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Description - Evolution by Irfan Yilmaz

The idea of evolution is neither similar to the laws of physics, nor does it have the character of being experienced by a person's heart and soul. It is simply the subject matter of belief, attained solely by observing the abundance of creatures in nature and by interpreting some of the changes in living beings. From this point, the "Hypothesis of Evolution" is just like a matter of belief -- and yet, it is also a kind of creed. Religion is the main source for the values which shape a person's life. So, too, belief in Evolution influences the lives of those who adhere to it, and it is a main cause, just like a religion, in shaping their lives. And certainly, those who believe in Evolution should have the freedom to "practise" and teach their beliefs. But it cannot be acceptable for them to attack those who believe in divine religions and do not think in the same way they do, or for them to consider their opponents to be enemies of science. The agreement between religion and science was broken by the idea of evolution's assignment of perfect structures and mechanisms that operate in the universe to mindless and unconscious random operations of natural laws, instead of assigning the creation of them to the Creator. Scientific thought became detached from religious sanctity; simultaneously, science became. a taboo which could not be challenged. This book aims to show how the theory of evolution has been abused to deny religious thought, and that the scientific evidence set forth -- to prove it actually serves the opposite.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597841184
ISBN-10: 1597841188
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 168mm x mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Tughra Books
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Irfan Yilmaz

Irfan Yilmaz is a professor of biology at Dokuz Eylut University in Turkey.