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Rana Dajani

Assistant Professor - Molecular Cell Biology, Hashemite University

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Islam and Evolution

There is no contradiction between Islam and Evolution. On the contrary there is evidence for evolution in Islam and in the history of Islamic civilization.
Islam and religion is not a scientific book. It is a way of life and how to live in harmony with all humanity. Islam urges us to use our brains and to think in a scientific way. If there is a scientific discovery that is absolutely true (although even science is relative). we don't have to find its proof in religious texts. If the religious texts contradicts the scientific facts. It means that we do not understand the religious text.

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    Feb 18 2011: Believe in science, if you like, you will have plenty of company. It is, however, an anthema to science to harbor "beliefs". The scientific method works on hypothesis, not belief. Beliefs skew your data, or at least your perception of your data. There is no data on God. None to skew. All perceptions are subjective. If you have faith, it isn't science.
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    Feb 28 2011: I can't agree and I don't see the reason of comparing Science with any religion to prove one religion is more scientific than others which actually creates adversary. It also not needed to find whether there is contracdiction between science with any religion.There must be contradiction because one came from pure belief and sometimes blind belief others not. So no valid reason of comparing apple to orange.

    The other point is why religious text has to be so difficult to understand when it came for the well being of human species? Communication means not what sender says but what recipient understands.
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    Feb 23 2011: do you refer at islam and the theory of evolution? , if yes , I would say you, that is a deep cotradiction between them.
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    Feb 18 2011: Science is the measure of things. The characteristics of existence (to the extent we can perceive them) that we believe because they are proved to our "logic". What is logic to God? What is important to God: conjunction with our perceptions, our logic, our science or His own purposes? We are so vain to think He would reduce Himself to our understanding, our logic our science. I hope it makes Him laugh and does not anger Him that we would presume to know Him, to know what He knows, how He works and "thinks". I am laughing just writing this as it is so prepostorous.
    Science helps us put things in order, so we feel "safe" from God. We can't put God "in order". LOL!
  • Feb 17 2011: Your premise is incomplete...Where do we start ?