This book has concentrated on certain facts that almost everyone observes, but either ignores or fails to appreciate. The Earth is clearly host to an extraordinary range of life. Species diversity makes human life on Earth possible and establishes a means whereby all human beings' needs are met. Put it another way, biodiversity is of an essential importance to all human beings. Also noteworthy is how the system comprised of countless micro-organisms, plants and animals functions as a whole, in complete harmony and balance. These matters definitely call for deep reflection.
This book has emphasized how the theory of evolution represents the exact opposite of reason, logic and science. You can see with just one example how irrational it is to account for the origin of living things in terms of chance-based evolution. Imagine a palace filled with expensive furniture, furnishings, pictures, statues, ornaments and works of art. A wide variety of rare woods, brightly-colored glass, expensive marble, gold, silver, bronze and precious stones such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies have been used in its construction and décor. In addition to all this rich splendor, there is also impressive order and harmony.
Is anyone going to declare that this splendid palace arose by chance over the course of time? Could anyone possibly claim that its minerals, raw materials and elements came about as the result of natural phenomena such as wind and rain, sun and lightning?
No rational person of any common sense would ever suggest such a thing. Not even a single picture in the whole palace could possibly have come into existence spontaneously, by chance. Clear the building in question and the works in it were made by human hands. Even if he did not meet the artists, designers, architects and interior decorators in person, nobody could doubt their existence .
Now imagine the huge diversity of life on Earth, so much richer than even the most splendid palace. Think of the claim made by evolutionists that all these living species can come into being as the result of natural processes, chance and coincidence. Such a claim is even more irrational than to say that the palace came into existence spontaneously. As you have seen throughout this book, scientific findings and evidence definitely show that the extraordinary variety of life cannot be accounted for in terms of any such hollow concept as evolution.
Life and biological diversity are the product of a flawless design and sublime creation. This, in turn, proves the existence of an Almighty and Omniscient Creator. That Creator is God, Lord of the Earth and sky and all that lies in between. All forms of life, from micro-organisms that can only be seen with the help of microscopes to giant trees, reveal the existence and oneness of God. In the same way that every picture points to its own artist, living species point towards God, their Creator. Every living thing we encounter throughout our lives carries messages regarding the infinite might, knowledge and artistry of our Lord. This fact is expressed in a number of verses:
Among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and Earth and all the creatures He has spread about in them. (Surat-ash-Shura, 29)
In the creation of the heavens and Earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which God sends down from the sky—by which He brings the Earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind—and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and Earth, there are Signs for people who use their intellect. (Surat-al-Baqara, 164)
God has created all living things, those we know and those we do not, such as bacteria, marine and terrestrial plants, vegetables, fruits, trees, fish, insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. Reference is made to God's creation of all the many living species in various verses:
It is He Who sends down water from the sky from which We bring forth growth of every kind, and from that We bring forth the green shoots and from them We bring forth close-packed seeds, and from the spathes of the date palm date clusters hanging down, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, both similar and dissimilar. Look at their fruits as they bear fruit and ripen. There are Signs in that for people who believe. (Surat-al-An‘am, 99)
God created every animal from water. Some of them go on their bellies, some of them on two legs, and some on four. God creates whatever He wills. God has power over all things. (Surat-an-Nur, 45)
From birth to death, everyone lives in the closest of relationships with this variety of living things, so graceful to the soul, that meet all our needs and are each an everyone a matchless, peerless blessing. All the scientific research and observations carried out in order to find the origin of this extraordinary diversity confirm a fact revealed in verses of the Qur'an: Life and biodiversity came into existence through the will and creation of God. The duty of those who comprehend this fact is to properly appreciate God, the Creator of all things, serve only Him, give thanks to Him alone, live in the manner desired by Him, and seek to attain His mercy, approval and paradise.
He is Allah, the Creator, the Evolver, the Bestower of Forms (or Colours). To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, doth declare His Praises and Glory: and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. (Surat Al-Hashr, 24)