Tuesday, July 07, 2009

On crackpots

I will post more on this later, but I get very annoyed when I here people 'citing' books by Harun Yahya in discussions about science and evolution. I have not read his books but the arguments people claim to get from him are not representative of Islamic positions on science. Frankly the man seems like a crackpot. I have not found a single reason why I should refuse evolution because I am a Muslim and I have not found a single atom of evidence in the Qur'an or elsewhere, which would rule out such a theory. Even Imam al Ghazali in books written over a thousand years ago had no problem in categorising man as a "speaking animal" in his examples or discussions about logic, he takes it as a given. It is ironic that the same people who glorify the Islamic history and past scientific advances find that an honest and serious study of the very books they champion would lead them to hold completely opposite positions to those they hold now regarding science and learning. In fact if they even read the Qur'an they would find it says nothing about such issues, simply because the Qur'an is not a scientific text. So what I am saying is the Qur'an did not mention the internet, just because it did not talk about the dinosaurs that does not mean they did not exist, and it does not have secret codes in it about the date of the end of the world. Now go away. I'm annoyed.

Back to my thesis...

1 comment:

qunfuz said...

well said.