DESIGN AND COINCIDENCE
In the previous chapter, we observed how impossible the coincidental
formation of life is. Let us again accept these impossibilities for just
a moment. Let us suppose that millions of years ago a cell was formed
having acquired all the necessities for life and that it "came to life".
Evolution again collapses at this point. For even if this cell had subsisted
for a while, it would eventually have died and after its death, nothing
would remain and everything would revert to where it had started. This
is because this first living cell, lacking any genetic information, would
not have been able to reproduce and start a new generation. Life would
have ended with its death.
The genetic system is not only comprised of the DNA. The following should
also exist in the same environment: enzymes to read the code on the DNA,
messenger RNA to be produced after reading these codes, a ribosome on
which messenger RNA will mount according to this code and clamp to for
production, transfer RNA to transfer the amino acids to the ribosome to
be used in production, and extremely complex enzymes to carry out numerous
intermediary processes. Such an environment cannot exist anywhere else
but only in a totally isolated and completely controlled environment like
the cell, where all the essential raw materials and energy resources exist.
As a result, organic matter can self-reproduce only if it exists as a
fully developed cell with all its organelles and in an appropriate environment
where it can survive, exchange materials, and get energy from its surroundings.
This means that the first cell on earth was formed "all of a sudden" with
its incredibly complex structure.
So, if a complex structure came into existence all of a sudden, what
does this mean?
Let us ask this question with an example. Let us resemble the cell to
a high-tech car in terms of its complexity. (In fact, the cell is comprised
of a much more complex and developed system than a car with its motor
and all its technical equipment.) Now let us ask: what would you think
if you went out trekking in the depths of a thick forest and ran across
a latest model car among the trees? Would you think that various elements
in the forest had come together by chance over millions of years and produced
such a vehicle? All the raw materials making up the car are obtained from
iron, plastic, rubber, earth or its by-products, but would this fact lead
you to think that these materials had synthesised "by chance" and then
come together and manufactured such a car?
Without doubt, anyone with a sound mind would know that the car was the
product of a conscious design, that is a factory, and wonder what it was
doing there in the middle of a jungle. The sudden origination of a complex
structure in a complete form out of the blue shows that it is created
by a conscious agent. A complex system like the cell is no doubt created
by a superior will and wisdom. In other words, it came into existence
as a creation of Allah.
By believing that pure chance can produce perfect designs, evolutionists
cross the bounds of reason and science. One of the outspoken authorities
on this issue is the famous French zoologist Pierre Grass, the former
president of the French Academy of Sciences. Grass is a materialist,
yet he acknowledges that Darwinist theory is unable to explain life and
makes his point about the logic of "coincidence", which is the backbone
The opportune appearance of mutations permitting animals
and plants to meet their needs seems hard to believe. Yet the Darwinian
theory is even more demanding: A single plant, a single animal would require
thousands and thousands of lucky, appropriate events. Thus, miracles would
become the rule: events with an infinitesimal probability could not fail
to occur There is no law against daydreaming, but science must not
indulge in it.69
Grasse summarises what the concept of "coincidence"
means for evolutionists: "...Chance becomes a sort of providence, which,
under the cover of atheism, is not named but which is secretly worshipped."70
The logical failure of evolutionists is an outcome of their enshrining
the concept of coincidence. In the Qur'an, it is written that those who
worship beings other than Allah are devoid of understanding;
They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they
see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle - nay
more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning). (Surat al-Araf : 179)
Besides all the technical evidence we have dealt with so far, let us
now for once, examine what kind of a superstition the evolutionists have
with an example so simple as to be understood even by children:
Evolutionary theory asserts that life is formed by chance. According
to this claim, inorganic and unconscious atoms came together to form the
cell and then they somehow formed other living things, including man.
Let us think about that. When we bring together the elements that are
the building-blocks of life such as carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium,
only a heap is formed. No matter what treatments it undergoes, this atomic
heap cannot form even a single living being. If you like, let us formulate
an "experiment" on this subject and let us examine on the behalf of evolutionists
what they really claim without pronouncing loudly under the name "Darwinian
Let evolutionists put plenty of materials present in the composition
of living beings such as phosphorus, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, iron, and
magnesium into big barrels. Moreover, let them add in these barrels any
material that does not exist under normal conditions, but they think as
necessary. Let them add in this mixture as many amino acids-which have
no possibility of forming under natural conditions-and as many proteins-a
single one of which has a formation probability of 10-950-as they like.
Let them expose these mixtures to as much heat and moisture as they like.
Let them stir these with whatever technologically developed device they
like. Let them put the foremost scientists beside these barrels. Let these
experts wait in turn beside these barrels for billions, and even trillions
of years. Let them be free to use all kinds of conditions they believe
to be necessary for a human's formation. No matter what they do, they
cannot produce from these barrels a human, say a professor that examines
his cell structure under the electron microscope. They cannot produce
giraffes, lions, bees, canaries, horses, dolphins, roses, orchids, lilies,
carnations, bananas, oranges, apples, dates, tomatoes, melons, watermelons,
figs, olives, grapes, peaches, peafowls, pheasants, multicoloured butterflies,
or millions of other living beings such as these. Indeed, they could not
obtain even a single cell of any one of them.
Briefly, unconscious atoms cannot form the cell by coming together.
They cannot take a new decision and divide this cell into two, then take
other decisions and create the professors who first invent the electron
microscope and then examine their own cell structure under that microscope.
Matter is an unconscious, lifeless heap, and it comes to life with
Allah's superior creation.
Evolutionary theory, which claims the opposite, is a total fallacy completely
contrary to reason. Thinking even a little bit on the claims of tevolutionists
discloses this reality, just as in the above example.