Bacteria are a group of living organisms that reproduce fast, compared to plants and animals, and have great importance for balancing the world of living things in terms of their biochemical traits. They can live almost anywhere. Therefore, their population is greater than any other organism. The most important fact of all is that they have important effects on vital matters such as climate due to their dense population.
The bacteria community that affects human life in a number of ways has many amazing characteristics. The communication system they use is one of these. These beings, which use sonar-like systems to see their enemies and food, use “conversation balloons” to communicate with one another. Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) discovered that the communication among bacteria has a quality that protects the balance of the whole world.
Bacteria Communication That Affect the Earth’s Climate Begins In the Oceans
Small sea plants (phytoplankton) are eaten by zooplankton, which are small sea creatures. These particles are sticky and they form heavier particles by coming together. Bacteria unite over these tiny carbon-rich pieces and move towards the depth together with these pieces. This may seem like a very ordinary situation. However, this small movement has an amazing aspect.
Bacteria, which have no mouth and ears, send forth chemical signals to find out whether there are other neighboring bacteria around them. If there are adequate bacteria neighbors nearby, carbon molecules inside these particles come together to secrete an enzyme that breaks these molecules into smaller particles. The type of carbon inside the particles is the same carbon dioxide is found in the atmosphere, so it is a greenhouse gas, which is a temperature trap. This communication among bacteria is created in a way that this poisonous gas will be released to the depths of the ocean. This system does not exist in shallow depths.
This poisonous gas that can easily mix into the atmosphere from shallow waters is carried to the depths with a planned communication system and thus prevents it from reaching the atmosphere.
In other words, millions of bacteria, which we cannot see with the naked eye work for us devotedly.
It has been known for many years that bacteria have a very important place in the carbon cycle that has such vital importance for life on earth. However, this new discovery proves to us once again that the earth has a perfect creation, which is constantly maintained with very comprehensive, fine and detailed adjustments. Thus all the details in front of us are created in perfect harmony with one another and this balance has not been disrupted for millions of years. Allah revealed in the Qur’an as follows:
“In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people’s benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky – by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind – and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are Signs for people who use their intellect.” (Surat al-Baqara, 164)
Allah’s Order is Flawless
- Even if you fulfill all the conditions necessary for life on earth artificially;
- Even if you can imitate the earth, from the atmosphere to the number of bugs in the ecosystem, all living species, orbiter and the sun with all of its properties;
- Even if you put an equal number of plankton, diatoms and bacteria as the ones on earth inside this artificial environment, the end this artificial world will face is inevitable.
Even if there were an equal number of bacteria, when there is no communication among those bacteria, then the artificial environment you have produced would turn into a deadly gas chamber instead of a planet full of life. All life would be destroyed in a very short time by suffocating in this poisonous carbon gas.
When any of the balances on our earth are changed, this scenario would always be the same. However, we can talk about life on earth, only by virtue of having all of these balances and fine calculations at the same time.
Breathing, being able to eat, drink, run and walk now is a proof that not even one of these millions of balances has ever been disrupted even for a single moment and continues unceasingly.
All of these qualities point to a perfect creation. The complex system mentioned above is only a few of the evidences of Almighty Allah’s infinite might and superior creation. In one verse, our Lord’s knowledge and might is revealed as such:
"Say: ‘Travel about the earth and see how He brought creation out of nothing. Then later Allah will bring about the next existence. Allah has power over all things." (Surat al-‘Ankabut, 20)
Allah’s Knowledge of Creation Manifests at Every Spot of the Universe
There are evidences as to Almighty Allah’s superior creation at every corner of the universe. This complex system in bacteria that we cannot see with the naked eye is one of the most crucial examples of this. Our Lord manifests in these micro beings and inspires to them the ability to act with a superior consciousness and perfect intelligence. A bacterium is able to detect developments, which people cannot realize or even guess beforehand, by the inspiration of Almighty Allah and acts more daringly. It is not possible to explain such flawless details in living beings as a matter of coincidence as evolutionists claim. This is because it is impossible to explain that “the first bacterium” formed coincidentally.
It is a very far-fetched approach to claim that when there was no sign of life, a bacterium was affected by the conditions in an uncontrolled environment, began to breathe suddenly, went through certain changes coincidentally and gained its miraculous features and current complex qualities.
Science and technology, which advance more with every passing day, discovered the miraculous qualities of bacteria and proves how enormous a lie the theory of evolution is. Every quality we face in these beings proves how perfect the art of Allah is in beings that cannot be seen with the naked eye and makes us think about these.
Allah ,Who is the Owner of the skies and earth, created the sky, the earth and everything in between perfectly with a unique creation; inspired every being to its duty and made His miracles a verse and mercy for believers. Our Lord’s flawless knowledge of creation is revealed in the verses as such:
“He who created the seven heavens in layers.You will not find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again – do you see any gaps? Then look again and again. Your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted!” (Surat al-Mulk, 3-4)
All Behavior of Bacteria Is Controlled by Our Lord
What bacteria want is to maintain their existence with the means they possess. While these microscopic beings continue their lineage with this perfect balance Allah created, they also have vital importance for us “in many ways”. A bacteria producing nutrients, moreover making the nutrient it produced beneficial for man, imprisoning poisonous gases, and causing various cycles show how essential and flawless this balance is. There is no doubt that bacteria could just as easily live inside our food, take its energy from there and greatly harm us . We may not even be aware of these bacteria, which are part of our life, throughout our lives. However, Allah created very flawless and detailed systems for us to see the evidence of His superior and unique intelligence. This is the purpose of the benefit bacteria provides.
No doubt, we cannot accept that a unicellular being can act with consciousness and rationale. Allah is the One Who inspires bacteria to act consciously and make calculations, Who has knowledge over all knowledge and Who has the most superior intelligence over all else. In one verse, it is revealed as such:
“In the alternation of night and day and what Allah has created in the heavens and the earth there are Signs for people who have faith.” (Surah Yunus, 6)