Why the Theory of Evolution?
For some people the theory of evolution or Darwinism has only scientific
connotations, with seemingly no direct implication in their daily lives.
This is, of course, a common misunderstanding. Far beyond just being an
issue within the framework of the biological sciences, the theory of evolution
constitutes the underpinning of a deceptive philosophy that has held sway
over a large number of people: Materialism.
Materialist philosophy, which accepts only the existence
of matter and presupposes man to be 'a heap of matter', asserts that he
is no more than an animal, with 'conflict' the sole rule of his existence.
Although propagated as a modern philosophy based on science, materialism
is in fact an ancient dogma with no scientific basis. Conceived in Ancient
Greece, the dogma was rediscovered by the atheistic philosophers of the
18th century. It was then implanted in the 19th century into several science
disciplines by thinkers such as Karl Marx, Charles Darwin and Sigmund
Freud. In other words science was distorted to make room for materialism.
Karl Marx made it clear that Darwin's theory provided
a solid ground for materialism and thus also for communism. He also
showed his sympathy to Darwin by dedicating Das Kapital, which is
considered as his greatest work, to him. In the German edition of
the book, he wrote: "From a devoted admirer to Charles Darwin"
The past two centuries have been a bloody arena of materialism: Ideologies
based on materialism (or competing ideologies arguing against materialism,
yet sharing its basic tenets) have brought permanent violence, war and
chaos to the world. Communism, responsible for the death of 120 million
people, is the direct outcome of materialistic philosophy. Fascism, despite
pretending to be an alternative to the materialistic world-view, accepted
the fundamental materialist concept of progress though conflict and sparked
off oppressive regimes, massacres, world wars and genocide.
Besides these two bloody ideologies, individual and social ethics have
also been corrupted by materialism.
The deceptive message of materialism, reducing man to an animal whose
existence is coincidental and with no responsibility to any being, demolished
moral pillars such as love, mercy, self-sacrifice, modesty, honesty and
justice. Having been misled by the materialists' motto "life is a struggle",
people came to see their lives as nothing more than a clash of interests
which, in turn, led to life according to the law of the jungle.
Traces of this philosophy, which has a lot to answer as regards man-made
disasters of the last two centuries, can be found in every ideology that
perceives differences among people as a 'reason for conflict'. That includes
the terrorists of the present day who claim to uphold religion, yet commit
one of the greatest sins by murdering innocent people.
The theory of evolution, or Darwinism, comes in handy at this point by
completing the jigsaw puzzle. It provides the myth that materialism is
a scientific idea. That is why, Karl Marx, the founder of communism and
dialectical materialism, wrote that Darwinism was "the basis in natural
history" for his worldview.1
that basis is rotten. Modern scientific discoveries reveal over and over
again that the popular belief associating Darwinism with science is false.
Scientific evidence refutes Darwinism comprehensively and reveals that
the origin of our existence is not evolution but creation. God has created
the universe, all living things and man.
This book has been written to make this fact known to people. Since its
first publication, originally in Turkey and then in many other countries,
millions of people have read and appreciated the book. In addition to
Turkish, it has been printed in English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Bosnian,
Arabic, Malay and Indonesian. (The text of the book is freely available
in all these languages at www.evolutiondeceit.com.)
The impact of The Evolution Deceit has been acknowledged by standard-bearers
of the opposing view. Harun Yahya was the subject of a New Scientist article
called "Burning Darwin". This leading popular Darwinist periodical noted
in its 22 April 2000 issue that Harun Yahya "is an international hero"
sharing its concern that his books "have spread everywhere in the Islamic
Science, the leading periodical of the general scientific community,
emphasized the impact and sophistication of Harun Yahya's works. The Science
article "Creationism Takes Root Where Europe, Asia Meet", dated 18 May
2001, observed that in Turkey "sophisticated books such as The Evolution
Deceit and The Dark Face of Darwinism... have become more influential
than textbooks in certain parts of the country". The reporter then goes
on to assess Harun Yahya's work, which has initiated "one of the world's
strongest anti-evolution movements outside of North America".
Although such evolutionist periodicals note the impact of The Evolution
Deceit, they do not offer any scientific replies to its arguments. The
reason is, of course, that it is simply not possible. The theory of evolution
is in complete deadlock, a fact you will discover as you read the following
chapters. The book will help you realise that Darwinism is not a scientific
theory but a pseudo-scientific dogma upheld in the name of materialist
philosophy, despite counter evidence and outright refutation.
It is our hope that The Evolution Deceit will for a long time continue
its contribution towards the refutation of materialist-Darwinist dogma
which has been misleading humanity since the 19th century. And it will
remind people of the crucial facts of our lives, such as how we came into
being and what our duties to our Creator are.