Evolution Discussion Continued

My previous posts on the topic are here, here and here. Aziz Poonawalla has now posted his own viewpoint on the topic. In broad details, we agree. Aziz also points to an article on Evolution and the Quran at Talk Origins Archive. There are also some links to the Quranic verses related to creation in… Continue reading Evolution Discussion Continued

Evolution: Another Viewpoint

Following up on my critique of Muslims not accepting evolution and after finding out that Harun Yahya, one of the opponents of evolutionary theory, is not a scientist, I discovered a lecture by a Saudi geologist (specializing in micropalaeontology) Dr Zaghloul Al-Najjar that he gave at the University of New South Wales Islamic Society. He… Continue reading Evolution: Another Viewpoint

Harun Yahya

Continuing my previous post about evolution, I want to just let you know who Harun Yahya is. HarunYahya is a pen name used by Mr. Adnan Oktar. Born in Ankara in 1956, Adnan Oktar is a prominent Turkish intellectual. Completely devoted to moral values and dedicated to communicating the sacred values he cherishes to other… Continue reading Harun Yahya

Muslims and Evolution

Ticked off by The B. Files’ saying: my anti-darwinism has been reaffirmed after I read “The Lost World.” And Abez: Evolution is bogus. I am asking my readers, especially Muslims, to tell me their viewpoint about the theory of evolution. Do they think it is all bogus? Do they agree with the young earth creationists?… Continue reading Muslims and Evolution

Face Recognition

Here is a news item on CNN about face recognition using a 3-D scanner instead of a regular 2-D photo. For a fleeting moment, Mohamed Atta appeared on an airport security camera minutes before he boarded one of the planes which crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Was there any way… Continue reading Face Recognition

Computer Languages

A reader Trevor Anderson of Volokh Conspiracy defends C and blasts Java, Ada and Pascal. There are other languages, sure, and they are not all bad, I suppose. Java is okay if your objects need to be oriented: it looks a lot like C and its working parts are written in C (I’d bet!), but… Continue reading Computer Languages

Evolution Controversy

When I came to the US, I was very surprised to find out that a lot of people here consider the theory of evolution to be wrong of “just a theory” (the word “theory” as used by laymen is very different from its scientific use.) I come from a country (Pakistan) where most people do… Continue reading Evolution Controversy