Allah has created man. He has taught him plain speech. (Al Quran 55:3-4)
Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your tongues and colors. In that surely are Signs for those who possess knowledge. (Al Quran 30:23)
Forty-five percent of Americans believe that ‘God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.’ Forty percent believe that ‘man developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life but God guided the process.’ Ten percent believe that God had no part in the process.
Molecular Biologists have shown enough evidence for evolution in animal and plant kingdom. They have clearly demonstrated numerous examples of shared genes and proteins, even the defective ones among similar animals. But is the evolution completely ‘Blind and Random’ or possibly ‘Guided’ in some sense? That seems to be the fundamental question. What is the evidence for ‘Guided Evolution?’ Different authors have pursued different scientific and metaphysical arguments to make a case for ‘Guided’ or ‘Theistic Evolution.’ In this article it is proposed that study of origin of languages may be a fertile area to make a case for ‘Guided Evolution.’ In the above mentioned verse, Allah has declared investigation into the science of languages—as a possible basis for recognition of God. When a case is made for ‘Guided Evolution,’ from the study of languages, one is invoking some form of revelation from an Omniscient God in the development of languages.
Read further in a Microsoft Word file: Languages and guided evolution