then sawa.ka=formed you/made you equivalent/equal (t0) a Man

أَوَلَا يَذْكُرُ الْإِنسَانُ أَنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن قَبْلُ وَلَمْ يَكُ شَيْئًا 19:67
...from/of before/prior var. in front of/(His Acceptance, Agreement, OK) and/when he was like Nothing (he was not like Anything)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِّنَ الْبَعْثِ فَإِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ
ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ مِن مُّضْغَةٍ مُّخَلَّقَةٍ وَغَيْرِ مُخَلَّقَةٍ لِّنُبَيِّنَ لَكُمْ وَنُقِرُّ فِي الْأَرْحَامِ مَا نَشَاء إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ثُمَّ نُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوا أَشُدَّكُمْ وَمِنكُم مَّن يُتَوَفَّى وَمِنكُم مَّن يُرَدُّ إِلَى أَرْذَلِ الْعُمُرِ لِكَيْلَا يَعْلَمَ مِن بَعْدِ عِلْمٍ شَيْئًا. وَتَرَى الْأَرْضَ هَامِدَةً فَإِذَا أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْهَا الْمَاء اهْتَزَّتْ وَرَبَتْ وَأَنبَتَتْ مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ بَهِيجٍ 22:5
..if you are in doubt of/from (that We) the Resurrection/Renaissance/Regeneration/
Restoration/Rising/Risen/Mission/Send/Dispatch/Convey...Truly, We Created you from/of Dust/Earth/Soil then from/of (a drop of) Semen/Sperm then of/from 'something that clings' then from/of an Embryo/portion/bit/morsel/(like a chewed up/masticated) morsel Synthetic and Non-Synthetic, (var. But/Beyond/ Change/Switch/Transfer/ Transpose/Shift/Switch over/ Commute/Reverse/Renew/Metamorphose/ Masquerade/Overrun/ Modify/Modulate/Shape/Rehash/Turn/Revise/Fashion/Created/Formed)
...to show you/make it clear to you and (that) We Recognize/Place/Percuss in the Wombs Whatsoever We Will for an appointed/predetermined/named time/while/term then We Deliver you/Make you Emerge (as) Infants....among you from/of Die and of/from you are Returned to Abject Age (Get Old) Knowing Little of/from After Knowing Anything/Everything...

وَرَبَتْ وَأَنبَتَتْ مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍ بَهِيجٍ 22:5
...And Tamed and Grew/Brought Out of/from Every Pair (Dyad) Beauty (Unstressed, Convivial, Lovely, Warm, Inviting...)

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن سُلَالَةٍ مِّن طِينٍ 23:12
...We Created Man (Humanity) from/of Strain/Line/Descent/Race/Progeny/Ancestry/Geneology/Stock/Offspring/Blood/Parentage& Baskets/Group of Similar or Related Things/Woven Containers&Cells (diminutive)/Scions/Descendants from/of Clay/Mud...

وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ مِنَ الْمَاء بَشَرًا فَجَعَلَهُ نَسَبًا وَصِهْرًا وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ قَدِيرًا 25:54
And He Is Who Created from/of the Water Human Being(s)/Walking/Good News/Epidermal and Assigned Proportioned/Formed him&Gave him Lineage/Pedigree/Descent/Parentage/Extraction/Kinship/Kin/Derivation And Smelting/Fuze/Melt/Cast/Cast About/Melt Down&"Marriage" and Your Creator/God Is Mighty (var. Capable/Predestines/Measures/Determines/Rates/Accounts/Numbers/Quantifies...)

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ إِذَا أَنتُم بَشَرٌ تَنتَشِرُونَ 30:20
...of/from His Signs (that Truly) He Created you of/from turabin=Dust/Earth/Soil, then/afterwards if/whether/as long as/therefore (as) Human Beings you Propagated/Ranging Widely!

الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الْإِنسَانِ مِن طِينٍ 32:7
He Perfected Everything that He Created and He Began Man's Creation from/of Clay/Mud
أَوَلَمْ يَرَ الْإِنسَانُ أَنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مُّبِينٌ 36:77
...He Created him (the Human Being) from/of (a drop of) Semen/Sperm
thereafter he becomes an open adversary (contentious)

خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِن صَلْصَالٍ كَالْفَخَّارِ 55:14
He Created the Human Being from/of salsalin=Clay/Grit (var. chain, concatenate) similar/like unto Pottery (pottery making/device) var. Honorary, Superior, Luxuriant; second variation wry/dry/sardonic...wry= out of shape/twisted to one side

{...if you absolutely cannot wait until I get through this translation to form your pretty little DNA molecule in a bottle, so far it would seem that in addition to stirring and heating and protecting/sheltering in some type of vessel or enclave for a while/aging it that is serrated or pointed, a certain noise/sound like that of glass and metal 'clink' or 'clank' like the sound from the 'edge of the Universe' you get when playing a Tibet Singing Bowl to get the bases to bind to the sugars...try something like that!}

If one must go flying off the handle-- best to do so Parenthetically, I suppose. At any rate, here it is in slo-mo:

According to 15:26 it starts with صَلْصَالٍ pronounced salsalin, clay or grit. (Watch carefully as I turn humble clay into some sort of advanced engineering material--just for your amusement).
That the word صَلْصَالٍ (salsalin) incorporates both the name of the material and one of its qualities is quite profound when you stop to think that naturally occurring clay is composed primarily of fine-grained minerals, aka grit. Clay minerals are the most abundant materials in sedimentary basins. They are responsible for imparting plasticity to the clay which cause it to harden when fired or dried.

Plasticity describes the deformation of a material undergoing non-reversible changes of shape in response to applied forces, and in biology Phenotype plasticity describes the ability of an organism to change its phenotype in response to changes in the environment. The deformation or the change of an object's shape is called strain and the force causing it is called stress.

Water may also be trapped in the mineral crystals in variable amounts and the clay may also have other organic matter which does not contribute to the clay's plasticine quality. The most common clay minerals—like kaolinite, illite, chlorite, and smectite are typically found in mudstones.

So, now we know where the Water (الْمَاء, al-ma.a) comes from that God used in Creating Everything and mentioned in Sign 25:54 And He Is Who Created from/of the Water Human Being(s)... The Word bashrin, بَشَرًا, not only means Human Being but also Walking, 'Good News', and Epidermal. Epidermal refers to the outer layer of skin, but it may also mean a more generic outer layer that functions to contain any biological form. And then He Assigned His Creation a form and Proportioned it, in other words 'Made Man as He Imagined' him.

That the human was never meant to be solitary is stipulated in that as part of his formation, in addition to having been assigned a form, he was also assigned صِهْرً 'sihrun'; meaning, He Gave him Lineage/Pedigree/Descent/Parentage/Extraction/Kinship/Kin/Derivation and Marriage Ties. And it is due to the usage of the word 'sihrun' that it is acceptable to think that it is the DNA and/or RNA material being formed in this process since these macromolecules are responsible for passing on genetic information to future generations, in other words, heredity.

The word sihrun provides evidence that this molecular formation from the clay comprises the following activities, too: Smelting/Fuze/Melt/Cast/and Melt Down.

Sign 25:54 concludes with one of God's Attributes being 'Qadir', primarily meaning 'Mighty', but other definitions include include: Capable/Predestines/Measures/Determines/Rates/Accounts/Numbers/Quantifies...
Other physical qualities attributed to the 'starter' clay is that it is مَّسْنُونٍ 'masnoonin'--that it is 'aged' from those clays that are 'serrated/poined/jagged/toothed' at some level of inspection, either macroscopic or microscopic or both. And that it is treated by حَمَإٍ 'hamaa_in' (no mother-in-law jokes, please)-- in other words, 'heated' or 'annealed' under conditions of a steady regimen of 'feeding' it a 'steady intake or diet' of something under 'protected' or 'safeguarded' conditions. Other mechanics involved in this step are 'agitation', and the allusion to 'excitement' which may refer to the heightened activity at the molecular or atomic level.

In addition to heat and temperature and mechanically moving (like stirring, agitation), the word hamma_in also means ardor or passion which is an indication that there was a great deal of attention and care given in tending to this process.

If any of these steps sound familiar, they are very much in keeping with how a Sculptor creates Ceramics or Pottery works. But, an additional nuance arising from using the word salsaln is that there is also some type of resonance in that a 'sound' much like a Jingle/Clink/Clank, typically associated with metallic noise or the sound glass makes when it it struck, is also contributing to this process (that's why Tibetan Singing Bowls were mentioned earlier).

Also, the homophone derived by substituting the letter seen for the saad in 'salsalin' means 'chain/concatenate' , which appears to indicate that at a molecular level atoms are being strung together or 'added up' to form chains.

In 18:37 we get a clue to the age-old Riddle, 'What came first, the Chicken or the Egg?'

It specifies "First, مِن 'min' from/of تُرَابٍ turabin or Earth/Soil/Dust", basically, an echo of the 'clay' and then from/of نُّطْفَةٍ 'natfatin' (a drop of) Semen or Sperm. This implies that the genetic material is created first and "then He سَوَّاكَ رَجُلًا" 'sawa.ka rajula'--"then He made you a Man". The order is clearly given as first from dust, then sperm (genetic material) and only thereafter do you become equivalent/equal (t0) a Man (Human Being).

The word turabin is used here to further characterise the clay as 'dust'; meaning that it is associated with finer particles than other materials that are produced by the weathering of rocks or stones. Clays are distinguished from other fine-grained soils by differences in size and mineralogy, and typically clays are characterized as having the smaller particle size than silts or other deposits (on the order of about 2 microns or less).

Sign 16:4 seems to be making the Observation that the undeserved consequence of all this hard work in Creating Humans is, rather than their showing Gratitude, they become openly adversarial or Contentious. And 19:67 serves to Remind us that this Act of Creation was due to having met with God's Acceptance on a Prior Occassion or From Before or Right In Front of Him, and that Humans forget that without His Doing So, we were all like Nothing or Not Anything at All. Sign 36:77 reiterates the apparent disappointment almost word-for-word as Sign 16:4.

The word رَبَتْ (rabbat) in 22:5 means 'Tied' something together or 'Tamed' it and then He أَنبَتَتْ 'anbata' , which means 'Grew' or 'Brought About' from 'Every Pair' or 'Dual' (Dyad زَوْجٍ ) Beauty بَهِيجٍ (baheejin). The word baheej also means that what is Created with these Dyads is Unstressed Convivial, Lovely, Warm, Inviting; basically Everything Good.

Now, to Tie something together means to 'attach' or 'bind' or 'knot' or 'fasten' together the Dyad (or pair under consideration), and if related to the activity that preceded this with the clay-derived molecules, it becomes clear that the 'chain' macromolecules are being joined together, much like we would expect in DNA, as an adjunct to the crystal growth taking place from 'firing' the 'clay' and/or processing it by shaping, sintering, cooling it as one would when making Pottery. (A clue as to which of the two genders came first can be ascertained by inspection. Recall that 'those fired are the men' which indicates that it is during the 'firing' of the 'clay' step in the process that the y-chromosome is formed as opposed to another step associated with pottery making, such as forming or cooling).

Sign 23:12 reinforces the 'Inheritence' aspect of this Creation, a further allusion to DNA, in that سُلَالَةٍ 'sulalitin' means a Strain/Line/Descent/Race/Progeny/ Ancestry/Geneology/Stock/Offspring/Scions/Sprigs, etc., even Blood and Parentage.

And the noun 'sallay', a variant intonation of the word 'sulalitin' means 'Baskets' or a 'Group of Similar or Related Things.' A Basket can be taken explicitly to mean a type of 'Woven Container'. And the word 'Cells' (diminutive) like saying 'littel cells' is also found in the root of this word. The Basket سُلَالَةٍ is described as being made of/from the طِينٍ 'teen' or Clay/Mud.

Mud specifies that the Clay deposits used in building these macromolecules is associated with a watery/marine environment. Clay deposits may be formed in place or transported to locations other than where the weathering/aging process occurs and they are typically associated with very low energy depositional environments such as large lakes and marine deposits, which would be consistent with using the term 'mud'. {Note that both the terms Stress and Strain are mentioned in these Signs as having to do with forming something from the 'clay' which ties in rather nicely with the plastic quality of the clay}.
To the trained eye, that we are 'Created from Dust' is not News but, on finer inspection, Sign 23:12 is describing in Great Detail what the actual physical assembly of these macromolecules looks like.

Consider that Crystal structures are 'woven' or 'cross-hatched' cell assemblies on the 'atomic level' and that Pottery making itself causes certain types of clay minerals to assemble in these types of crystaline structures. Other things to keep in mind are that Crystal size, number, and shape are determined by factors such as impurity level, mixing regime, vessel design, and cooling profile. {Note that the Created phenotypes are formed in such a manner as to be Unstressed, such that the type of molecules and/or crystals being formed are made or assembled in such a way as to have little or no stress}.

At the Atomic level, Clay minerals are hydrous aluminium phyllosilicates, sometimes with variable amounts of iron, magnesium, alkali metals, alkaline earths and other cations. Clays are fundamentally built of tetrahedral sheets and octahedral sheets; examples of clays that would consist of one tetrahedral sheet and one octahedral sheet would be kaolinite and serpentine.
Time now for the Mystical Math (because I know You're Baiting me, but I figure Granma wants to hear me 'say' it). The significant relationship between tetrahedra and octahedra in 3-Dimensional space is that the stellated octahedron is the only stellation of the octahedron and it is the simplest of five regular polyhedral compounds. It can be considered as either a polyhedron compound (combination of polyhedra) or a stellation (a stellation of a polyhedron is formed by extending all its faces until they intersect again along new edges). As a compound, it is constructed by joining two tetrahedra (a tetrahedron and its dual (dyadic) tetrahedron). So, that was the description in Words, and here it is if we draw a Picture:

This particular geometry is interesting when viewed from a certain Perspective in that a very Familiar 2-dimensional Emblem or Symbol becomes Readily Apparent.

The applicability of this 'Star of David' or 'Abraham's Shield' to All of Humanity is inherent in All of Creation and is not simply meant to Identify just one Stratum of Humanity, like being Jewish. (As an aside, the earlier discussion regarding tesselations (tessera or using non-overlapping tiles to cover a field) in combination with stellations is contributing to the field of developing electro-optical invisibility cloaks. It would be interesting to see if tesselations of the stellated octohedron produce a viable invisibility cloak).

This Fact, that Underlies Everything, is brought to the fore in 55:14 when it is mentioned that the Human Being's Creation from/of salsalin=Clay/Grit (var. chain, concatenate) is كَالْفَخَّارِ k.alfukhar--meaning, 'similar or like unto Pottery' (pottery making/device). The roots associated with the word Pottery mean Honorary, Superior, Luxuriant with a secondary meaning of it being 'wry'= dry/sardonic.

The word wry, while implying some Irony is involved, Points to the manner in which these macromolecules are concatenated when deposited along with or in these 'baskets' or crystal structures, gives them their Distinctive shape or Geometry. Since 'wry' means 'out of shape' or 'twisted to one side', indicates the process of forming these macromolecules in situ with laying down the crystal structure from the clay dictates the 'twisted' shape of the Helix or Double Helix associated with DNA and RNA molecules.

The Helix (a spun string, a screw, a propeller, etc.) and Möbius strip are chiral 2-dimensional objects in 3-dimensional ambient space. Chirality is inherent in molecules built from clays having tetrahedral and octahedral sheets, especially when one stops to consider that the stellated octahedron is a combination of a tetrahedron and its self-dual (its reflection through the origin, or mirror-image). {A similar notion of chirality is considered in knot theory}.

While Sign 32:7 may not be adding new information pertaining to the formation or the building process of living things from clay, it is included here to make a final Point. Simply stated, it says God Perfected Everything He Created أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ 'ahsana kuli shyin', and then He Started Creating Humans from the طِينٍ 'muddy clay/dust.

And Sign 30:20 states in No Uncertain Terms that "Of His Signs Is (Verily/Truly) He Created You of/from Dust (Earth/Soil) and Then If (this is a Qualifier--'A Big If') you Are Human Beings, then and only then, and for as long as you remain Human Beings, You Propagated or Are Ranging Widely!

I hope this last Sign settles in your Collective Mind any dissonant thoughts you may still have as to Who Exactly Is Flying Those Spaceships!

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ إِذَا أَنتُم بَشَرٌ تَنتَشِرُونَ 30:20

Now, Back to Earth:

The Table on the left delineates Sign 22:5 along with a line-by-line narrative, in case some relevant steps were missed in the explanation above.