According to research by David B. Larson, of the American National Health Research Center, and his team, comparisons of devout and non-religious Americans have given very surprising results. For instance, religious people suffer 60% less heart disease than those with little or no religious belief, the suicide rate among them is 100% lower, they suffer far lower levels of high blood pressure, and this ratio is 7:1 among smokers. 1
It was reported in one study published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, an important scientific source in the world of medicine, that people who describe themselves as having no religious beliefs become ill more frequently and have shorter life spans. According to the results of the research, those with no beliefs are twice as likely to suffer stomach-intestine diseases than believers, and their mortality rate from respiratory diseases is 66% times higher than that of believers.
Secular psychologists tend to refer to similar figures as “psychological effects.” This means that belief raises peoples’ spirits, and this contributes to health. This explanation may indeed be reasonable, but a more striking conclusion emerges when the subject is examined.
Belief in Allah is much stronger than any other psychological influence. The wide-ranging research into the connection between religious belief and physical health carried out by Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical Faculty has produced surprising conclusions in this area.
Despite not being a believer himself, Dr. Benson has concluded that worship and belief in Allah have a more positive effect on human health than that observed in anything else. Benson states that he has concluded that no belief provides as much mental peace as belief in Allah. 2
What is the reason for this connection between belief and the human soul and body? The conclusion reached by the secular researcher Benson is, in his own words, that the human body and mind are regulated to believe in Allah. 3
This fact, which the world of medicine has slowly begun to appreciate, is a secret revealed in the Qur’an in these words: “… Only in the remembrance of Allah can the heart find peace.” (Surat ar-Ra'd, 28) The reason why those who believe in Allah, who pray to and trust in Him, are psychologically and physically healthier is that they behave in accordance with the purpose of their creation. Philosophies and systems which contradict human creation always lead to pain and unhappiness.
Modern medicine is now tending towards the realization of this truth. As Patrick Glynn put it: “[S]cientific research in psychology over the past twenty-five years has demonstrated that,… religious belief is one of the most consistent correlates of overall mental health and happiness.” 4
1- Patrick Glynn, God: The Evidence, The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World (California: Prima Publishing: 1997), 80-81.
2- Herbert Benson, and Mark Stark, Timeless Healing (New York: Simon & Schuster: 1996), 203.
3- Ibid., 193.
4- Glynn, God: The Evidence, The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason in a Postsecular World, 60-61.
The Fur of Polar Bears
Living and surviving at the poles is a tricky business, but animals living in these areas are equipped with special bodily systems that help them endure these difficult conditions.
Polar bears have wide paws covered with fur, and they can run quickly across the ice due to a surface under their paws which keeps a firm grip on the ground.
The eyes of these bears also display a miracle. They have an eyelid filter. This membrane-like filter acts as a sort of "natural pair of sunglasses," protecting the bears from going blind.
Getting warm is the greatest problem for creatures living in low temperatures. But this problem was also solved through a very detailed design.
Polar bears have a 10 centimeter-thick layer of fat providing them with insulation. But the real miracle is hidden in the structure of the hair which forms their fur.
This fur is formed by long hair surrounded by short hair.
The long white hairs are in fact transparent. These bears look white when the polar sunlight is reflected from these hairs.
These hair fibers work like optical tubes that trap the heat and prevent it from escaping. They absorb the warmth and channel it straight to the bears' black skin without losing any of the precious heat.
By virtue of this flawless system, polar bears are insulated against the cold. Looking at bears through an infrared camera, the massive beast shows up looking the same color as the surrounding ice. The only exception is his breath when he exhales.
This shows us that polar bears were created by God in the best possible way to adapt to their environment. This is yet further evidence of an excellent creation.
WHY IS IT WRONG TO THINK THAT EVOLUTION COULD BE CONFIRMED IN THE FUTURE?
WHEN forced into a corner, some people who support the theory of evolution resort to the claim "Even if scientific discoveries do not confirm the theory of evolution today, such developments will take place in the future."
There is no difference between the absurdity of claiming that a jet could form by chance and that a living cell could do so. The design in a living cell is many times superior to that in a jet created by the best engineers and most advanced robots, with the most developed technology, in the most modern plants.
The basic starting point here is evolutionists' admission of defeat in the scientific arena. Reading between the lines, we can translate as follows: "Yes, we defenders of the theory of evolution admit that the discoveries of modern science do not support us. For that reason, we can see no alternative but to refer the matter to the future."
Yet science does not function by such logic. A scientist does not first of all blindly devote himself to a theory, hoping that one day the evidence to prove that theory will emerge. Science examines the available evidence and draws conclusions from it. That is why scientists should accept the "design," or the fact of creation in other words, which scientific discoveries have proved.
Despite this, however, evolutionist incitement and propaganda can still influence people, especially those who are not fully conversant with the theory. For this reason, it will be useful to set out the reply in full:
We can consider the validity of the theory of evolution with three basic questions:
1. How did the first living cell emerge?
2. How can one living species turn into another?
3. Is there any evidence in the fossil record that living things underwent such a process?
A great deal of serious research has been carried out during the twentieth century into these three questions, which the theory simply has to answer. What this research has revealed, however, is that the theory of evolution cannot account for life. This will become apparent when we consider these questions one by one.
1. The question of the "first cell" is the most deadly dilemma for the proponents of evolution. Research on the subject has revealed that it is impossible to explain the emergence of the first cell by means of the concept of "chance." Fred Hoyle puts it this way:
The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way is comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.1
Let us use an example to see the contradiction evolutionists are involved in. Remember the famous example of William Paley and imagine someone who has never seen a clock in his life, someone on a desert island for instance, who one day comes across one. This person who sees a wall-clock from 100 metres away will not be able to make out exactly what it is, and may be unable to distinguish it from any natural phenomenon thrown up by the wind, sand, and Earth. Yet as that person draws closer, he will understand just by looking at it that it is the product of design. From even closer up, he will be left in absolutely no doubt. The next stage may be to examine the features of this object, and the art apparent in it. When he opens it up and has a detailed look, he will see that there is a greater accumulation of knowledge inside it than was apparent from the outside, and that is a product of intelligence. Every subsequent examination will just make that analysis even more certain.
The truth about life that emerges as science advances is in a similar situation. Scientific developments have revealed the perfection in life on the system, organ, tissue, cellular, and even molecular levels. Every new detail we grasp enables us to see the wondrous dimension of this design a little more clearly. Nineteenth-century evolutionists, who took the view that the cell was a little lump of carbon, were in the same situation as that person looking at the clock from 100 metres away. Today, however, it is impossible to find even one scientist who does not admit that each individual part of the cell is a magnificent work of art and design on its own. Even the membrane of a tiny cell, which has been described as a "selective filter," contains enormous intelligence and design. It recognizes the atoms, proteins, and molecules around it as if it possessed a consciousness of its own, and only allows into the cell those which are needed. (For further details, see Harun Yahya's Consciousness in the Cell.) Unlike the limited intelligent design in the clock, living organisms are stunning artifacts of intelligence and design. Far from proving evolution, the ever wider-ranging and detailed research that is carried out into living structures, only some of whose make-up and functions have been uncovered so far, allows us to understand the truth of creation even better.
2. Evolutionists maintain that one species can turn into another by means of mutation and natural selection. All the research carried out on the matter has shown that neither mechanism has any evolutionary effect whatsoever. Colin Patterson, the senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, stresses the fact in these words:
No one has ever produced a species by the mechanisms of natural selection. No one has ever got near it, and most of the current argument in neo-Darwinism is about this question. 2
Research into mutation shows that it has no evolutionary properties. The American geneticist B. G. Ranganathan says:
First, genuine mutations are very rare in nature. Secondly, most mutations are harmful since they are random, rather than orderly changes in the structure of genes; any random change in a highly ordered system will be for the worse, not for the better. For example, if an earthquake were to shake a highly ordered structure such as a building, there would be a random change in the framework of the building, which, in all probability, would not be an improvement.3
As we have seen, the mechanisms that the theory of evolution suggests for the formation of species are completely ineffective, and actually harmful. It has been understood that these mechanisms, which were proposed when science and technology had not yet advanced to the level necessary to show that the claim was nothing but the product of fantasy, have no developmental or evolutionary effects.
3. Fossils also show that life did not emerge as the result of any evolutionary process, but that it came about suddenly, the product of perfect "design." All the fossils that have ever been found confirm this. Niles Eldredge, the well-known paleontologist from Harvard University and curator of the American Museum of Natural History, explains that there is no possibility that any fossils that might be found in the future could change the situation:
The record jumps, and all the evidence shows that the record is real: the gaps we see reflect real events in life's history-not the artifact of a poor fossil record. 4
Another American scholar, Robert Wesson, states in his 1991 book Beyond Natural Selection, that "the gaps in the fossil record are real and phenomenal." He elaborates this claim in this way:
The gaps in the record are real, however. The absence of a record of any important branching is quite phenomenal. Species are usually static, or nearly so, for long periods, species seldom and genera never show evolution into new species or genera but replacement of one by another, and change is more or less abrupt. 5
In conclusion, some 150 years have gone by since the theory of evolution was first put forward, and all subsequent scientific developments have worked against it. The more science has examined the details of life, the more evidence for the perfection of creation has been found, and the more it has been understood that the emergence of life and its subsequent variation by chance is quite impossible. Every piece of research reveals new evidence of the design in living things, and makes the fact of creation ever clearer. Every decade that has passed since Darwin's time has just revealed the invalidity of the theory of evolution even more.
In short, scientific advances do not favour the theory of evolution. For that reason, further developments in the future will not do so either, but will demonstrate its invalidity even further.
It remains to say that the claims of evolution are not something that science has not yet solved or explained, but will be able to explain in the future. On the contrary, modern science has disproved the theory of evolution in all areas and demonstrated that it is impossible from all points of view for such an imaginary process ever to have taken place. To claim that such an untenable belief will be proven in the future is nothing but the product of the imaginative and utopian mindsets of those Marxist and materialist circles that see evolution as underpinning their ideologies. They are merely trying to console themselves in their terrible despair.
For this reason, the idea that "science will prove evolution in the future" is no different from believing that "science will one day show that the Earth rests on the back of an elephant."
1. "Hoyle on Evolution," Nature, vol. 294, November 12, 1981, p. 105
2. Colin Patterson, "Cladistics," Interview by Brian Leek, interviewer Peter Franz, March 4, 1982, BBC, (emphasis added)1
3. B. G. Ranganathan, Origins?, Pennsylvania: The Banner Of Truth Trust, 19882
4. N. Eldredge and I. Tattersall, The Myths of Human Evolution, Columbia University Press, 1982, p. 593
5. R. Wesson, Beyond Natural Selection, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1991, p. 454
Evolutionist Expressions Of Panic: “Please Find An Appropriate Way To Celebrate Evolution Weekend” - 02.02.2008 United Kingdom/New Scientist
In its 2 February, 2008, issue New Scientist magazine described the wide global impact of creationism, and stated that Harun Yahya’s Atlas of Creation has been sent out to thousands of scientists. At the same time, it also referred to the book being displayed in the central exhibit hall of Istanbul’s main train station and in other Turkish towns.
Michael Zimmerman, a professor of biology and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University, Indiana, USA, issued the following warning to evolutionists concerning the wide spread of creationist belief across the world: “The third annual Evolution Weekend is on 8 to 10 February 2008. Please find an appropriate way to celebrate.”
Preparations Have Begun To Make Islam An Official Religion in Sweden
(Above) Islam is an official religion in Swedenen, (Middle) The ambassador of Sweden to Istanbul: Islam is a European religion, (Below) Time magazine reported on the opening of Sweden's largest mosque in Stockholm. Research shows that there are more than 300,000 Muslims in Sweden, whose total population is about 10 million, and the government and people are very accepting of them. Last year, the government made a special allocation of funds to translate the Qur'an into Swedish for them and to build a big mosque where they can worship comfortably. Along with these projects, another fund has been established to support schools that provide Islamic education. In addition, there is now an initiative to make Islam an officially recognized religion.
SEQUOIA PINE CONE
Age: 144 to 65 million years
Period: Cretaceous Location: Cannonball
Formation, North Dakota, USA
Sequoias presently growing in North America can reach more than 100 meters in height; there are countless fossil specimens showing that these trees' foliage has remained the same for tens of millions of years. The fossil in the picture is around 140 million years old. These specimens once again condemn evolutionists, who cannot explain scientifically how plants first emerged and why there is such a variety of them, to a profound silence. It is clear that each species of plant which appears suddenly in the fossil record, together with its own unique features and which has survived completely unchanged for millions of years, has been created by Almighty God.
AZ-ZAHIR, (The Evident; The Outward)
He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward. He has knowledge of all things. ( Surat al-Hadid, 3)
The signs of Allah's existence, which are spread throughout the universe, are evident for all people of understanding. Grasping Allah's existence demands no more than a careful scrutiny into one's surroundings, for the universe abounds with signs of creation. From the simplest to the most complex ones, all systems reveal a network of miracles that present even more mysteries as one makes an in-depth analysis. In the Qur'an, Allah gives the following examples of these miracles:
Have they not looked at the sky above them: how We structured it and made it beautiful, and how there are no fissures in it? And Earth: how We stretched it out and cast firmly embedded mountains onto it and caused luxuriant plants of every kind to grow in it? (Surah Qaf, 6-7)
Have they not looked at the birds above them, with wings outspread and folded back? Nothing holds them up but the All-Merciful. He sees all things. ( Surat al-Mulk, 19)
Allah splits the seed and kernel. He brings forth the living from the dead, and produces the dead out of the living. That is Allah, so how are you deluded? He splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the Sun and the Moon as a means of reckoning. That is what the Almighty, the All-Knowing has ordained. He has appointed the stars for you so you might be guided by them in the darkness of the land and sea. We have made the Signs clear for people who have knowledge. ( Surat al-An‘am, 95-97)
No doubt, these are just a few examples. Elsewhere, Allah reminds His servants of His existence through many examples. One of their most telling attributes is that they ponder over everything they see and gradually comprehend Allah's existence and greatness. As we mentioned above, each detail in our universe makes us feel that we were created.
People of intelligence who recognize Allah's greatness and power surely feel an inner awe toward our Creator, Who will call each one of them to account for their deeds in the Hereafter. Therefore, they spend their lives striving to earn His good pleasure. In one verse, Allah says the following:
Those who remember Allah, standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and Earth: “Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Surah Al ‘Imran, 191)
In his interview by Suud1 TV, one of the most renowned television channels of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Adnan Oktar replied the question inquiring the effect of his books all over the world, by stating that it is Allah doing and creating everything. He said that Allah had created His servants as a means. Mr.Adnan Oktar said “when the time comes Allah reveals the books that are already determined in destiny”.
Mr.Adnan Oktar stated that Darwinism was used as an effective philosophical means to form the foundation of atheism for a long time. He declared the introduction of the actual state of the subterranean fossils to the humanity had been a giant blow on Darwinism. Mr. Adnan Oktar stated that all of the fossils excavated which are more than 100 million, had proved creation. He depicted that the skeletons of the animals which lived 300 million years ago were exactly the same with the contemporary ones.
Mr. Oktar said that the collapse of Darwinism had caused a great relief amongst the Muslims and that Islam had spread like an avalanche all through the world. He also referred to the effect of the mass distribution of his book, the Atlas of Creation, in France. Stating that atheism was widespread in France, he said that the distribution of the Atlas had caused a shocking effect on French people and that this was referred to as “ the biggest calamity in the history of France, an earthquake, a tornado and also as the biggest offensive attack ever received in France” by their own words.
Mr. Adnan Oktar, after stating that he had been subjected to various forms of oppression and coercion just after he had published his book named “Freemasonry and Judaism”, said that he had been kept in a mental hospital locked with aggressive and mentally deranged patients who have killed before for 10 months and also been imprisoned for 9 months but has never ever given up his intellectual struggle and that he would never do so.
Mr. Adnan Oktar stated that his sole aim is to gain the approval of Allah and he had concluded his interview with the following message he had sent to all the Muslims in the Arabian countries: “I want Muslims to love and be brothers to one another, with no discrimination between sects, or whether someone happens to be a Hanafi, Sunni, Shafii, or whatever. We believe in the same Allah, in the same prophet and face the same direction in prayer. We love the same prophets and the same angels, and our everything is more or less the same, so building walls and even enmity between us on the basis of minor details merely serves the interests of Shaytan. There must be no such thing. We are all, inshaAllah, sincere Muslims, genuine brothers. And, inshaAllah, we will all be together in the hereafter. There is an auspicious side of such divisions as well. I believe it is totally wrong to make an issue out of them.”
On this site we shall examine Freemasonry, the main architect of the world system based on materialist philosophy, but which keeps that true identity concealed. Furthermore, the real philosophy of Freemasonry will be revealed. The anti-religious materialist philosophy that Masons seek to conceal by means of such positive concepts as "human love" and "the path of reason and science" will be unveiled and its true origins concentrated upon.
The subject of this book is the “cell.” Most people would say that this topic belongs to the realm of biology or chemistry, reasoning that any treatise about the cell could only be a biology or a chemistry textbook. However, the book you hold in your hands is no textbook. Its aim is neither to increase your scientific knowledge, nor teach you biology in detail, because by itself, increased biological knowledge is of no benefit. This book’s purpose is to aid in your reflection. The dry facts numb the brain because this method stops one from asking questions that need to be asked. This book analyzes some of the technical details about the cell but at the same time, asks the necessary questions and searches for the wisdom behind the events that are usually so dryly described. Bringing out the facts that evolutionist scientists try to cover up, it reveals the miracle in the cell. It reveals that the intelligence displayed by the cell did not come about by itself. Like all beings, the cell carries out the duties given it by God, and the intelligence it displays is the intelligence of God.
WHAT DARWINISTS NEVER REALIZE
1-Darwinists never realize that there are around 5.6 liters of blood in our bodies, that these 5.6 liters course around our bodies three times every minute and travel around 19,000 kilometers every day.
2-Darwinists never realize that the muscle that enables our eyes to blink is the fastest in the body, that it enables us to open and close our eyes five times a second, thanks to which we blink an average of 15,000 times a day.
3-Darwinists never realize that 5 liters of blood have to travel through the veins that extend to every part of a body of average weight, that if part of this is taken away, 1 liter for instance, it will be more difficult to move the remaining blood, and that if the blood does not fill the veins the fine blood vessels will stick together, blood will cease to flow and the cells will rapidly begin to die, and that cells can only remain without oxygen for one or two minutes.
4-Darwinists never realize that one letter being wrongly coded in any one of the rungs in DNA, in the 348,632nd for example, could lead to the most terrible consequences, and that it is therefore impossible to account for this coding in terms of coincidence.
5-Darwinists never realize even if we assume that there is an environment in which all the necessary nucleotides are present and that all the complex molecules and connecting enzymes needed for these to bond to one another are ready, the odds of these nucleotides combining in the desired order is 1 in 10600.
6-Darwinists never realize that the highly complex process known as photosynthesis cannot have come into being by chance, that it cannot have been subsequently learned by a cell, and that the first living plant cells on Earth were specially designed in order to make photosynthesis, in other words, that Almighty Allah has created plants together with the ability to perform photosynthesis.
7-Darwinists never realize that it is impossible for a single one of the 200,000 genes that make up DNA to form by chance, let alone the whole DNA molecule with its millions of rungs, and that this has been proven by science.
8-Darwinists never realize that if we compare the contents of the cell to energy producing stations, factories that produce the enzymes and hormones essential for life, a data bank in which is recorded all the data regarding the products to be manufactured, complex transportation systems and pipelines for carrying raw materials and products from one region to another, and a highly developed laboratory to break the raw materials arriving from the outside down into useful components, the cell appears as a marvel of creation too perfect to leave any room for coincidences.
9-Darwinists never realize how despite spending all its life in water, the water spider cannot use the air in the water and rises to the surface and suddenly dives back down again to make use of the air bubbles suspended from its feet and various parts on its body to survive.
10-Darwinists never realize that all frogs have large eyes and eyelids, and that most have a special membrane to lubricate and clean their eyes, and that their eyes are sensitive to blue light, making it easy for them to detect water from dry land, and that it is impossible for these things to have come about by chance.