Dentate Gyrus: Familiar Places (cont. Space discussion with Shakir)


If my memory avails, in our brain there are neurons firing when we are in a familiar space, so we feel at home. Again brain being a network of neurons, I thought the network concept is applicable.

I suspect the neurons that fire for familiar spaces, when damaged by dementia, cause the patient fright and the feel lost and they run in panic to go back home, usually the phrase they use.

The neuronal ionic and electrical signaling across the axon and dendrites are massively complex, the signaling is not trivial as taught in college courses, it is one amazing molecular and particle machinery, and imagine that for the entire brain. Therefore I thought perti nets modeling the transform of data between nodes, would be the most general computing-transform we could imagine.

What these mean is that our sense of space, being in the same space, is a network concept in neuronal implementation.

Dentate Gyrus is programmed into our Genome and genome of many other living beings on this planet. This is a unique observation, a very spiritual observation (Kashf or uncovering) that Rahma (Mercy) of Allah is printed in archive form in language of nucleotides, in letter form, within our genes, so that we are engineered in such way to find similar spaces and rest in them  free of fright.

16:80 It is Allah Who made your habitations homes of rest and quiet for you

Based upon these thoughts an earlier write up:

The dense network of neurons and their massive signaling machinery coupled with actual programming of our genome, engineer a feeling and behavior of being in space, and be in the same-space, and that is Rahma.


When you login to Facebook, remember this mother’s tears:


Every time you login to Facebook you fan the fires of violence and unrest, waste of human life and privacy, the only thing you endeavour is to make the super rich, richer! With your own personal data.

Example: Look at what US social media companies have brought us since the fabricated Arab Spring! Only death and destruction to the Arab, selling the demonstrators’ personal data and GPS coordinates to local governors, steering more unrest and mayhem amongst our youth.

Falsified versions of Islam and Shariah propagated by US social media, shall come to a sudden halt when you stop login to criminal sites like Facebook.

For those who say: I use Facebook for Da’wah to know only lawful means could be used to invite to Allah, aid of criminals are not acceptable.

For those who say: I use Facebook to promote my products and services, I ask: show the dollars you made?

Would you invite a thief to your house for dinner? Would you allow murderers to tuck your children to bed? That is what you do when you login to Facebook.

Dara O Shayda

Response to Space, for Shakir

From Prof. John Baez (I asked him  for a quick note):


There are many different theories of space, so there are many different answers to the question “what is space?” But if you ask about the role played by space in general relativity, I’d say that Einstein discovered that space is not so important: we should instead think about spacetime, because this is something that different observers can agree on. His theory of spacetime says that it is a differentiable manifold with a Lorentzian metric. So, it’s a kind of entity, with very definite properties, that are nicely described using math.

Really explaining what I just said would take about a year or two! I don’t want to spend my time explaining general relativity anymore, since I wrote a book about it, and an expository paper.