SYSTEM CANNOT HAVE BEEN
FORMED BY EVOLUTION
According to statements of scientists, the defence system possesses an
"irreducible complexity". This term refers to an intact system composed
of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic
function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system
to effectively cease functioning. As an example, let us think of the devices
we would need if we were to send a fax:
- A facsimile device
- A telephone line
- A cable
If any one of these items is absent you cannot send a fax. Nothing from
the above list must be missing. Besides, they must conform to exact specifications.
For example, the length of the cable must be sufficient for the plug to
reach the socket, otherwise the available items will be of no use. Similarly,
although all elements of the defence system fulfill their functions perfectly,
if there are a few components which malfunction, this would cause the
body to lose the war. For example, if the tiny granules located within
the T cells do not function properly, they cannot store toxins, which
in turn cannot be transferred to the enemy, again resulting in the war
being lost. Therefore, in a system where the enemy cannot finally be killed,
important functions such as the formation of warrior cells, their training,
the transmission of the necessary signals to appropriate locations by
the cells at the right time, and the thousands of combinations needed
by our genes to produce antibodies, or the storing of limitless information
in the memory cells, would all be worthless. The system would simply not
work. Similarly, the existence of the many and varied functions of the
human body, which has an irreducible complexity, is equally useless in
the absence of a defence system. If the defence system did not exist or
failed to operate properly, no human being would be able to survive.
How then do evolutionists explain the formation of such a vital and complex
system? Actually, they have no answers which can shed light on the subject.
Their only assertion is based on the view that the defence system has
developed through gradual evolutionary processes. They hold that the mechanisms
that provide this gradual development are "natural selection" and "mutations".
But it is impossible for slight, successive coincidental modifications
to produce such a complex system as the theory of evolution suggests.
As emphasised before, the immune system would simply not function unless
it existed with all its elements intact. To reiterate, a malfunctioning
defence system would cause the human being to die within a short time.
The second point of the argument is the process of "Natural Selection".
As we will explain in more detail in the chapter, "The Deception Of Evolution",
the process of "Natural Selection" refers to the transfer of advantageous
qualities to subsequent generations.
There is a consensus among scientists that the concept of such a mechanism
is far from being satisfactory in explaining complex systems. The renowned
American specialist in biochemistry, Michael J. Behe, made the following
statements with relation to natural selection in his book, Darwin's
An irreducibly complex biological system, if there
is such a thing, would be a powerful challenge to Darwinian evolution.
Since natural selection can only choose systems that are already working,
then if a biological system cannot be produced gradually it would have
to arise as an integrated unit, at one fell swoop, for natural selection
to have anything to react on. 12
The founder of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin, as well as many
contemporary scientists, have confessed that the supposed mechanism of
natural selection has no evolutionary power.
Charles Darwin states:
These difficulties and objections may be classed
under the following heads:... Can we believe that natural selection could
produce, on the one hand, an organ of trifling importance, such as the
tail of a giraffe, which serves as a fly-flapper, and on the other hand,
an organ so wonderful as the eye?13
One of the leading evolutionists of our day, professor of geology and
paleoanthropology Stephen Jay Gould states that natural selection can
possess no evolutionary power:
But how do you get from nothing to such an elaborate
something if evolution must proceed through a long sequence of intermediate
stages, each favored by natural selection? You can't fly with 2 percent
of a wing or gain much protection from an iota's similarity with a potentially
concealing piece of vegetation. How, in other words, can natural selection
explain these incipient stages of structures that can only be used (as
we now observe them) in much more elaborated form? Mivart identified this
problem as primary and it remains so today.14
Can the existence of such a complex system be explained, as suggested
by Neo-Darwinists, in terms of "mutations"? Is it really possible for
such an excellent system to form as a result of successive mutations?
As we know, mutations are decompositions and damage taking place in the
genetic codes of living beings as a result of various external factors.
All mutations damage the genetic information programmed in the DNA of
a living being, without adding any new genetic information to it. Therefore,
mutations do not possess any developmental or evolutionary faculty. Today,
many evolutionists accept this reality, though reluctantly.
One of these evolutionists, John Endler, a geneticist from the University
of California, comments:
Although much is known about mutation, it is still
largely a "black box" relative to evolution. Novel biochemical functions
seem to be rare in evolution, and the basis for their origin is virtually
The renowned French biologist Pierre P. Grass also noted that the number
of mutations would not change the result:
No matter how numerous they may be, mutations do
not produce any kind of evolution.16
It is clearly evident that the extraordinary properties and the mind-boggling
abilities of these minute cells cannot be explained as mere coincidences
or mutations; these are only evolutionists' fallacies, and are totally
contradictory to science and logic. The highest human intelligence pales
into insignificance when compared to the intelligence displayed by the
There are thousands of similar extraordinary shows of intelligence in
living creatures, which cannot be explained by the theory of evolution.
In the face of these, many scientists, already plunged in doubt, are increasingly
and day by day losing their confidence in the theory of evolution. They
cannot help expressing their dissatisfaction at every opportunity.
Most researchers are well aware that evolutionist statements are nothing
more than consolation and window-dressing. Klaus Dose, a well-known researcher
in the field of molecular biology states:
More than 30 years of experimentation on the origin
of life in the fields of chemical and molecular evolution have led to
a better perception of the immensity of the problem of the origin of life
on Earth rather than to its solution. At present all discussions on principal
theories and experiments in the field either end in stalemate or in a
confession of ignorance. 17
Even Darwin, the founder of the theory of evolution, experienced the
same lack of confidence some 150 years ago:
When I think of the many cases of men who have studied one subject
for years, and have persuaded themselves of the truth of the foolishest
doctrines, I feel sometimes a little frightened, whether I may not be
one of these monomaniacs.18
It is quite evident that all these systems, just like everything else
in the universe, are under the control of the Almighty Allah, the all-powerful
and all-knowing. The inability of mankind to solve these mysteries is
a sure sign that these issues are beyond man's grasp and are the product
of greatly superior wisdom, that is, of Allah.
The answer to the questions which mankind has for centuries debated and
deliberated upon, without being able to arrive at a logical conclusion,
is extremely simple. The answer lies neither in coincidence, nor in natural
selection nor in mutation. Not one of these is capable of forming life
or maintaining its continuity.
The Qur'an provided the answers to all these questions 1400 years ago.
Allah, the Lord of All the Worlds, has submitted our bodily cells as well
as all that is in the universe to His Will:
Your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and
the earth in six days and then settled Himself firmly on the Throne. He
covers the day with the night, each pursuing the other urgently; and the
sun and moon and stars are subservient to His command. Both creation and
command belong to Him. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of All the Worlds. (Surat