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Harun Yahya has a new book…or more likely, it seems, yet another rehash of the same old stuff. This one, though, is streaming straight from Bizarro World.
Imagine yourself meeting a person who insists that white is just a lighter shade of black, for example, or claims that the clouds in the sky are simply huge bunches of cotton. He believes things that no reasonable person with normal awareness and judgment could believe. He claims it is raining even though the sun is shining; and if you take him outside and show him the evident sunlight, still he persists in his claim that rain is falling and he even declares that he’s getting wet! You would probably say that he seems to be under a spell.
This book’s title, The Dark Spell of Darwinism, comes from this very analogy. The goal of Darwinism is to get people to reject the obvious fact of Creation, which is clearly evident and assured, and to believe in the myth embodied in the theory of evolution. Darwinism, and the theory of evolution, are incredible and illogical beliefs. But over the past 150 years, countless individuals have adopted these ideas passionately, and nothing can convince them to give them up. All the scientific evidence and plain facts in the world haven’t been able to free them from this spell’s influence. Rather than indicating any lack of conceptual ability, their attachment to Darwinism shows that they are under some kind of spell.
In this book, Harun Yahya aims to rescue people from Darwinism’s influence by revealing the exact ways in which it effects its persuasions and by uncovering the efforts that Darwinists make to prevent this illusion from losing its power.
See, creationism is science and evolution is the religious myth. If only those scientists could just see the scientific evidence!
If your meter is still holding up, move on to the author’s profile.
leading Muslim intellectual from Turkey, Harun Yahya is the author
of many books concerning the world of Islam such as the relationship
of science and Islam, interfaith dialogue, and the importance of
unity among believers of all faiths. Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership
from all nations, languages and religions, and many of his books
have been translated into more than 40 languages. His works have
also been received with interest by Western scientific circles,
and some of his scientific texts have been reviewed in various scientific
journals as the most important expositions of Islamic creationism.
These journals include The New Scientist, Science, NCSE (National
Center for Science Education) Reports, and The Cladistics.
[sic—could it be Cladistics, the journal of the Willi Hennig society? Also amusing since Yahya calls cladistics a fallacy.]
“Received with interest”? Well, in the sense that if you sent them a maggoty dog’s head in the mail, it would be “received with interest.” His books have been reviewed, all right…negatively. It takes a special measure of gall to pretend that the contempt scientists have for your work is a mark of esteem.