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Ants

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For centuries philosophers thought that only humans were rational while animals only followed instinct. Actually this false belief was so entrenched in Arabs that they included it in their grammar, referring to humans as rational (عاقل) and all other animals, plants and inanimate objects as irrational (غير عاقل). However today scientists have confirmed that animals do not act by instinct alone, as Arabs thought, but rather animals have their own logic and communication systems, that is, they make rational decisions like humans but at a much lower scale…However the Quran did not make the mistakes of the Arabs, instead it says that ants have their own logic and do communicate with their own species:

[Quran 27.18]  Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, “O ants, enter your homes so that you do not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they do not feel it.”

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