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Quranic Claim of Everything Created in Pairs

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The Qur'an leaves out Schizophyllum commune: pointed out relevance to 36:36
As long as two parental strains are of different mating types they are able to mate and form fertile offspring. The enormous number of sexes is meant to encourage non-sibling mating and non-relative mating, which ensures genetic diversity in the population.
 
This species, along with other such fungi is a good counter-example to verse 36:36 as they are things that the Earth grows, yet are not made in pairs.
 
{{Quote|{{Quran|36|36}}|Glory to Allah, '''Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces''', as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge.}}
 
khalaqa (who created) alazwaja (the pairs) kullaha (all it) mimma (from what) tunbitu (grows) alardu (the Earth)
 
The 'it' suffix in kullaha is feminine singular, refering to the Earth (al ardu).
 
Note that some translations interpret the Arabic differently, making the verse refer to all the pairs that the Earth produces (thereby leaving room for non-pairs to be produced too), which seems inaccurate looking at the Arabic. Such an interpretation would also clash somewhat with 13:3 and 51:49 (see quotes of relevant ayats above).
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