Creationism emerges in the Islamic World (USA- The New York Times - 3 November 2009)

The New York Times, which is one of the largest dailies in the US, published in the New York City and has a circulation of over 1 million published an article named “Creationism, Minus a Young Earth, Emerges in the Islamic World” on November 3, 2009. The article talked about Mr. Adnan Oktar’s Atlas of Creation and the global impact of his anti-Darwinist activities. In the article in question, it is emphasized that the number of people who do not believe in Darwinism increased and the theory of evolution is questioned more among the students:

CREATIONISM IS GROWING IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, FROM TURKEY TO PAKISTAN TO INDONESIA, international academics said last month as they gathered here to discuss the topic… MORE AND MORE SEEM TO BE JOINING THE RANKS OF THE …old-Earth CREATIONISTS. They  quarrel with…biologists, insisting that life is the creation of God, not the happenstance consequence of random occurrences.

The situation in Turkey is different and changed only in the past couple of decades… Harun Yahya, a TURKISH CREATIONIST OF THE OLD-EARTH VARIETY, HAS GAINED PROMINENCE IN TURKEY AND ELSEWHERE. A quarter of a world away, most of the biology teachers in Indonesia USE MR. YAHYA’S CREATIONIST BOOKS in their classrooms, the McGill researchers found…

There is some indication that in the West… Islamic creationism may be stronger. For example, high school students at Islamic schools in and near Toronto were far more doubting of evolution than students in Indonesia or Pakistan, the McGill researchers found...

2009-11-05 13:52:02

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