Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
The apparent conflict between religion and science is often due to the desire of theists to uphold the details of Genesis and dogmas of ‘Original Sin’ and divinity of Jesus Christ. If the theists swap their Bible for the Quran, these controversies will disappear in thin air.
The part of theory of Evolution, that all life forms are coming from a common ancestry is an established fact and it is no longer tenable to continue to hold onto the dogmas of Christianity and rationality at the same time!
Also see my other articles on Christianity, I have a collection with more than 100 articles, especially review the book or my introduction of the book by Mirza Tahir Ahmad, ‘Christianity a Journey from Fact to Fiction.’
Charles Darwin did three very separate things. There are three different aspects of his works that spanned over several decades of his life from 1809-1882. As we talk about him it is very important to focus on his three works separately.
His main achievement was that he convinced the scientific world that evolution had occurred and the different animals are closely related to each other and to their distant cousins the plants. This article, Molecular Biology: A Checkmate to Creationism, pertains to this aspect of his work.
The Second work of Darwin was that he proposed how evolution happened. He proposed that “natural selection” was the main mechanism behind evolution over billions of years. However, there may be additional mechanisms at play such as intracellular or genetic mechanisms.
Thirdly, Darwin or at least the neo-Darwinists suggest absence of any living will that controlled the evolutionary processes and their outcome. It is suggested that it is a totally blind process determined by chance alone and survival of the fittest.
This article covers the first aspect of Darwin’s work where we completely agree with him. Molecular biology is the best proof to establish common ancestry of all the 30 million life forms on this planet. Establishing evolution strikes a fatal blow to the dogmas of Original Sin and Atonement of Christianity. This is precisely the reason why in this day and age of information, 45% of USA population, continues to believe in young earth or creationism, to maintain their belief in dogmas of Christianity.
To review the whole article go to the link: Molecular biology checkmate_to creationism