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Quranic Claim of Everything Created in Pairs

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The Qur'an leaves out hermaphrodites
===The Qur'an leaves out hermaphrodites===
Some creatures, including plants, are totally hermaphrodites. For example, sponges, snails, the slug-like sea hare, and some kinds of deep-sea arrow worms are hermaphrodites, that is, they have both sexes in one body.<ref>David Pratt - [{{cite web|url= http://web.archive.org/web/20050212115857/ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dp5/sex2.htm |title= Sex and Sexuality (part 2)] - |publisher= Exploring Theosophy, |author= David Pratt|date= April 2002|archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.archive.org%2Fweb%2F20050212115857%2Fourworld.compuserve.com%2Fhomepages%2Fdp5%2Fsex2.htm&date=2013-11-29|deadurl=yes}}</ref>
Some creatures also change their sex during their life-cycles: Quahogs (hard-shell clams) are born and grow up male, but later half of them turn female. Slipper shells and cup and saucer shells do this too; they commence every season as males, but nearly all of them later pass through a phase of ambisexuality and turn into adult females. Some species change sex depending on their environment, such as the marine worm Ophryotrocha, if the portly young females are later underfed they revert back into males again. Some fish can also change sex spontaneously, for example some groupers and guppies.
Some Muslims may try to claim that hermaphrodites are actually a male-female pair as both sexes are included in the one organism. It may be that in a population some hermaphrodites act as males while others act as females. This claim, of course, would be totally dishonest as a hermaphrodite, by definition, is both male and female at once, even if performing one of its sexual functions at the one time.
===The Qur'an leaves out parthenogenetic organisms===
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