The Collapse Of The Theory Of Evolution On The Russian Agenda

Russia’s top-selling daily, Komsomolskaya Pravda, published in Moscow with a circulation of 3.1 million, discussed Harun Yahya’s intellectual struggle against the theory of evolution in its 18 October, 2007, edition. The cover story appeared under the headline "Scientists Search for God – The World Around Us Did Not Appear Spontaneously, but Was Created.” That the paper, which was established in 1925 as the official organ of the Young Communist League, questioned the theory of evolution and covered metaphysical questions that science cannot answer, covering the views of scientists holding religious beliefs, shows that Darwinism and materialism have been dealt a heavy blow in Russia. The way that tens of Harun Yahya’s books and some 70 of his documentaries have been read and watched for years in Russia, and the way that the public keep up with his ideas by downloading thousands of his works from his Russian web sites has without doubt had a major influence on the Russian public’s current turning to Allah. The spread of Harun Yahya’s anti-materialist, anti-Darwinist and anti-communist views is today bearing fruit in the country. Under the caption “Was Darwin Not Right?” this left-leaning daily went on to say:

    “A number of blogs in Russia now actively discuss an interesting work called ‘The Collapse of the Theory of Evolution,’ which has recently been laid out on the internet. The author is Adnan Oktar, president of the Science Research Foundation from Turkey. This book was first published a few years ago; it has been translated into 13 languages and published in 54 countries. Its subject matter and aim is the exposure of the frauds of Darwinism…

    If Darwin’s theory is wrong, then, as Oktar has convinced me through his book that arrived, only God can be the sole creator of the universe and the almighty mind in that universe…

    The name of the book was ‘We Trust...’ In it 53 of the best known physicists, chemists and biologists of the time (including Nobel Prize-winning scientists) state that the universe has too regular and perfect laws to be the work of chance from out of chaos. In addition, I know a number of scientists who have asked me to turn off the microphone when I held interviews with them. On condition these things were kept off the record, they say that the closer they come to the final stage of any research it is as if they find themselves confronted by an iron door they have great difficulty in opening. But if they do manage to open it, they are shocked by an amazing state of affairs: ‘Everything around us has been established with an extraordinary complexity.’ However, in order to avoid being regarded as mad they are unwilling to express these ideas openly. The only one courageous enough to do so was the known academician Natalya Bekhtereva, Director of the Brain Institute. Bekhtereva, who has dedicated her life to studying the brain, made the following admission: ‘It is impossible to investigate the brain in all respects, because the brain represents a universal secret. I suppose there is Supreme intervention in the management of thought process...’

    Since American scientists are more liberated they have no compunctions about admitting existence of miracles. In his book Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe, an American professor of biochemistry at LeHigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, makes the following admission:

    ‘Over the past four decades modern biochemistry has uncovered the secrets of the cell. The progress has been hard won. It has required tens of thousands of people to dedicate the better parts of their lives to the tedious work of the laboratory. … The result of these cumulative efforts to investigate the cell—to investigate life at the molecular level—is a loud, clear, piercing cry of “design!”’

    Philosopher Alexei Grigoryev, of the Russian State Humanitarian University, says, ‘Indeed, the more we learn, the greater riddles we encounter.’

    The hopes of the 20th-century scientists that they will achieve total understanding of the world within a few decades are far from becoming a reality. Today we are unable to answer even the simplest-looking questions: what is energy? What is the electron? What is attraction? Not even the cleverest modern scientists can build such a perfect machine as the human body.

    No engineer can construct a system as perfect as the universe. The fundamental physical laws that permit the survival of our world are even more astonishing: gravitational, magnetic and many others. Years ago, scientists established the following: if these constants were just 1% different to what they actually are, then there would have been no atoms, nor would any galaxies have formed.

    The extraordinary complexity and perfection in the universe and man have led many scientists to faith...

    ... [Darwin] expounded these ideas in his Origin of Species, in 1859. However, this scientist later began to understand that there were a series of unresolved gaps in his theory, and set these out in the chapter ‘Difficulties on Theory.’ The existence of some structures posed a major problem for the theory—the human eye, for instance, which could not appear by chance. ... But the most important was the complete absence of any intermediate form fossils to confirm the theory. Darwin hoped that these difficulties would be resolved as science advanced, but even today there are still no intermediate form fossils between fish, reptiles, or birds.

    Doctor Oktar says: ‘In Darwin’s day, organisms were examined by means of primitive technologies, and the theory was mainly based on force of imagination. Mankind was completely ignorant of DNA and genetics in those days.’ Today, scientists search for the signs of the Creator, rather than random processes. In fact, if human beings had appeared on Earth as the result of evolution, then, considering the incidence levels of mutations and the speed of biochemical processes for its development from a primary cell, this would have required much more time than the age of the universe.

    … Einstein, in the certain sense, was a believer. And a large number of outstanding scientists, too, were believers. I know examples of people who made outstanding discoveries in the field of physics in the 20th century and eventually became believers, because with mankind’s knowledge they could not fully explain many laws and processes…

    According to some sources, when Darwin was asked on his deathbed ‘So who created the world?’ he replied ‘God.’

The two-page report also included Sir Isaac Newton’s statement that he had deduced laws of mechanics from Divine laws. Under the heading “Questions whose answers are known only by the Creator” it set out a number of questions that can never be answered by the materialist mindset:

    •    How did the world come into being from nothing?
    •    If everything is caused by chance, what was the initial reason? In other words, why are all the things around us necessary?
    •    If energy should be kept, where did the first energy come from?
    •    Does time really exist? If it does, then is it divided into past, present and future?
    •    Where is the created world heading; towards chaos or towards order?
    •    Is the universe infinite? If it has an end, what lies beyond it?
    •    How can we, a collection of particles, perceive ourselves within this world of particles? How is it that a set of particles can develop the ability to learn about, understand and perceive other set of particles—the world?

2007-11-27 21:26:26

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