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Quranic Claim of Everything Created in Pairs

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The Chinese Yin-Yang duality concept
===The Chinese Yin-Yang duality concept===
Some Muslims apologists claim the Qur'an’s ‘creation in pairs’ verses, especially 36:36 refers to our modern understanding of matter antimatter complements. Some critics respond<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.answer-islam.org/earth_in_islam.htm |title= Does Science really prove the Quran? Part 2 "A refutation to answering-christianity's 'Earth in Islam'"|publisher= Answer Islam|author=Quennel Gale |date= accessed February 14, 2011|archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.answer-islam.org/earth_in_islam.htm&date=2011-02-14|deadurl=no}}</ref> by highlighting the relative paucity of antimatter compared to matter, particularly as most antimatter was destroyed in the first second after the Big Bang.
Nevertheless, some Muslims Some might also claim that the mere fact that antimatter exists proves the Qur'anic ‘creation in pairs’ verses to be miraculous as how could a person living in the seventh century Arab know about matter/antimatter?
Unfortunately for the Islamic polemicistsHowever, the ancient Chinese already believed in the duality of all creation. This duality principle is known as ‘Yin and Yang’, part of the Taoist belief system. The date of origin of the Yin-Yang duality principle is unknown, however all reasonable estimates predate Islam by at least two thousand five hundred years. {Note the Yin-Yang symbol dates back to at least 400BC and was present in ancient Shang Dynasty Bronze but the Yin-Yang principle dated much earlier.}
{{Quote||The Yellow Emperor, legendary Chinese emperor and cultural hero ruling from 2698 BC to 2598 BC and considered to be the ancestor of the Han Chinese, said “The principle of Ying and Yang is the foundation of the entire universe. It underlies everything in creation. It brings about the development of parenthood; it is the root and source of life and death…<ref>{{cite web|url= http://www.taichido.com/chi/taoist/yin.htm|title= Yin and Yang|publisher= Taichido|author= Ray Wood|date= accessed February 14, 2011|archiveurl= http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.taichido.com/chi/taoist/yin.htm&date=2011-02-14|deadurl=no}}</ref>}}
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