An article by Jessica Morris in the “North Texas Daily,” published in Texas, on 9 November, 2006, described how Harun Yahya’s documentary films had been screened at the Wooten Hall and received with great interest and appreciation by students. The article, titled “Students discuss religious text, scientific discoveries,” contained the following statements:
Science met religion as students watched and discussed a film about the scientific principles found in the Quran.
The Muslim Student Association showed the film "The Miracles of the Qur"an," based on Harun Yahya"s book, in Wooten Hall.
The president of the association, Richardson junior Ayman Taleb, said he hoped students would attend to get a different view on the Quran.
"[We want] to give people an idea that although the Quran is a religious sacred text, there"s also scientific stuff in the Quran that has only been discovered within the last century," Taleb said.
According to the film, the Quran was revealed around 1,400 years ago. Before it was revealed, people believed in legends.
Denton resident John Lehr said he attended to learn more about the science in the Quran.
"I think a lot of people are uneducated about it," Lehr said. "One of the miracles of the Quran are the scientific principles that were discovered this century that were revealed in the seventh century."
… Most scientists agree that the big-bang theory is accurate. This theory said neither matter, energy, nor time existed before this big bang, according to the film.
According to the film, historically it was believed that the mother was responsible for determining the sex of a baby. The Quran said the sperm that enters the womb determines the sex of a baby, and recently scientists have agreed that the father determines the sex.
Members of the association encouraged visitors to ask questions about the Quran or Islam after the movie. A few asked questions after people started to leave.
Garland senior Neil Watson said he has been studying the Quran for three years and has started attending a mosque.
"I think Islam is a beautiful religion, and it"s fascinating," Watson said. "I think more people should be more objective about Islam. When you come with an open mind you learn a lot more."