Living beings that control their host's behavior to get what they need

The Qur’an encourages man to think. In the verses of Qur’an, our Lord often advises people to ponder over what they see with the words, “Will you not pay heed?” and “Don’t you use your intellect?”

There is a vital difference between looking at something and passing over them and looking at with wisdom. A person who only looks acts as a living being who only breathes and lives automatically, without any consciousness. A person who sees with wisdom, on the other hand, assesses everything with wisdom, attaches meaning to them. As in the case of the other example, he does not only pass with an unconscious mind; he possesses a conscious perception.


In the verse of the Qur’an, our Lord states, “It is He Who shows you His Signs and sends down provision to you out of heaven. But none pay heed save those who repent.” (Surah Ghafir, 13)

This is the point where believers and unbelievers differ. Those who have faith find wisdom in what they see and have a consciousness that turns inwardly to Allah.

This consciousness ensures one to see the breathtaking works of Allah’s artistry that are everywhere. Those who believe that the universe and living beings evolved as a result of some chances are under the influence of a spell that hinder them from seeing this obvious fact.

This majestic artistry is around us wherever we go. For instance our Lord granted some insect species to take other living beings under their command and direct them. These insects control the behavior of other beings to get what they need.

This situation also astonishes scientists including Frederic Thomas of Montreal University Biology Department says: “You can easily understand that a parasite can control the behavior when it is inside. But how do some manage to dictate a host's behavior when they're not, technically, hosting a parasite? To me, it's like magic,"

The ‘Glyptapanteles’ Wasp taking caterpillar under its control:

The parasitoid wasp Glyptapanteles lays its eggs, about 80 at a time, in young geometrid caterpillars. The eggs hatch and the larvae feed on the caterpillar’s body fluids. When they are fully developed, they eat through the caterpillar’s skin, attach themselves to a nearby branch or lead and wrap themselves in a cocoon. At this point the caterpillar, still alive, behaves as though controlled by the cocooned larvae. Instead of going about its usual daily business, it stands arched over the cocoons without moving away or feeding. Even at the moment of its death the caterpillar spins a cocoon-like home for the larvae. With the net that the caterpillar spins, the larvae are protected against intruders.

(Ampulex Compressa) The emerald cockroach:

‘Ampulex compressa’, an emerald cockroach wasp, enslaves a much larger cockroach (Periplaneta americana). The little emerald cockroach injects a neurotoxin into the cockroach’s brain. This toxin kills off the roach’s ability to control its own movement but does not paralyze it entirely. The wasp is then able to grasp the roach’s antenna and lead it into a nest before laying an egg in the live cockroach’s body.

Permanently incapacitated, the cockroach is unable to escape and is eaten from the inside by the growing wasp larva.

Hairworm (Spinochordodes Tellinii) taking cricket under its control

Crickets can't swim, but the harrowing hairworm (Spinochordodes tellinii) doesn't care about that detail. After growing inside of a cricket's body and feasting on its insides, the hairworm will inexplicably compel the cricket to throw itself into a body of water, where the ruthless body snatcher can emerge and enter the aquatic phase of its life cycle.


Frederic Thomas, a scientist in Montpellier, France, says, “It was amazing to see hundreds of crickets at night totally under the control of the parasite inside and jumping into the water.”

Our Lord endows even a tiny insect with astonishing skills. It is obvious that this might can not belong to invisible organisms who are deprived of any consciousness. Allah shows us how He grants life to beings by His beautiful name al-Hayy, the Ever Living, and His artistry He displays in them by His name as-Sani, the Artificer, the Maker.



2010-12-23 23:57:53

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