I seek refuge in God from Satan the rejected
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Many Quranic facts are proven by modern science. Here are a few examples:

The earth is egg-shaped:

[39:5] He created the heavens and the earth truthfully. He rolls the night over the day, and rolls the day over the night. He committed the sun and the moon, each running for a finite period. Absolutely, He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.
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[39:5] This verse clearly informs us that the earth is round. The Arabic word for “He rolls”' (Yukawwir) is derived from the Arabic word for “Ball” (Kurah). Since the Earth is not exactly round, a specific reference to its shape is given in 79:30.

[79:30] He made the earth egg-shaped.
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[79:30] The Arabic word "dahhaahaa" is derived from "Dahhyah" which means "egg."

The earth is not standing still; it moves constantly:

[27:88] When you look at the mountains, you think that they are standing still. But they are moving, like the clouds. Such is the manufacture of God, who perfected everything. He is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

The sun is a source of light, while the moon reflects it:

[10:5] He is the One who rendered the sun radiant and the moon a light, and He designed its phases that you may learn to count the years and to calculate. God did not create all this, except for a specific purpose. He explains the revelations for people who know.

[25:61] Most blessed is the One who placed constellations in the sky, and placed in it a lamp, and a shining moon.

[71:16]  He designed the moon therein to be a light, and placed the sun to be a lamp.

The proportion of oxygen diminishes as we climb towards the sky:

[6:125] Whomever God wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky. God thus places a curse upon those who refuse to believe.

The "Big Bang Theory" is confirmed:

[21:30] Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?

The "Expansion of the Universe Theory" is confirmed:

[51:47]  We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it.

The universe started out as a gaseous mass:

[41:11] Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, "Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We come willingly."

Evolution is a fact within a given species; evolution is a divinely guided process:

[21:30] Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?

[24:45] And God created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. God creates whatever He wills. God is Omnipotent.

[25:54] He is the One who created from water a human being, then made him reproduce through marriage and mating. Your Lord is Omnipotent.

The man's seminal fluid decides the baby's gender:

[53:45]  He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female
[53:46]  from a tiny drop of semen.

[75:37]  Was he not a drop of ejected semen?
[75:38]  Then He created an embryo out of it!
[75:39]  He made it into male or female!

GOD IS OMNIPOTENT

57:1.  Glorifying God is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

2.  To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. He controls life and death. He is Omnipotent.

3.  He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the Outermost and the Innermost. He is fully aware of all things.

4.  He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. He knows everything that enters into the earth, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of everything you do.

5.  To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. All matters are controlled by God.

25:54. He is the One who created from water a human being, then made him reproduce through marriage and mating. Your Lord is Omnipotent.

32:7. He is the One who perfected everything He created, and started the creation of the human from clay.

39:6. He created you from one person, then created from him his mate. He sent down to you eight kinds of livestock. He creates you in your mothers' bellies, creation after creation, in trimesters of darkness. Such is God your Lord. To Him belongs all sovereignty. There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate?

23:12. We created the human being from a certain kind of mud.

13. Subsequently, we reproduced him from a tiny drop, which is placed into a well-protected repository.

14. Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus) into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is God, the best Creator.

35:27. Do you not realize that God sends down from the sky water, whereby we produce fruits of various colors? Even the mountains have different colors; the peaks are white, or red, or some other color. And the ravens are black.

28. Also, the people, the animals, and the livestock come in various colors. This is why the people who truly reverence God are those who are knowledgeable. God is Almighty, Forgiving.

2:255. God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.

16:70. God created you, then He terminates your lives. He lets some of you live to the oldest age, only to find out that there is a limit to the knowledge they can acquire. God is Omniscient, Omnipotent.

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God's creation is not based on chaos; it is based on an incredibly awesome order. In accordance with His will, God allows some of His servants, the scientists, learn about the order which flows between the pieces in creation. The true scientists are God's servants and those who oppose good science are in opposition with God.

Important Milestone in Therapeutic Cloning

Worcester, MA – November 25, 2001 – Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. (ACT) today announced publication of its research on human somatic cell nuclear transfer and parthenogenesis.  The report, published in today’s Journal of Regenerative Medicine, provides the first proof that reprogrammed human cells can supply tissue for transplantation.

Human embryonic stem (ES) cells, and other cells derived from the inner cell mass of the preimplantation embryo are totipotent, that is, they are capable of forming any cell or tissue in the human body.  While numerous human ES cell lines are now in existence, they are of little value in human transplantation, as they would be rejected by a patient as foreign.  Human therapeutic cloning has the potential to solve this problem by providing cells that are an exact genetic match for the patient.

ACT’s paper reports preliminary studies on two means of manufacturing such cells.  The first method is parthenogenesis.  In this technique an egg cell is activated without being fertilized by a sperm cell. A patient in need of a particular cell or tissue type provides the egg cell, the activated egg cell forms a preimplantation embryo, and the resulting stem cells are differentiated into the type of tissue the patient needs.  The paper reports success in activating egg cells in this manner to form many-celled embryos resembling blastocysts.  The paper does not report data on stem cell isolation.

In a second series of studies, the company performed somatic cell nuclear transfer (cloning) to form preimplantation embryos.  In this instance, human egg cells were prepared by removing their DNA and adding the DNA from a human somatic (body) cell.  The paper reports that the somatic nuclei showed evidence of reprogramming to an embryonic state as evidenced by pronuclear development (a type of nucleus observed only in the fertilized egg) and by early embryonic development to the six-cell stage.  Again, the company did not report on stem cell isolation.

“Our preliminary results add to the weight of evidence that human cell reprogramming is possible,” said Jose B. Cibelli, Ph.D., D.VM., Vice-President of  Research at ACT and the first author of the report.  “We understand that these are early and preliminary results, but given the importance of this emerging field of medicine we decided to publish our results now.”

The company’s goal in applying cloning to human medicine is to create stem cells capable of differentiating into a variety of cells, such as heart cells, neurons, blood cells or islets for transplant therapies. “These are exciting preliminary results,” said Robert P. Lanza, M.D., Vice President of Medical and Scientific Development at ACT and an author on the paper.  “This work sets the stage for human therapeutic cloning as a potentially limitless source of immune-compatible cells for tissue engineering and transplantation medicine.  Our intention is not to create cloned human beings, but rather to make lifesaving therapies for a wide range of human disease conditions, including diabetes, strokes, cancer, AIDS, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.”

“Human therapeutic cloning could be used for a host of age-related diseases,” said Michael D. West, Ph.D. the company’s CEO and an author of the paper, “if the human cells behave as animal cells have in previous studies, we may have found a means of rebuilding the lifespan of cells at the same time.  This would allow us to supply young cells of any kind, identical to the patient, that could be used to address the tidal wave of age-related disease that will accompany the aging of the population.”

Researchers from Advanced Cell Technology collaborated with scientists from Duncan Holly Biomedical of Somerville, Massachusetts on the paper.  The other authors are Kerrianne Cunniff of ACT, and Ann A. Kiessling and Charlotte Richards.

Advanced Cell Technology is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing cloning technology for human medicine and agriculture.
Additional information at the following links:

http://www.advancedcell.com
http://www.liebertpub.com/ebi
http://www.sciam.com
http://www.usnews.com

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