Friday, September 02, 2005

Man Is Created With Highly Complex Brain.

Quran: 2:31 And He taught adam the nature of all things; then He placed them before the angels, and said: "Tell me the nature of these if ye are right."
وَعَلَّمَ آدَمَ الأَسْمَاء كُلَّهَا ثُمَّ عَرَضَهُمْ عَلَى الْمَلاَئِكَةِ فَقَالَ أَنبِئُونِي بِأَسْمَاء هَـؤُلاء إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ
According to the Bible Adam our father was in earth in less than 6000 years. The hominids (caveman, apes) before humans dramatically lack the complex brain of humans and the advanced language. The DNA of the human brain in a study by Lahn suggested to be evolved from monkeys but it assumed a lot of mutations in a lot of genes for this to happen. Senior author Bruce Lahn of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and his colleagues reported their data in a research article published in the December 29, 2004, issue of the journal Cell.
Did God made all of these mutations or humans are just new creation. According to the above verse in Quran Adam was created with advanced brain that enabled him to learn. In one verse in Quran "we created you in stages". Some Muslims scholars thought this may mean evolution but is likely the in utero stages of human embryo. There is no verse in Quran to unequivocally denies the evolution theory. The fossil findings of hominids of possible use of tools, burial of dead and possible faith in afterlife are not strong evidences of evolution rather hominids like all creation have a way of knowing God and praising him. According to the verse 17:44 in the Quran everything celebrate his praise.
17:44 The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear, Most Forgiving!
تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدَهِ وَلَـكِن لاَّ تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا
We should continue to explore the theory of evolution. According to one interest of religions he can go back and see if this hold accordance with religion or not. I am open-minded to the theory of evolution with two points in my mind. First if it is true it does not deny the possiblity that God created things through evolution. The second point is when the creator is the same a lot of similarities will be found in creation. It is like seeing GM cars if a lot of different models or years look alike they do not suggest natural selection or evolution rather the creator GM is the same car maker.