Kenyan paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, who unearthed evidence that helped prove humankind evolved in Africa, died Sunday at age 77https://t.co/CdoNkyPHqq
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Suggested additional reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, to fully appreciate the impact of theory of evolution on our understanding of religion and our metaphysics
Genuine attempts to understand the historical Adam has not only fundamental bearing on the Christian theology and Original Sin, but it has major implications on how to read and understand the holy Quran, in this age of information, as Adam is described as the first man in the Quran in at least seven places. Who is this first man, is he literally a person or is this a metaphorical concept?
on that the renowned Christian apologist, William Lane Craig, is trying to answer in his recent book, In Quest of the Historical Adam: A Biblical and Scientific Exploration. I had brought to world’s attention, in an article that was published in the Muslim Sunrise in summer 2008: Charles Darwin: An Epiphany for the Muslims, A Catastrophe for the Christians.
The implications are huge on all three Abrahamic faiths.
In that spirit I am presenting this collection of articles.
Before we go any further, let me suggest to the open minded readers, to read on and in the words of Sir Francis Bacon, “Read not to contradict … but to weigh and consider.”
Let us start with the book of Genesis from the Old Testament:
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. (Genesis 2:20-25)