Some misinterpretations appear in some publications stating that there is changing in Adnan Oktar’s views regarding the theory of evolution. However, it can easily be seen that Mr. Oktar’s statements are inaccurately reflected in the publications in question. Mr. Oktar has always opposed Darwinist ideology and the theory of evolution, because 21st-century science says, “the theory of evolution is nonsense.” If there were any scientific evidence of creation through evolution, one would of course have said, “Allah (God) created through evolution.” However, there is not a single piece of evidence to support the theory of evolution. As can be seen from the intellectual struggle he has been waging for the last 20 years or so, Mr. Oktar’s is the most outspoken and powerful voice raised in opposition to Darwinism. He makes it perfectly clear that there are no statements in the Qur’an of a kind such as to point to evolution or to support the theory of evolution. His statements on this subject are unequivocal. (See Why Darwinism Is Incompatible with the Qur’an by Harun Yahya)
But Mr. Oktar still respects anyone who holds such beliefs; he would never accuse such individuals of irreligiousness, but still no such belief appears in the Qur’an. There may be people who both believe in Darwin’s ideas and say they believe in Allah. These people may believe that Allah made evolution an instrument in the creation of man and have faith in that form. It would of course be wrong to impute irreligion to such people. Mr. Oktar has never made such an accusation. He has never said, “Believers in evolution cannot believe in Allah.”
There are many people, not just Muslims but also Christians and Jews, who believe in Allah and in the evolution deception at one and the same time. These people are probably unaware that there is no scientific evidence for the theory of evolution and do not know that what they believe in is a deception with no scientific foundation.
A person may interpret the faith and the Qur’an according to his own lights, and it is wrong to describe that person as irreligious because of this erroneous interpretation. Adnan Oktar merely tells these people that “there is no indication of evolution in the Qur’an” and that “there is no scientific evidence for evolution.” But it is impossible to call those who believe otherwise irreligious on the basis of a mistaken interpretation.