Intelligent Design: A Blind Alley

IslamOnline.net just ran my article “Intelligent Design: A Blind Alley,” which asks Muslims to reconsider widepread Islamic sympathy toward creationism and intelligent design.

Mind you, it’s a bit of a fruitless task. My article appears as one in a series on the debate among Muslims concerning creation and evolution, and the creationist contributions are more numerous and more popular. Notably, it’s hard to get believing Muslims to contribute the pro-evolution material.

Oh, and take a look at the comments at the end of my article. Gives you an idea about what those of us speaking up for science in the Muslim world are up against.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16624603521338516156 DFB

    Holy Hubris, Batman! Those comments are depressing.

    “As far as I have my Quran I would never consult u about the history of life on earth.”

    Just wow.

    Anyway, nice try. I liked the article but don’t you just feel like a little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12244370945682162312 NAL

    The commenters claim opposition to evolution. But when their children get sick, it is modern medicine, whose foundation is based on evolution, that they will turn to.


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