DNA Technology Rice gnome Information capacity = 466 million A/T/G/C = 466*2/8 MB = 116.5 MB. Stored in nucleus = 2.5 µm radius = 65.45 µm3
Pen Drive Size of a cell: = 0.025X0.03 µm3 Required space for 116.5 MB = 733 X103 µm3 Space ratio for storing 116.5 MB: • Rice cell nucleus is 11 thousand times more compact than flash memory • Human nucleus has 1.6GB information and is 1.57 lakhs time more compact than Flash memory of similar capacity • We have not considered other functionalities of a Nucleus ! • E.g., a nucleus can reproduce itself autonomously
Is it wise to say that Man created Flash memorywhileNUCLEUS is created in a natural/random process without a Creator ?
Where is the Creator? Where is the owner of this thing? The fish need to know what pond is first?
Where do we live? A simple view Solar System Milkyway Galaxy Earth Universe !! Observable Universe Galaxy Cluster Galaxy Planetary system Planet Star
Farthest space probe. • Speed: about 17km/s • Distance from earth, as on May, 2008: • 16 billion km • 14 light hour Milkyway Galaxy How large is the Universe? Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_year
Implications? • What we see in the night sky is the past – 1 year to 1 million year old picture of the visible universe! • The Visible Universe is a well designed system in perfect harmony. • Cosmic objects are orbiting/moving in their own path. • In a regular manner • In a fixed speed • Creator created all these from nothing (Big Bang) • Creator is not within His creation. • The fish now atleast knows that the thing he lives in is a Pond !
Is death the end? • What is death? • NDE: clinically dead then comes back to life • Coma: clinically alive but has no consciousness for long time. • So scientifically we don’t understand death! • Death is the end of our body. • What about our soul, the element that is constantly speaking within us! • How much do we know about the soul? • Can we prove that the soul also dies? • Hence, we don’t understand death neither we can prove it to be the end. • If death were the end then there is no meaning of life! • Why are we doing all the hard work? • Why are we honest then? Whey do we build? • Go enjoy the life! Get money in whatever means you can. • Why do we take children? They become just burden. Look at the West.
Science & Religion a simple view • What is science? • Systematic knowledge of what we can comprehend • Shows what we don’t know as well – the frontier • Rejects anything that is not provable though it exists Facts : proven knowledge of what we can comprehend. E.g. Newton’s law of motion. Science Hypothesis/Theory: not proven or fully understood; e.g. Darwin’s theory, Cancer research Belief: we feel but can not explain with our current knowledge; e.g. Soul, Life, Death Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein Religion
Name % Date of Origin Scripture Hinduism 14% 1500 BC Upanishad, Vedas, Gita, Mahabharat Christianity 33% 30 AD Bible Islam 21% 622 AD Quran, Ahadith Major Religions Creator Messenger / Prophet Book from Creator ? Revelation Preservation
A Book from the Creator? • Expected properties of such a Book: • Immense intelligence of the Creator should be reflected. • His book should be unparallel in every aspect. • There should be no errors (syntactical & semantically). • His book should provide guidance for mankind. • Religious scriptures are believed to be from the Creator. • The one we investigate here is the Quran.
Some Facts about Quran • Quran was revealed, part by part in 22.5 years, 1400 years ago in Arabic. • Entire Quran was memorized by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and many of his companions before it was compiled as a book. • Today about 10 million people bear the entire Quran in memory. • Some characteristics: • It is poetic / rhythmic & easy for memorization • It prescribes a way of life in simple, straight forward manner. • The Quran is composed of about 2000 different root words. • About 1000 verse in Quran mentions scientific facts many of which are discovered in last 100 years. • It has some integrated error-checking mechanisms.
Numerical Compositions in Quran Noisy Transmission Line text text • In verse 16 to 31 of Sura 74, it has been mentioned that • “… he had been stubborn to My revelations… he turned away in pride and said: This is nothing else than magic from old; This is nothing else than speech of mortal man. Soon will I cast him into Hell-Fire! … Over it are nineteen. And I have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and I have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth Allah intend by this?“ … “ encode encode Transmitter signature signature Receiver signature Same if there was no error in transmission
Numerical Compositions in Quran • There are many types of 19-based encoding in Quran • The full encoding is not known yet • We present example of three encoding types here: • Book wide checksum of 19 • Chapter wide checksum of 19 • Semantic reflection in word repetition
Example of Book wide 19-checksum • This signature exhibits following properties: • It has exactly 19 letters • It occurs in the entire Book 114 (= 19X6) times • Occurrence of each word in the entire book : • ISM : occurs 19 times • ALLAH : occurs 2698 (19 X 142) times • AR-RAHMAN: occurs 57 (19 X 3) times • AR-RAHYM: occurs 114 (19 X 6) times
Chapter wide checksum • In Quran, many chapter starts with standalone letters. • Repetition of these letters in corresponding chapter are multiple of 19. • Example: • Sura 50. has letter ق 57 (19X3) times in it • Sura 36. has letter ى 237 time and س 48 times; a total of 285 (19X15) times
Semantic Reflection in Word Repetition • Repetition count of some words and their antonyms : There are many more …
Conclusion • We have discussed the following questions: • Is there any Creator ? • Is Death the end ? • Is there any message from the Creator ? Yes Is Death the end ? No Ignore all the signs of the CREATOR Acquire knowledge on CREATOR & Hearafter Enjoy Life? Live according to the rules of the CREATOR