| Reader's Comments on the Works
of Harun Yahya
Harun Yahya's more than 190 works are in great demand all over the world
as well as in Turkey. The explicit and lucid style of the books, the
striking pictures supporting the texts, and the proper usage of Qur'anic
verses create an increasing appeal for Harun Yahya's books. This interest
has grown rapidly in 2000-2001 with the translation of the books into
different languages. Today, many people can find the well-known book
by Harun Yahya, - which is even highly appreciated by evolutionists
- in their own language. Works by Harun Yahya are presented to for readers'
consideration through libraries and bookshops in different countries
of the world, and are also available on the Internet. Everyone who browses
the www.harunyahya.org homepage can take advantage of this service.
This site, which is available in English, French, German, Indonesian
and Serbo-Croat, welcomes hundreds of visitors every day. All readers
can follow Harun Yahya's works and articles in their own languages from
these sites, all of which are available on-line.
Reactions to the books and articles translated into many languages,
and particularly English, reach the author through letters and e-mails.
In these, readers express their sincere feelings about Harun Yahya's
works. Writing from many different countries, not just the United States
and the United Kingdom, but from places such as Kenya, Nigeria, Brunei,
Mauritius, Brasil, Greece, Egypt, and Pakistan, readers pay great compliments
to the author and express the impact the works had both on them and
on their circles.
Dozens of letters from all around the world are a clear indication
of the love and appreciation felt for Harun Yahya. This love also gives
us the glad tidings of how rapidly interest in and sympathy for the
religion of Islam is growing.
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Davne Vis, Student Chemie, University Brussel, Belguim
I enjoyed reading through these Science books. I have always been curious as to why evolution is taken as "fact" when there are so many gaps, yet the same people will trash Islamic intelligent design or Christian creation theories by scoffing at the "god in the gaps" approach. Seems a bit hypocritical. These books shows just how hypocritical it really is to claim this.
I liked the science and the logical process by which the author dissects the holes and gaps in the evolution theory, by exposing the complete lack of foundation for any proof of how the infinitely complex life was formed. I won't bore you with all the technical details, as you can read the books and get those, but the basic premise is that the theories, which supposedly address this problem within the theory of evolution, are pathetically weak. The book illuminates this weakness clearly.
The second half of the book was more philosophical. Several sound philosophical arguments are postulated, and the result is that when coming to the end of the book, one is left with the unavoidable feeling that the supposed scientists who espouse the evolution philosophy are merely emotionally protecting a worldview, not postulating any facts. ...
A decent book overall, worth wading through the technical depictions for an excellent conclusion.
Student Chemie, University Brussel
The insistence that these chemical complexes are literally 'molecular machines', as opposed to being analogous to machines in some respects, is a rather shoddy language game anyway. It's like saying the old term 'iron horse' for a train locomotive means it's literally a 'horse made of iron'. Or, since the 'molecular machine' analogy actually runs the other way, it's more like saying a horse is (literally) a 'flesh locomotive'. Much of what we know about horses gets lost in the translation, but for someone who knows about locomotives, but not about horses, it might sound quite sensible.
Of course, the intention behind literalizing the machine analogy is to invite the reader to think in terms of design, since all the machines we know of are products of design. The reviewer goes a long way in this vein with his pointless speculation on the question, "What is a machine?'
Kim Rosenberg, Student Science Philosphy, University Brussel, Belguim
Overall, I'm a skeptic, and I'm not convinced otherwise by Haruns books. However, I can't deny that they are well written books. They are certainly better books than most Creationist works.
He at least tries to cover most of the known criticisms of ID. For example, the most common counter argument to the concept that "irreducibly complex" systems arise when parts that exist for some other reason get put into service in a new system that then seems "irreducibly complex". Harun claims that at least of the "irreducibly complex" systems that he discusses, the individual parts are in fact harmful if the other pieces aren't there. So he claims that prevents them from evolving for other reasons and then becoming part of an irreducibly complex system.
As basically a lay person, I can't really honestly either defend or refute Harun Yahya. All I can say is that I have read his work, and a number of critiques of his work on our University on Brussel, and in my mind the critiques are stronger. If, as Harun Yahya is willing to admit and his alliance student organization RSF on our University, the evidence for macroscopic evolution is "compelling", it only seems reasonable that probably it will eventually be compelling at the microscopic level. The theory that God created an ameoba and let everything evolve from there seems rather incredulous to me..
Anton Geul, Student Biochemistry, University Brussel, Belguim
I don't really think the harshly negative reviewers on webpages of some secular Turkish,Dutch or Belguim student organization get the point, nor are they being fair. Biochemistry is my undergraduate major, and I am working as a research geneticist team for a few months now. From that point of view, I don't think Andar's arguments are inherently flawed or bad science.
As Andar Octar points out, there is a disconnect in evolution's explanation of microscale processes (e.g. biochemical: protein-protein interactions) compared with macroscale processes (e.g., functional gene mutations such as commonly seen in bacteria). It is difficult to see how mostly benign chemicals, that react primarily with respect to strong or electromagnetic forces, necessarily combine in self-advantageous (or self-disadvantageous), reproducible ways under a competitive survival paradigm.
Einstein and his group pointed out that gravity does not work on the chemical level (i.e. microscale). Harun Yahya merely points out the same thing with respect to evolution in biomolecules. My only complaint was that Harun Yahya inferred the intelligent design aspect too soon in all his books. I would have liked more examples of biological irreducible complexity since I'm not sure that's the winning argument. That is, if you take away one piece, or that the mousetrap is made of paper, perhaps it functioned some other way than as a mousetrap. I thought the ATP synthesis of the eye was a nice example, but I found myself wanting more.
I thought the killer point Harun Yahya made, that I agree with, is the intolerant intellectual atmosphere so pervasive in many areas of science, particularly biology. I believe this has a large a priori effect on the approaches taken in research, or on reporting findings. This intolerant culture might come from the vehement attacks by Christian creationists on the other side, which may in turn tend to galvanize the molecular biology community. Who knows? I do, however, believe scientists are too quick to discredit, or label as a creationist or idiot, anyone who challenges the evolution dogma on any scale.
Scientists give up too quickly if they think evolution is the sine qua non on every level. The little changes to big changes cliche is tired and needs more.
Harun Yahya points out, pretty simply I might add, that it is no sillier to say that God fills the gaps than to say evolution fills the gaps. Let's face it, evolution simply cannot explain microscale biochemical processes. Perhaps something else does, but evolution doesn't.
David, Student Law, University Brussel, Belguim
I read quite a bit about Physics because it seems like one of the most living sciences, where new things are happening now and there are clear limits to knowledge and things still to be done.
These books, essays made me reconsider, at least for a moment, the status of the 'all-sewn-up' field of evolution. I was all prepared for a lot of creationist mumbo-jumbo, but instead found some very compelling arguments against evolution, but not against science itself.
These books made it clear to me that there is still more to discover. Irreducible complexity, chaos, self organizing systems, there's more to it than we learned in hight school.
This book will make the most staunch evolutionist THINK, and that's great.
Samira Tahraan, Student Biochemistry, University Brussel, Belguim
Darwin said of his theory, "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down."
Naturally then, Harun Yahya tries to demonstrate that many complex organisms, and functions, could not have "evolved" as the Darwin proposes. He explains the "irreducible complexity" of several systems. Whether showing the complexity of the vision process, the clotting of blood, swimming cells, or other functions, Harun Yahya shows it is unlikely for the processes or functions to have naturally progressed from less complex systems. In addition Harun reveals that attempts by such systems would actually hinder it's function.
Harun Yahya dedicates a good portion of some of his books to the intricate details of the biological functions he demonstrates. While these details can be dry and text-book quality at times, they are necessary to show that he is attempting to take a scientific approach to logically show his points. If you can trudge through the first half of the science, the second is well worth it.
Because neither creationists or evolutionists can prove beyond doubt that their position is true, both require a certain amount of faith. Using Darwin's self-proclaimed weakness, Harun Yahya throws a huge monkey wrench into the gears of the evolutionists faith.
But ask your self Why is there something rather than nothing?. Ma Salaam..
Klaas de Wit, Student Biochemistry, University Brussel, Belguim
Harun Yahya presents one of the most compelling arguments yet concerning the presence of GOD. Of course many of my atheist student friends whom have written many reviews of these books on their student and Faculty websites will not be able to dispute Haruns arguments, in fact Harun is following the true use of the Scientific Method and that is disproving the Hypothesis of EVOLUTION. Evolution has been coined a theory however it is meerly a hypothesis, having not a shred of hard evidence to support its case.
Harun presents multiple cases of where Evolution fails to extend and cannot be supported. It is OBVIOUS that this debate is one which extends past the REALM of Science and into that of Political Correctness within the Secular World here in the West. However when the evidence DISPROVING Evolution is so clear as by Harun Yahya then if you chose to reject the Creator.
Science is the Search for Truth. Man's quest has been to find God. The greatest Scientist postulated theories in search of God in the past and searched for the balance of his life for the Unified Field Theory and a physical proof of God. Harun provides a shield for young intellectual Islamic,Jewish and Christians that will be attacked by the Darwin University Mob which believe themselves the superior to God. Harun has the courage to dispell the fallacy of Evolution. Although the Scopes Trial presented Creation Science with a Black Eye, it is not the first time in History that Mans search for God has caused pain on Earth.
My hat goes off to Andar Octar and his intellect as well as providing a sound intellectual argument debunking EVOLUTION. I can tell by earlier reviews written by the EVOLUTIONIST crowd that he has striken a NERVE (evolved or designed !) here in our University.
Stefan heidenen, Student Medical Assistent, University Brussel, Belguim
Harun Yahya spell out what should be obvious but for some reason the subject of intelligent design has been the topic of vigorous scientific debate. No one in their right mind thinks that an intricate and complicated machine comes into being without the benefit of a designer yet today's graduates of modern thought are led to believe that a living cell is an exception to this rule. We are told by biologists that life follows the same chemical and mechanical laws of nature on one hand and on the other we are supposed to believe that life has chosen not to obey the most basic laws which we use to design machines and program computers. DNA contains information which gives specific instructions from which to build and regulate the machinery of the cell and the the associated organism. The attempt lately has been to make this all seem like a rather simple process that simply follows common natural laws. Harun Yahya shows the cell for what it is -- a complicated machine with various machine compononts. And that is just the cell! Furthermore Harun Yahya delves into "simple" bacteria and shows that it is way too intricate to simply pass it off as random chemical reactions that were supposedly ordered by natural selection. The prospect of life evolving or coming into being without the aid of an intelligent designer becomes simply absurd.
And yes, I have read Richard Dawkins and followed this debate closely. The conclusion I have come to is simply that people must be afraid of discovering an intelligent source behind the intelligent result which is now evident. Leave your logic behind and be an atheist. Put away your programed mind set and you may find the obvious in this well written work.
Micheal geluk, Student Biology, University Brussel, Belgie
Excellent books that challenges the merits of Darwinism. Most of the negative reviews from our humanistic Belguim or Islamic fellow students organizations seem to object to Harun's theology, not his science. Even some of Harun's critics have admitted that he makes a good arguement. I hope Harun Yahyyha writes some more books on these topics, because his insight is refreshing......
Gijs Vergaar, Student on the Department of Biology, Brussel University, Belguim
The only reason why ID is hard to accept is because of one simple philosophical rule held by the scientific community:
"Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic. Of course the scientist, as an individual, is free to embrace a reality that transcends naturalism."
HARUN YAHYA YOUR ARE A HERO!
Marcus Blaise, Student Philosphy, University Brussel, Belguim
Ever since 1859 when Charles Darwin wrote his "Origin of Species," there has been a growing desire to move away from "In the Beginning God created," (Genesis 1:10) toward the idea that everything came about through natural processes. This pressure brought with it the need to deny the idea that anything in nature had been designed. This, because to do so would imply a designer. However this idea is now being challenged by Harun Yahya.
Tamara Wijnna, student History, University Brussel, Belguim
Never shy of controversy, Mr Harun Yahya writes from a generally conservative position; he insists on the importance of moral values, celebrates the historical contributions of Christopher Columbus, and twits the academic practitioners of political correctness. Whether accepting of those views or not, even the most casual reader will find much that is new or little-explored in this attractive venture into cultural history.His books will surely survive to provoke and delight readers of the 21st century, and cause even the readers of the 22nd to wonder at his anticipations of them.
Erik de Haan, Student History , University Brussel, Belguim
Harun Yahya sets out an intellectual history of Western Civilization from the Renaissance to the victory of consumer culture. If everyone read with intent his Political and Historical masterpieces, the Western would cease and a new, virtuous and productive future would begin. Left to the reader to distinguish moral value on the West's history, Harun's most eloquently and thoroughly weaves an epic of man's struggle to be FREE. He favors the French unmistakably,Freemasonic and Matrialism but everything he says is both truthful and the source of vast inspiration.
Celine de jong, Student Dutch, University Brussel, Belguim
Harun Yahay's books are a great presentation of complex systems. I have never really thought about the mechanics of the miraculous complex systems which he talks about. He dives deep into the mechanics of systems such as the eye, the immune system and blood coagulation. These are things we all take for granted but Harun Yahya explains the preciseness of each system. These books are a wealth of information and are not overly technical. He uses analogies from time to time which enlighten his points.
Patricia Fleurin, Student Chemie, University Brussel, Belguim
Well, my thoughts are that these simply where a wonderful and enlightening books to read. Mr. Andar Octar systematically illustrates the main Darwinian dilemas well. The questions he pointed out are for the most part unproveable in nature. I must point out that science unto itself allows for the unseeable(spiritual). It is not entirely an unphysical discipline. Anyone heard of microwaves before? You sure can't hear them but I would be hard-pressed to not find a single illustration in a science textbook. Ultimately a man naturally thinks about unseeable things. This philosophy is neither good nor bad, it is a planted seed within human nature. Of course it is entirely possible for there to be an unforseeable God. Trying to prove that a God doesn't exist before actually finding proof that one does is basically practicing mental genocide on all those tiny and well-manufactured brain cells. From an authorian point of view, this work seemed well written and researched.
I praise Harun Yahya as he must have spent many years compiling most of the data while collaborating with many other scientists looking for intricate debates, points of interest and other interesting yet highly debatable ideas. Clearly this is a work in progress from a subjective point of view. However, Harun Yahya cleverly designs the book ending so as to interject a bit of doubt that we as humans will ever find out the truth. The truth is out there... Harun writes on this subject so well that we all must be scratching our heads and speculating that maybe there is life out there after all, albiet it must be a superlative and intelligent life.
These are books that begs the questions that has been on peoples minds since the beginning of time. "What is the truth?" Andar Octar wants to find out. Reading up more on this subject only makes a person more interested in finding out more on this subject. The issues set before us in this book are not new, nor is atheism, theism, polytheism, agnosticism, etc... The views made by Harun Yahya are views based subjectively of skepticism, bravery, truthfulness and just plain logic.
Debating the subjects of Evolutionism and Creationism is not the point forecefully infered here by Harun Yahya. It is the question of how faith and religion tie into the social framework of our social planet. Many ask the questions but most look in different places. On this topic however, it stands to reason that there are some pretty intriguing questions yet to be answered.
Josť Haroot, Student Philosphy, University Brussel, Belguim
I highly recommend these titles. Even if you don't agree with its conclusions, it is certain to give you pause (if it does not, you are a mindless dolt that believes all that is force-shoveled into your brain for years by the Humanistic education system). It does quite well at explaining complex systems and poses some interesting questions about their origin.
Martine Davidson, Student Chemie, University Brussel, Belguim
Harun Yahya does a wonderful job in exposing the flaws of evolutionary thinking.
As students and the public, we are only shown the BIG picture of evolution in Belguim. We see illustrations of ape-like creatures evolving into man, or we are shown pictures of creatures connected to others in an evolutionary chain.
But outside appearance makes it easy to ignore the picture under the microscope.
Harun Yahya presents us with several systems animals use for survival, including blood clotting and thew immune system (Great Book!), that COULD NOT have evolved gradually. Without them, animals could not survive. Only by having them fully formed from the begining could they do any good.
Miryam Setra, Student Biology, Tunisia
Salam Alykum brothers/sisters, Before you get the ball rolling there in a RED ALERT. If you are in love with your present Matrialistic or religion dogmas, if the darkness of conjecture is dearer to you than the light of the truth, if you feel safe in the cocoon of preconceived notions and rethinking is likely to disrupt this cocoon, PLEASE STOP HERE. Read something else. Watch TV. Eat a hamburger or go out for a walk. On the other hand, if you wish to let the stark reality gaze at you, PLEASE READ ON THIS WEBSITE and draw your own conclusions.
Ronald de Laan, Student History, University Brussel, Belguim
It is a little-known fact that for thousands of years secret societies and occult groups - guardians of ancient esoteric wisdom - have exercised a strong and often very crucial influence on the destiny of mankind such as the notorious Freemasons. The author Sir Andar Octar explores these connections, tracing occult influences in politics and statecraft from the time of ancient Egypt to the present. He sheds light on these influences in Western, Arabic corrupt governments and in the lives of many well-known Thinkers.These books are not conventional naÔve school textbooks and are hightly well written.
Deborha, Student Chemie, University Brussel, Belguim
These fascinating volumes will open a world of science to religious believers, and it will cause skeptics to rethink some of their deepest beliefs.(Such as I.)
Mr Harun Yahya extends the approach taken by reviewing biological phenomena whose intricate complexity hints at "wisdom within wisdom" in the design of the universe. "If we could see within as easily as we see without, every aspect of existence would be an unfolding encounter with awe; almost a religious experience even for a secular spectator," he quotes. Although Harun Yahya can claim no special expertise in cell biology or neuroscience, his enthusiasm and sense of wonder are personally engaging, and his metaphysical speculations reflect a wry humility that cannot be taken for granted in this genre. Harun Yahya writes in two moods, sometimes discerning the transcendent unity of the divine wisdom with unequivocal clarity, sometimes tracing the pattern only faintly and accentuating the continuing hiddenness of God. Although he expresses obvious impatience with orthodox Darwinism and the "materialist superstition" That he call of hard-core reductionists like Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker, he is gracious toward religious skeptics and often I think addresses them as his primary audience. While many in the scientific community have been openly distrustful of the "intelligent design" movement and suspicious of its (generally Islamic and Christian) religious associations, Harun's professional stature and his intellectuel approach to the Koran may help him connect with a wider readership than he might ever thought.