Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Talking Female Ant
In the Koran, there is a verse named the Ant. In this verse, it was told to the human race, about 1,400 years ago, when technology was still lacking, King Solomon, the mighty prophet of God, heard a female ant talking to other ants, warning them about the coming of Solomon’s great army upon them. The female ant urged her friends to flee inside their nest before being crushed under the huge feet of Solomon’s army for being so small and puny.
I wonder how the Muslims back then felt when they were reading this verse up until 2009. And how great the pagans might have felt on hearing such a bizarre story of talking ants. How arrogant they must have felt back then, knowing that the Muslims cannot prove to them whether the ants do talk with each other in their own language. Having ears, but not able to hear all the frequency of sound, man must find it very hard to believe such an incredible narration about talking ant.
Fast forward into the future, to our modern current time, where humans are treated mostly like ants, almost everywhere, being stepped on until their guts and limbs all torn apart in the most horrific scene scarring the eyes for life, a German scientist discovered that the ant, yes, the small puny little ant, do talk with each other. They do not talk and giggle like us, or laugh like thunder when we’re so full of ourselves, of course, but they do talk by vibrating or moving the segments of their body parts in order to produce communication well understood by their fellow ants.
If you have ever experienced of going to war with the dreaded little red fire ants, you’ll noticed how they position themselves strategically, all over our massive and gigantic hands and feet, and then in a very timely and synchronised manner, deliver the menacing, itching bite, all at once at a monster that is so proudly stepping on them. No matter how incomparable our might and sizes to them, their bites surely delivered the message and made us hesitant to disturb their home in the future, without enough chemical warfare to help us out. I wonder if a puny band of soldiers can learn anything from them when facing mighty gigantic armies invading their lands.
Do inform me if there is any religious book unknown to me, whether ancient or newly invented by man, also mentioned about such a bizarre story of a talking female ant. If it does so, perhaps it does contain remnants of a story could only be told by The Creator. I say, The Creator, not a creator, for a purpose. And could only be heard and understood by some, just like the talking ants. Not everyone can hear them.
The related verses,
And We had certainly given to David and Solomon knowledge, and they said, "Praise [is due] to Allah, who has favored us over many of His believing servants." (15)
And Solomon inherited David. He said, "O people, we have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from all things. Indeed, this is evident bounty." (16)
And gathered for Solomon were his soldiers of the jinn and men and birds, and they were [marching] in rows. (17)
Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, "O ants, enter your dwellings that you not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they perceive not." (18)
So [Solomon] smiled, amused at her speech, and said, "My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants." (19)
Click on the link below if you want to listen to the story and why it is told in the way it is told. How it sound and why Muslims can memorise it letter by letter, word by word in their hearts.
And one more thing, this discovery happened in 2009.
“...technology have enabled scientists to discover that ants routinely talk to each other in their nests.Most ants have a natural washboard and plectrum built...managed to make the first recordings of queen ants“speaking”, also discovered...”