It is not possible for a cart designed for use on roads to fly. In the same way, neither is it possible for animals to fly that have not been created to do so. The fields of expertise of those who produce a terrestrial vehicle—a car, for example—are completely different from those constructing an airplane. Even if some materials exhibit similarities, these have still been specially modified according to their function, shape, and where they will be used, etc. Both cars and airplanes have windows and tires. However, these have totally different specifications and are produced with the most appropriate designs. The slightest error in manufacture or design could give rise to very dangerous consequences. No one aware of this conscious planning could look at a car and claim that it bears certain similarities to a plane, so under the effect of external influences, this car could in time be able to fly.
Even if millions of years pass, a terrestrial vehicle can never become airworthy. Evolution's accounts regarding the origins of birds are just as i irrational.
As you have seen throughout this book, there is no evidence that birds or any other flying creature evolved from terrestrial animals. On the contrary, their complex structures and their sudden appearance in the fossil record shows that all these living things and their necessary flight systems were created together.
The idea that these species evolved from other, more primitive ones is a dogma defended for other than scientific purposes. Heading the list is the urge to maintain the materialist philosophical foundations of Darwinism. Another aim is personal interest. A rich and powerful supposedly scientific establishment backs the theory of evolution, and the gaining of support from that community, and concerns over career and prestige may well influence many others. People are unwilling to concede that their research, hard work and money were all spent for nothing.
Storrs L. Olson, head of the Smithsonian Institute Ornithology Department, touches on this:
The "birds-are-dinosaurs" people have dominated this discussion [as to whether birds supposedly evolved from dinosaurs or some other reptile group] for a long time. There are a lot of problems with birds being dinosaurs, although the theory has been publicized in the popular media. To overturn birds-are-dinosaurs would be a tremendous embarrassment. There are millions of dollars and lot of careers tied up in this debate. 251
Why does devotion to the theory of evolution become an obsession? The most important reasons are the materialist philosophy mentioned earlier, and the atheism that seeks a scientific basis. Some are unwilling to believe that Allah created them, that they are responsible to our Lord, and that in the Hereafter they will be held to account for their lives in this world. Therefore, they seek to justify their denial. However, the existence of Allah is too obvious to be concealed by any deception. With every breath these people take, with their every heartbeat, with their every step, on the ground, with every fruit they eat—everywhere, they are surrounded by evidence of Allah's glorious existence.
In the Qur'an, Allah refers to those who "tell a lie against Allah and they know it" (Surah Al 'Imran, 75), to "descend on every evil liar" (Surat ash-Shu'ara', 222), to those who "knowingly conceal the truth" (Surat al-Baqara, 146), who "mix up truth with falsehood" (Surat al-Baqara, 42) and who "use fallacious arguments to deny the truth" (Surat al-Kahf, 56).
The attitudes of such people we encounter nowadays were also displayed by people in the past, who spent their years in this world in exactly the same error. However, since these people do not wish to accept the existence and oneness of Allah, and that He is the sole Creator of all things, they have always adhered to one superstitious belief or another. And they have never been successful in their aims, as a requirement of the verse:
"...Rather We hurl the truth against falsehood and it cuts right through it and it vanishes clean away!" (Surat al-Anbiya', 18)
As revealed in the Qur'an, the attitude of believers is one of, "who sought right guidance" (Surat al-Jinn, 14) and "Show integrity for the sake of Allah, bearing witness with justice" (Surat al-Ma'ida, 8).
This fact is that our Lord, Allah, is the sole Creator of all.
His matchless creative artistry is revealed thus in the Qur'an:
He is the Originator of the heavens and the Earth. How could He have a son? He has no wife. He created all things and He has knowledge of all things. That is Allah, your Lord. There is no god but Him, the Creator of everything. So worship Him. He is responsible for everything. Eyesight cannot perceive Him, but He perceives eyesight. He is the All-Penetrating, the All-Aware. "Clear insights have come to you from your Lord. Whoever sees clearly, does so to his own benefit. Whoever is blind, it is to his own detriment. I am not here as your keeper." (Surat al-An'am, 101-104)