The Errors of the National Academy of Sciences Booklet - Harun Yahya
THE ERRORS OF THE NATIONAL
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BOOKLET A Reply to the National Academy of Sciences
Booklet, Science and Creationism
1999, the National Academy of Sciences, USA, published a booklet called
Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences.
The aim of this booklet was to respond to the creation/evolution debate
by bringing together "the most important proofs" of evolution. The booklet
was regarded as a most important source by evolutionists from all over
the world. Evolutionist circles published the text free of charge on
their Internet sites.
The advertising campaign set in motion
about this booklet was such that anyone seeing it might well imagine
that it was full of evidence for the theory of evolution and had put
a definitive end to all discussion of the validity of the theory.
However, those who expected to find such evidence in it were sadly
disappointed. The booklet makes not a single mention of the Cambrian
Period, the real subject of debate as regards the theory of evolution
and which can never be accounted for in terms of the theory. Nor does
it discuss such matters as the origin of the cell or human consciousness.
Despite having been disproved time and time again by scientific findings,
evolutionists' classic claims were simply repeated in a superficial
manner, with no evidence offered to support them.
We have already responded to the Academy's
booklet several times in previous works and have shown, with scientific
evidence, that these claims are of no scientific value. Yet the need
has nevertheless arisen for the preparation of a new study intended
as a response to that booklet. With this new work, we wish to demonstrate
how it is that the members of the National Academy of Sciences, USA,
one of the world's most eminent evolutionist institutions, came to
be unable to see the most obvious truth and to distort the evidence
and knowingly support a lie, because of their fanatical devotion to
Darwinism and materialism.
Those who read this book with an objective
eye will once again see the truth in question-in other words the fact
that the theory of evolution is being supported with a blind and totally
Yet how is it that these scientists continue
to support a dogma left over from the nineteenth century with such
dogged determination, in the face of all the scientific facts?
The reason is the materialist philosophy
these scientists believe in. Materialism is a creed which maintains
that only matter exists, and is equivalent to atheism. Atheists-in
other words, those who would deny the existence of God and who reject
religion, divine books and the infinite life in the hereafter-need
a theory such as Darwinism to provide an atheistic account of the
origin of life. They realize that if Darwinism is disproved, then
they will have to accept God, and therefore also the existence of
the hereafter and the fact that the prophets spoke the truth, for
which reason they continue to put Darwinism forward with a blind fanaticism.
The mathematician and professor of astronomy
Chandra Wickramasinghe is one of those scientists who have recognized
this Darwinist fanaticism. He admits that:
From my earliest training
as a scientist, I was very strongly brainwashed to believe that science
cannot be consistent with any kind of deliberate creation. That notion
has had to be painfully shed. At the moment, I can't find any rational
argument to knock down the view which argues for conversion to God.
We used to have an open mind; now we realize that the only logical
answer to life is creation-and not accidental random shuffling.1
The evolutionist anthropologist
Dr. Michael Walker has also accepted this fact. In his words, "One
is forced to conclude that many scientists and technologists pay lip-service
to Darwinian theory only because it supposedly excludes a Creator..."2.
As will be seen throughout this book,
no matter how much the authors of the booklet Science and Creationism
bear the name of scientists, they have actually long since abandoned
not only science, but also reason and logic, and have set themselves
the aim of denying the existence of God and the fact that everything
has a creator. These people believe that a protein which has a 1 in
1040,000 chance of emerging by chance actually did so,
and that this was then followed by hundreds of thousands of no less
improbable coincidences. They imagine that mutations, which bring
living things nothing but lethal diseases such as cancer, have the
power to turn apes into human beings who think, reason, judge, decide,
follow policies, found civilizations, produce splendid works of art,
rejoice, feel sorrow, make friends, raise families, win Nobel prizes
and Oscars-into students who read hundreds of thousands of printed
pages, and into artists, scientists, politicians, architects and teachers.
They have lost their powers of reason because of the ideologies they
maintain and so blindly support.
It is for that reason that, as the Scandinavian
scientist Soren Lovtrup puts it:
I suppose that nobody
will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science
becomes addicted to a false theory. But this is what has happened
in biology: for a long time now people discuss evolutionary problems
in a peculiar "Darwinian" vocabulary-"adaptation," "selection pressure,"
"natural selection," etc.-thereby believing that they contribute to
the explanation of natural events. They do not... I believe that one
day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history
1 Chandra Wickramasinghe, Interview in London
Daily Express, August 14, 1981. 2 Dr. Michael Walker, Quadrant, October 1982, p.44 3. Soren Lovtrup, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth, New York:
Croom Helm, 1987, p.422.