ARE NOT THE WORK OF CHANCE
IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO SAY, ''IT HAPPENED BY CHANCE''
A cross section of a tulip
A cross section from a sponge from the Cayman
Just think about the things you see from the moment you wake up in the
morning: the pillow under your head, the blanket over you, the alarm clock
that woke you up, the slippers you search for as soon as you get out of
bed, the window you open to get some fresh air, the clothes hanging in
your closet, the mirror you look into every morning, the knife and fork
you use for breakfast, the umbrella you take with you when you leave the
house, the elevator you get into, the key that opens your car door, the
traffic lights along the way, the billboards, the pen, paper and other
things on your desk at work...
Spend some time to consider, and it will no doubt occur to you that each
of these things was designed for a special purpose. No one would say that
it was a matter of chance that everything was where it should be when
you arose up in the morning. For example, who would claim that merely
by chance, your house key was cut exactly to fit the door? Or that it
ended up in your pocket by chance, in the first place? No one would claim
that the billboards along the road were put there by chance, or that the
meanings they intend came about by randomly painted symbols.
By the same token, no one would deny that a staple-nothing other than
a specially shaped piece of wire on your desk-was bent and placed in its
dispenser in order to hold papers together. Each staple's metal alloy,
size, shape, and intended function show the evidence of deliberate design.
It was planned specifically to accommodate your needs; and there's a particular
reason why staples are so often found in any office setting.
What about the people you see walking along the street? Or the trees
you pass by, the dog that runs out in front of you, the pigeons that build
their nests in the eaves of your house, the flowers on your table, the
sky above you? Could their existence be by chance, do you think?
It would be nonsense to even consider this possibility! Everything surrounding
you, animate and inanimate alike, is too wonderful and complex to be compared
with man-made items or ever to be ascribed to the operations of chance.
Each is an example of a conscious creation, requiring consummate intelligence
and skill. Everyone who finds it illogical to think that even a single
staple came about by the proper bending of a wire by chance, will see
that it is even more impossible that human beings, cats, birds, trees
and the entire universe emerged by chance.
(Left) a cross section of a stalactite, (Middle)
arain drop on a lupine leaf,
(Right) a starfish
But today, there are people who cannot see this clear reality. Or rather
they see it, but pretend not to. They claim that trees, birds, clouds,
houses, cars, you yourself, others around you-in short, everything in
the universe, animate and inanimate, is all the work of blind chance.
These people, known as Materialist-Darwinists, maintain the contradictory
idea that chance occurrences can display supreme intelligence; and that
the sum total of millions of chance events, occurring in sequence, can
show creative power. According to Materialist-Darwinists, chance events
have greater intelligence than every person in the world-no matter how
many people have come and gone. They claim that a genius called "chance"
has shaped everyone's brain, cognitive ability, judgment, memory, and
countless other human characteristics for hundreds of thousands of years.
A cross section of a piece of coral
According to Materialist-Darwinists, time is the only thing that this
brilliant genius needs to bring about such extraordinary events. Their
warped logic claims that, if given time, chance can transform a mass of
inert, unconscious atoms into, for example, a fig, olive, strawberry,
orange, peach, tomato, pomegranate, melon, banana, violet, tulip, orchid,
or rose; into ants, butterflies, peacocks, horses, giraffes, and human
beings, or any of a million other things you may not think of. Moreover,
it claims that chance can bring into existence every star, the sun, and
all planets in their orbits. According to Darwinism, all students, doctors,
architects, businessmen, engineers, and scientists came into being over
the course of time by chance, working patiently with the help of a few
minerals, a bit of water, and sunlight. Interestingly, the deity of chance
at the basis of this false idea is, at the same time, used by Materialist-Darwinists
in their books, conferences and heated discussions to explain their own
chance existence. This is the essence of the theory of evolution and the
materialist philosophy, which some evolutionist-materialist scientists
describe by using Latin words in a difficult, deliberately obscurantist
In this book, we'll examine the irrationality of those who have entered
the blind alley of chance, ignoring the wondrous design that surrounds
them as well as the proofs of creation, and denying the evident existence
of God Who created them and the universe they live in.
Before starting our discussion, though, it's useful to point out that
Materialist-Darwinists' self-contradictory position arises from a conceptual
deficiency that has been common throughout history. In the past, pagans
and godless societies carved totems and statues of gods with their own
hands, ignorantly believing that images of stone and clay had creative
power. God speaks of these people in the Qur'an (25: 2-3):
He to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth
belongs. He does not have a son and He has no partner in the Kingdom.
He created everything and determined it most exactly. But they have adopted
gods apart from Him which do not create anything but are themselves created.
They have no power to harm or help themselves. They have no power over
death or life or resurrection.