Author: Harun Yahya
Publisher: Global Publishing (September 2003)
Pages: 288 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In 1999, the National Academy of Sciences, USA, published a booklet called Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences. The aim of this booklet was to respond to the creation/evolution debate by bringing together "the most important proofs" of evolution. The booklet was regarded as a most important source by evolutionists from all over the world. Evolutionist circles published the text free of charge on their Internet sites.
The advertising campaign set in motion about this booklet was such that anyone seeing it might well imagine that it was full of evidence for the theory of evolution and had put a definitive end to all discussion of the validity of the theory. However, those who expected to find such evidence in it were sadly disappointed. The booklet makes not a single mention of the Cambrian Period, the real subject of debate as regards the theory of evolution and which can never be accounted for in terms of the theory. Nor does it discuss such matters as the origin of the cell or human consciousness. Despite having been disproved time and time again by scientific findings, evolutionists' classic claims were simply repeated in a superficial manner, with no evidence offered to support them.
We have already responded to the Academy's booklet several times in previous works and have shown, with scientific evidence, that these claims are of no scientific value. Yet the need has nevertheless arisen for the preparation of a new study intended as a response to that booklet. With this new work, we wish to demonstrate how it is that the members of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, one of the world's most eminent evolutionist institutions, came to be unable to see the most obvious truth and to distort the evidence and knowingly support a lie, because of their fanatical devotion to Darwinism and materialism.
Those who read this book with an objective eye will once again see the truth in question-in other words the fact that the theory of evolution is being supported with a blind and totally dogmatic determination.
Yet how is it that these scientists continue to support a dogma left over from the nineteenth century with such dogged determination, in the face of all the scientific facts?
The reason is the materialist philosophy these scientists believe in. Materialism is a creed which maintains that only matter exists, and is equivalent to atheism. Atheists-in other words, those who would deny the existence of God and who reject religion, divine books and the infinite life in the hereafter-need a theory such as Darwinism to provide an atheistic account of the origin of life. They realize that if Darwinism is disproved, then they will have to accept God, and therefore also the existence of the hereafter and the fact that the prophets spoke the truth, for which reason they continue to put Darwinism forward with a blind fanaticism.
The mathematician and professor of astronomy Chandra Wickramasinghe is one of those scientists who have recognized this Darwinist fanaticism. He admits that:
From my earliest training as a scientist, I was very strongly brainwashed to believe that science cannot be consistent with any kind of deliberate creation. That notion has had to be painfully shed. At the moment, I can't find any rational argument to knock down the view which argues for conversion to God. We used to have an open mind; now we realize that the only logical answer to life is creation-and not accidental random shuffling.
The evolutionist anthropologist Dr. Michael Walker has also accepted this fact. In his words, "One is forced to conclude that many scientists and technologists pay lip-service to Darwinian theory only because it supposedly excludes a Creator..."
As will be seen throughout this book, no matter how much the authors of the booklet Science and Creationism bear the name of scientists, they have actually long since abandoned not only science, but also reason and logic, and have set themselves the aim of denying the existence of God and the fact that everything has a creator. These people believe that a protein which has a 1 in 1040,000 chance of emerging by chance actually did so, and that this was then followed by hundreds of thousands of no less improbable coincidences. They imagine that mutations, which bring living things nothing but lethal diseases such as cancer, have the power to turn apes into human beings who think, reason, judge, decide, follow policies, found civilizations, produce splendid works of art, rejoice, feel sorrow, make friends, raise families, win Nobel prizes and Oscars-into students who read hundreds of thousands of printed pages, and into artists, scientists, politicians, architects and teachers. They have lost their powers of reason because of the ideologies they maintain and so blindly support.
It is for that reason that, as the Scandinavian scientist Soren Lovtrup puts it:
I suppose that nobody will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science becomes addicted to a false theory. But this is what has happened in biology: for a long time now people discuss evolutionary problems in a peculiar "Darwinian" vocabulary-"adaptation," "selection pressure," "natural selection," etc.-thereby believing that they contribute to the explanation of natural events. They do not... I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science.