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  1. 1. To the ReaderAll the authors books explain faith-related issues in light of Quranic verses, andinvite readers to learn Gods words and to live by them. All the subjects concerningGods verses are explained so as to leave no doubt or room for questions in thereaders mind. The books sincere, plain, and fluent style ensures that everyone ofevery age and from every social group can easily understand them. Thanks to theireffective, lucid narrative, they can be read at one sitting. Even those who rigorouslyreject spirituality are influenced by the facts these books document and cannotrefute the truthfulness of their contents.This and all the other books by the author can be read individually, or discussed ina group. Readers eager to profit from the books will find discussion very useful,letting them relate their reflections and experiences to one another.In addition, it will be a great service to Islam to contribute to the publication andreading of these books, written solely for the pleasure of God. The authors booksare all extremely convincing. For this reason, to communicate true religion toothers, one of the most effective methods is encouraging them to read these books.We hope the reader will look through the reviews of his other books at the back ofthis book. His rich source material on faith-related issues is very useful, and apleasure to read.In these books, unlike some other books, you will not find the authors personalviews, explanations based on dubious sources, styles that are unobservant of therespect and reverence due to sacred subjects, nor hopeless, pessimistic argumentsthat create doubts in the mind and deviations in the heart. First English Edition published in August, 2007 Translated by: Carl Rossini, and Ron Evans Edited by: Tam Mossman Published by: GLOBAL PUBLISHING Talatpasa Mah. Emirgazi Caddesi ‹brahim Elmas ‹fl Merkezi A Blok Kat 4 Okmeydani - ‹stanbul / Turkey Phone: (+90 212) 222 00 88 Printed and bound by: Entegre Matbaacilik in Istanbul Sanayi Cd. No: 17 Yenibosna-Istanbul/Turkey Phone: (+90 212) 451 70 70 All translations from the Quran are from The Noble Quran: a New Rendering of its Meaning in English by Hajj Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley, published by Bookwork, Norwich, UK. 1420 CE/1999 AH. Abbreviation used: (pbuh): Peace be upon him (following a reference to the prophets) www.harunyahya.com - www.harunyahya.net
  2. 2. About the Author Now writing under the pen-name of HARUN YAHYA, he wasborn in Ankara in 1956. Having completed his primary and se-condary education in Ankara, he studied arts at Istanbuls MimarSinan University and philosophy at Istanbul University. Since the1980s, he has published many books on political, scientific, andfaith-related issues. Harun Yahya is well-known as the author ofimportant works disclosing the imposture of evolutionists, theirinvalid claims, and the dark liaisons between Darwinism andsuch bloody ideologies as fascism and communism. Harun Yahyas works, translated into 57 different languages,constitute a collection for a total of more than 45,000 pages with30,000 illustrations. His pen-name is a composite of the names Harun (Aaron)and Yahya (John), in memory of the two esteemed prophets who fought against their peoples lack of faith. The Prophets (may God bless him and grant him peace) seal on his books co- vers is symbolic and is linked to their contents. It repre- sents the Quran (the Final Scripture) and Prophet Muhammad (may God bless him and grant him pe- ace), last of the prophets. Under the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah (teachings of the Prop- het), the author makes it his purpose to disprove each fundamental tenet of irreligious ideologies and to have the "last word," so as to completely silence the objections raised against religion. He uses the seal of the final Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace), who attained ulti- mate wisdom and moral perfection, as a sign of his intention to offer the last word.
  3. 3. All of Harun Yahyas works share one single goal: to convey the Qurans message, encourage re-aders to consider basic faith-related issues such as Gods existence and unity and the Hereafter; and toexpose irreligious systems feeble foundations and perverted ideologies. Harun Yahya enjoys a wide readership in many countries, from India to America, England to Indo-nesia, Poland to Bosnia, Spain to Brazil, Malaysia to Italy, France to Bulgaria and Russia. Some of hisbooks are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Urdu, Arabic, Albanian,Chinese, Swahili, Hausa, Dhivehi (spoken in Mauritius), Russian, Serbo-Croat (Bosnian), Polish, Malay,Uygur Turkish, Indonesian, Bengali, Danish and Swedish. Greatly appreciated all around the world, these works have been instrumental in many people re-covering faith in God and gaining deeper insights into their faith. His books wisdom and sincerity, to-gether with a distinct style thats easy to understand, directly affect anyone who reads them. Thosewho seriously consider these books, can no longer advocate atheism or any other perverted ideologyor materialistic philosophy, since these books are characterized by rapid effectiveness, definite results,and irrefutability. Even if they continue to do so, it will be only a sentimental insistence, since these bo-oks refute such ideologies from their very foundations. All contemporary movements of denial are nowideologically defeated, thanks to the books written by Harun Yahya. This is no doubt a result of the Qurans wisdom and lucidity. The author modestly intends to ser-ve as a means in humanitys search for Gods right path. No material gain is sought in the publicationof these works. Those who encourage others to read these books, to open their minds and hearts and guide themto become more devoted servants of God, render an invaluable service. Meanwhile, it would only be a waste of time and energy to propagate other books that create con-fusion in peoples minds, lead them into ideological chaos, and that clearly have no strong and preciseeffects in removing the doubts in peoples hearts, as also verified from previous experience. It is impos-sible for books devised to emphasize the authors literary power rather than the noble goal of savingpeople from loss of faith, to have such a great effect. Those who doubt this can readily see that the so-le aim of Harun Yahyas books is to overcome disbelief and to disseminate the Qurans moral values.The success and impact of this service are manifested in the readers conviction. One point should be kept in mind: The main reason for the continuing cruelty, conflict, and otherordeals endured by the vast majority of people is the ideological prevalence of disbelief. This can beended only with the ideological defeat of disbelief and by conveying the wonders of creation andQuranic morality so that people can live by it. Considering the state of the world today, leading into adownward spiral of violence, corruption and conflict, clearly this service must be provided speedilyand effectively, or it may be too late. In this effort, the books of Harun Yahya assume a leading role. By the will of God, these books willbe a means through which people in the twenty-first century will attain the peace, justice, and hap-piness promised in the Quran.
  4. 4. CONTENTSINTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12EVOLUTIONISTS INTERMEDIATE-FORM DILEMMA . . . . . . . . . . .16CAMBRIAN FOSSILS AND THE CREATION OF SPECIES . . . . . . . . .17"MISSING LINK DISCOVERED" HEADLINES ARE AN UNSCIENTIFIC DECEPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19DARWINS ILLOGICAL AND UNSCIENTIFIC FORMULA . . . . . . . .22FOSSIL SPECIMENS OF LAND ANIMALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28TIGER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 WEASEL SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74HYENA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 WOLVERINE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76SPECTACLED BEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 TIGER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78GOLDEN MONKEY SKULL . . . . . . . . . . .36 WEASEL SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80ANTELOPE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 SPOTTED DEER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82WOLF SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 FEMALE BINTURONG SKULL . . . . . . . . .84COYOTE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 BOAR SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86RABBIT SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 WOLVERINE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88FOX SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 ANTELOPE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90RACOON SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 TIBETAN SAND FOX SKULL . . . . . . . . . .92CROCODILE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 BROWN BEAR SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94HYENA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 PANDA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96ZEBRA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 GRAY WOLF SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98ANTELOPE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 FISHER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100TIGER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 HYENA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102ANTELOPE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 WOLVERINE SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104TIGER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 CROCODILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106TIGER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 FROG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108TIGER SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 SALAMANDER LARVA . . . . . . . . . . . . .110WOLF SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 CROCODILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112HYENA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 AN ELEPHANTS FRON TOOTH . . . . .114HYENA SKULL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72FOSSIL SPECIMENS OF MARINE CREATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116MENE (Mene maculata) . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134STARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 COELACANTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136MACKEREL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 VIPERFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138SQUID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 GUITARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140STURGEON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 EEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144STARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 SQUID (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146SOLDIER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 CATSHARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
  5. 5. LOBSTER and FLYING FISH . . . . . . . . . .150 RAZORFISH (CENTRISCUS) . . . . . . . . .230GUITARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 SQUID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 STINGRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234SQUID (with its pair)) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 SQUID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 PLATED LOBSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238CATSHARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 MANTIS SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240GUITARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 PUFFER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164 LOBSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244COELACANTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 SEAHORSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246STINGRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 MANTIS SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248CRAYFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 PUFFER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250SEA URCHIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 STINGRAY (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . .252STINGRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 SEA LILY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254SEA BASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 MANTIS SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256FLYING FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 PUFFER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258SAND FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 BOWFIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260EEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 SEAHORSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262LADY FISH (Elopidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184 COELACANTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264PIPEFISH (Syngathodei) . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 STINGRAY (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . .266HORSESHOE CRAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188 GUITARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268SANDFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 PIPEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270LADYFISH (Elopidae) (with its pair) . . . .192 PUFFER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274BRITTLESTAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196 MANTIS SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276EEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198 PUFFER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278SANDFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 SQUID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280CRAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 SARDINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 MANTIS SHRIMP AND EEL . . . . . . . . . .284SANDFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 PUFFER FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286STARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208 NEEDLEFISH (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . .288ANGELFISH (Cichlidae) . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 MANTIS SHRIMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290RAZORFISH (Centriscus) . . . . . . . . . . . .212 GUITARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292SEA CUCUMBER (with its pair) . . . . . . .214 MACKEREL (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . .294STARFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 NEEDLEFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296CORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 LADYFISH (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . .298TROUTPERCH (Percopsidae) . . . . . . . . .220 BONEFISH (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . .300SCALLOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222 SAWFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302FLYING FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 SEA URCHIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304CORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 CATSHARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306STURGEON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228FOSIL SPECIMENS OF PLANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308HACKBERRY SEEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 POPLAR LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328SEQUOIA PINE CONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 OAK LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330LEAF OF CLIMBING FERN . . . . . . . . . .314 WILLOW LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332ALLOPHYLUS LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 FERN (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334POPLAR LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 BEECH LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336CEDAR LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320 FERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338SUMAC LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 HONEYSUCKLE LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340SPURGE LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 FERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342BALLOON VINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326 BIRCH LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
  6. 6. FERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346 SOAPBERRY LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354HONEYSUCKLE LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348 SOAPBERRY LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356BIRCH LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350 FERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358SOAPBERRY LEAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352FOSSIL SPECIMENS OF INSECTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360ANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362 COBWEB SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402JUMPING SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363 CLICK BEETLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403BUTTERFLY LARVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364 CICADA NYMPH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404BRISTLETAILS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365 CICADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405JUMPING SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366 DRAGONFLY AND MAYFLY LARVA . . .406LARGE JUMPING SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . .367 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408ORB WEAVER SPIDER AND FLY . . . . . .368 GRASSHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410GROUND SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369 COCKROACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412BARKLOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 GRASSHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414WASP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371 PLANTHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415GALL MIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372 COCKROACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416ASSASSIN BUG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373 MARCH FLY (Bibionidae) . . . . . . . . . . .417SOFT-BODIED PLANT BEETLE . . . . . . .374 DRAGONFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418COCKROACH AND MIDGE . . . . . . . .375 DRAGONFLY (with its pair) . . . . . . . . . .420LONG-HORNED BEETLE . . . . . . . . . . .376 CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422TWO MEALWORM LARVAE . . . . . . . . .377 COCKROACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423CATERPILLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378 CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424TRUE BUG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379 DRAGONFLY NYMPH . . . . . . . . . . . . .426SANDHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380 MAYFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427MANTIS, PEDILID BEETLE, AND MAYFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .428FUNGUS GNAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381 WATER STRIDER (Gerridae) . . . . . . . . . .429SCALY BARKLOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 WINGED STINK BUG (Pentatomidae) .430SAP BEETLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431GRASSHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432SCUTTLE FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385 WASP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433DANCE FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 PLANTHOPPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434WORKER ANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387 MAYFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435DANCE FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436CLICK BEETLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389 MAYFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437MOTH FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390 SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438BRACONID WASP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391 MAYFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439LONG-LEGGED FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441MOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394 MAYFLY NYMPH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442BUTTERFLY CHRYSALIS . . . . . . . . . . . .395 GROUND CRICKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443RAPHIDIOPTERA (SNAKE FLY) LARVA .396 SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444PIRATE SPIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397 DRAGONFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445BRISTLETAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398 WASP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446ICHNEUMON WASP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399 MAYFLY NYMPH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447WALKING STICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 MAYFLY NYMPH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448BUTTERFLY LARVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401 MAYFLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
  7. 7. ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS DARWINISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452DARWINISMS CRUMBLING MYTHS ANDTHE CORRECT DEFINITION OF SCIENCE . . .462ONCE, LIFE WAS THOUGHT TO BE SIMPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470ONCE, THE FOSSIL RECORD WAS THOUGHT TO PROVE EVOLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . .480ONCE, THERE WAS A SEARCH FOR THE MISSING LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490ONCE, THERE WAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . .497ONCE, IT WAS BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS"EMBRYOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503ONCE, THERE WAS THE MYTH OF FAULTY CHARACTERISTICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508ONCE, THERE WAS THE MYTH OF "JUNK" DNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516ONCE, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES WAS THOUGHT TO LIE IN "SPECIATION" . . . . . . . . . .523ONCE, THERE WAS THE "HORSE SERIES" SCENARIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533ONCE, THERE WAS THE STORY OF PEPPERED MOTHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542UNTIL RECENTLY, THERE WERE STORIES OF THE DINO-BIRD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555SOCIAL WEAPON: DARWINISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562SOCIAL DARWINISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564THE HISTORY OF RUTHLESSNESS, FROM MALTHUS TO DARWIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573THE "ROBBER BARONS," DARWINS FOLLOWERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580SOCIAL DARWINISM AND THE FAVORED RACES MYTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589THE RESULT OF THE DARWINISM-NAZISM COALITION: 40 MILLION DEAD . . . . . . . .619SOCIAL DARWINISTS" STERILIZATION AND DEATH LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632A THEORY THAT BELITTLES WOMEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654DARWINISM AND MORAL COLLAPSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .660THE "EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY" ERROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683THE OTHER NAME FOR ILLUSION: MATTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .688FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .690THE SECRET BEYOND MATTER IS NOT WAHDATUL WUJOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .691INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .693IT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT THAT THE WORLD COMES INTOEXISTENCE IN OUR BRAINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695WHY IS THE TRUTH ABOUT MATTER SUCH AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT? . . . . . . . . . . . .747TIME IS A PERCEPTION, TOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768ETERNITY IS HIDDEN IN GODS MEMORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .783REPLIES TO OBJECTIONS REGARDING THE REALITY OF MATTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794CONCLUSION: THE TRUTH CANNOT BE AVOIDED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .824THOSE WHO LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT MATTER FEEL GREAT EXCITEMENT . . . . . . .826
  8. 8. INTRODUCTIONThere is no difference be-tween this 54- to 37million-year-old fossilized planetree leaf and leaves ofthe same species alivetoday. fossil is the name given to the re- A mains or traces of a plant or ani- mal preserved in geologic strata since prehistoric times—or in some cases, re- mains preserved encased in amber. Fossils collected from all over the world are one of our most important sources of information about the organisms that have ex- isted on Earth since the very earliest times, even hundreds of millions of years ago. Research into fossils enables us to learn about extinct plants and animals, as well as earlier forms of species still in existence today. Thanks to this information, we learn which life forms existed at what epochs in time, what these life forms features were, and whether they resembled present-day species. According to Charles Darwins theory of evolu- tion—whose scientific invalidity has been revealed by subsequent scientific discoveries—all living things are descended from one single common an- cestor. Darwin and his followers claimed that very different life forms developed from one an- other as the result of small changes over long periods of time. According to the theorys unsupported claims, random coincidences gave rise to the first living cells. Subsequently, those cells that had formed by chance combined together and over the course of millions of years, became marine invertebrates. Later still, they devel- oped spinal cords and became fish. These fish subsequently emerged onto dry land and gave rise to reptiles, from which birds and mammals then supposedly evolved separately. If this claim were true, then a great many "intermediate" forms showing the transition between different species should have once existed—and at least a few should have been fossilized. For example, if reptiles really had evolved into birds, then literally billions of half-bird, half-reptile creatures must once have existed. Similarly, there should have been12 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  9. 9. Harun Yahya large numbers of life forms that were part invertebrate and part fish, and half-fish, half-reptile. And these intermediate life forms must have had incomplete, partly-developed organs and struc- tures. In addition, if such transitional species had really existed, then their numbers must have run into the hundreds of millions, or even billions, and their fossilized remains should be found all over the world. Darwin referred to these conjectural creatures as "intermedi- ate forms." He knew perfectly well that if his theory were to be proven, it was absolutely vital that the remains of at least a few of these intermediate forms be discovered. He explained why there must have been a large number of intermediate forms: By the theory of natural selection all living species have been con- Charles Darwin nected with the parent-species of each genus, by differences not greater than we see between the natural and domestic varieties of the same species at the present day... 1 Here, Darwin is saying that the differences between any "ancestor" and the "descendant" during thesupposed process of evolution should be as small as the differences in the varieties of any particular liv-ing species (between a pedigreed spaniel and a mongrel, for instance). Therefore, if evolution had reallytaken place as Darwin claimed, it must have done so by way of very small, gradual changes. Changes in any living thing subjected to mutation will be relatively small. In order for major changesto take place—such as forelegs developing into wings, gills into lungs, or fins into feet—millions of very small successive changes must have accumulated, again over millions of years. This process would neces- sarily give rise to millions of transitional intermediate forms. The distinguishing feature of these fossil crabs discovered in Denmark is that they are discovered in round concre- tions that rise to the surface of the ground at specific times of the year. These fossils, consequently known as "crab balls," generally date back to the Oligocene Period (37 to 23 million years ago). This 50-million-year-old fossilized bowfin is proof that these fish, still alive today, have remained unchanged for tens of millions of years. Adnan Oktar 13
  10. 10. E X C AVA T I O N S O V E R T H E L A S T 1 5 0 Y E A R S H AV E Following his statement quoted above, Darwin arrived at this conclusion: UNEARTHED NOT A SINGLE … the number of intermediate and transitional links, between all livingI N T E R M E D I AT E - F O R M F O S S I L and extinct species, must have been inconceivably great. 2 Darwin expressed the same point in other parts of his book On the Origin of Species: If my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all of the species of the same group together must as- suredly have existed... Consequently evidence of their former exis- tence could be found only amongst fossil remains. 3 However, Darwin was well aware that no fossils of these intermediate forms had yet been found. He regarded this as a major difficulty for his theory. In one chapter of his book titled "Difficulties on Theory," he wrote: Why, if species have descended from other species by insensi- bly fine gradations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined?… But, as by this theory innumerable transitional forms must have ex- isted, why do we not find them embedded in countless num- bers in the crust of the earth?… Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such inter- mediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory. 4 Darwins only explanation for this major dilemma was lack of evidence—insufficient fossil remains had been discovered at that time. He maintained that later, when the fossil record was examined in detail, the missing intermediate links would inevitably be found. Over the last 150 years, however, research has shown that the hopes of Darwin and his successors were all empty: Not a single intermediate form fossil has ever been encountered. There are now roughly 100 million fossils in thousands of museums and collections all over the world. All of them are identifiable as species with their own unique structures, dis- tt Ch arl es Do oli ttle Wa lco tinguished from one another by Charles Doolittle Walcott collected some 65,000 specimens of the oldest complex major anatomical differences. life forms from the Burgess Shale region—and then perpetrated one of the worst sci- No fossil remains of any entific frauds of all time. The fossils he found, belonging to life forms from the Cambrian Period (543-490 million years), constituted major evidence that would to- half-fish, half-amphibian, tally refute the theory of evolution, he concealed them for 70 years in the or half-dinosaur, half- Smithsonian Museum, of which he was the director at the time. The fact that not a single intermediate-form fossil has ever been unearthed in 150 years of excavations forced Darwinists to perpetrate various frauds. 14 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  11. 11. Harun Yahyabird, or half-ape, half-human—forms so eagerly awaited by evo-lutionists—have ever been discovered. The paleontologist Niles Eldredge and the anthropologist IanTattersall, both from the American Museum of Natural History,state that the fossil record is perfectly adequate in order to under-stand the history of life—, and that this record in no way sup-ports the theory of evolution: That individual kinds of fossils remain recognizably the same throughout the length of their occurrence in the fossil record had been known to paleontologists long before Darwin published his Origin. Darwin himself, ... prophesied that future generations of paleontologists would fill in these gaps by diligent search ... One hundred and twenty years of paleontological research later, it has become abundantly clear that the fossil record will not confirm this part of Darwins predictions. Nor is the problem a miserably poor record. The fossil record simply shows that this prediction is wrong. 5 As these evolutionist scientists make clear, it is quite possi-ble to see the true history of life in the fossil record—but thereare no intermediate forms in that history. Other scientists agree that no intermediate forms exist. Forexample, Rudolf A. Raff, director of the Indiana UniversityMolecular Biology Institute, and the Indiana University re-searcher Thomas C. Kaufman have declared: The lack of ancestral or intermediate forms between fossil species is not a bizarre peculiarity of early metazoan history. Gaps are general and prevalent throughout the fossil record6 The fossil record has even preserved the microscopic re-mains of bacteria that lived billions of years ago. Yet despitethis, not a single fossil belonging to any of these fictitious tran-sitional life forms have ever been found. There are fossils be-longing to thousands of different life forms, from ants tobacteria, and from birds to flowering plants. Fossils belongingto extinct plants and animals have been preserved so perfectlythat we can establish the structures of extinct life forms that wenever see alive today. The absence ofeven one single intermediate-form speci-men, despite the fossil record being sorich, does not indicate that the fossilrecord is lacking. Rather, it shows the in-validity of the theory of evolution.New specimens of fossils are constantly being un-earthed all over the world. The number of fossils sofar discovered exceeds 100 million. Scientific insti-tutions and academies examine these fossils in de-tail. Yet as a result of all these endeavors, not asingle intermediate life form that might representevidence for evolution has ever been found. Adnan Oktar 15
  12. 12. EVOLUTIONISTS INTERMEDIATE-FORM DILEMMA As you have seen, evolutionists appeal to the fossil record to confirm their claims that living species evolved gradually from one another. Yet even though 99% of the fossil record has been unearthed and catalogued, they still do not have a single piece of evidence to support the claim of evolution. For that reason, some evolutionists have attempted to manufacture their own fossils as alleged evidence for their theories, though subsequently these "remains" have been exposed as either hoaxes or distorted misinter- pretations. Fossils in the Earths strata confirm the fact that all life forms have existed in their original perfect state ever since they were first created. The Glasgow University professor of palaeontology T. Neville George expressed this many years ago: There is no need to apologize any longer for the poverty of the fossil record. In some ways it has become al- most unmanageably rich, and discovery is outpacing integration … The fossil record nevertheless continues to be composed mainly of gaps.7 The paleontologist Niles Eldredge describes the invalidity of Darwins blaming the insufficient na- ture of the fossil record for why no intermediate forms had been found: The record jumps, and all the evidence shows that the record is real: the gaps we see reflect real events in lifes history-not the artifact of a poor fossil record.8 Many people have the mistaken impression that there is a positive correlation between the fossil record and Darwins theory—a misconception that was explained in an article in Science magazine: A large number of well-trained scientists outside of evo- lutionary biology and paleontology have unfortunately LS E EV ID EN C E gotten the idea that the fossil record is far more EV O LU TI O N IS TS FA Darwinian than it is. This probably comes from the over- mi lli on s ide nc e, in the fac e of simplification inevitable in secondary sources: low-level tio nis ts pr es en t as evTh e fos sil s tha t ev olu igh t of ha nd ax es , dis tor tio ns , sle textbooks, semi-popular articles, and so on. Also, thereof ge nu ine fos sil s, co ns ist of ou tri gh t ho am ple : is probably some wishful thinking involved. In thean d de ce pti on . Fo r ex years after Darwin, his advocates hoped to find pre- - "P ilt do wn M an ," fen de d by Da rw in str on gly de - ist s fo r ay ed for FA L S E dictable progressions. In general these have not been found yet the optimism has died hard, and some pure ma ny ye ars an d po rtr fantasy has crept into textbooks.9 ide nc e of 40 ye ars as ma jor ev fro m the The American palaeontologist S. M. Stanley ev olu tio n ev ery wh ere ol tex tbo ok s Pil tdo wn Ma n describes how the truth revealed by the fossil ne ws pa pe rs to sc ho ch a ho ax . record is ignored by the Darwinist mind-set that is on e ex am pl e of su ac tua lly ex ist ed at Pil tdo wn Ma n ne ve r tan s jaw bo ne dominates the scientific world, which causes oth- tly de ce as ed or an gu all . Th e "fo ssi l" co ns ist ed of a rec en ers to ignore it, as well: hu ma n cra niu m. be ing ad de d on to a ev olu tio n- nc e of ev olu tio n by - "N eb ras ka Ma n" wa s de pic ted as ev ide The known fossil record is not, and never has been, in d to a wi ld ich ac tua lly be lon ge ist s on the ba sis of a sin gle too th— wh accord with gradualism. What is remarkable is that, Am eri ca n pig ! through a variety of historical circumstances, even Ho rse Se rie s ly tre e" kn ow n as the - Th e fos sil s in the fab ric ate d "fa mi the history of opposition has been obscured. ... as the ed at dif fer - de nt sp ec ies tha t liv ac tua lly co ns ist ed of wh oll y ind ep en biological historian William Coleman has recently . en t are as of the wo rld en t tim es an d in dif fer tua lly co n- written, The majority of paleontologists felt their ev- alo pit he cu s se rie s ac - Th e fos sil Ra ma pit he cu s an d the Au str ill us tra ted es , wh ich fos sil s we re idence simply contradicted Darwins stress on sis ted of ex tin ct sp ec ies of an cie nt ap ma nn er, minute, slow, and cumulative changes leading to in a tot all y mi sle ad ing for his the - st Ha ec ke l as a ba sis - An d the ill us tra tio ns pr es en ted by Ern species transformation. ... their story has been sup- th e su pp os ed th e wo mb re pe ate d sis th at th e de ve lo pi ng em br yo in wi th no th- pressed.10 Th is all lef t Da rw ini sts sta ge s of ev olu tio n we re fra ud ule nt. fen d the ir the or ies . ing wi th wh ich to de 16 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  13. 13. Harun Yahya CAMBRIAN FOSSILS AND THE CREATION OF SPECIES The oldest of the Earths strata in which the fossils ofcomplex life forms appear were laid down in theCambrian Period, estimated at between 543 and 490 mil-lion years ago. In strata older than the Cambrian, no fos-sils of living things are found, apart from single-celledorganisms. In the Cambrian Period, however, a varietyof distinctly different life forms suddenly appeared.More than 30 life forms, such as sea urchins, starfish,trilobites, snails and fish appeared in a single moment. Furthermore, contrary to the assumptions of the the-ory of evolution, all of the life forms that appeared sosuddenly possess highly complex physical structures,not simple "rudimentary" ones. According to the erroneous theory of evolution,more sophisticated life forms must have evolved fromother, more primitive ones. Yet there are no complex lifeforms at all prior to those of the Cambrian Period. TheseCambrian life forms appeared all at once, with not a sin-gle earlier forerunner. The British zoologist RichardDawkins, the best-known living proponent of the theoryof evolution, admits that: It is as though they [Cambrian creatures] were just planted there, without any evolutionary history.11 Trilobite eye A 380-MILLION-YEAR OLD TRILOBITE FOSSIL Trilobites are some of the most abundant life forms to have emerged in the Cambrian period. They lived in various parts of the world. One of the most astonishing characteristics of trilobites is their multi-lens eye, made up of numerous units, each unit being a sepa- rate lens. Each lens perceives a different image, and these are then combined as a whole "picture." Research has shown that there were more than 3,000 lenses in the trilobite eye, which meant the creature re- ceived more than 3000 images. This, in turn, clearly reveals how perfect were the eye and brain structure of this creature that lived nearly 530 million years ago. Such a flawless structure could not possibly have emerged by way of evolution. Adnan Oktar 17
  14. 14. This fact definitively invalidates the theory of evolution. Because in The Origin of Species, Darwin wrote: If numerous species, belonging to the same genera or families, have really started into life all at once, the fact would be fatal to the theory of descent with slow modification through natural selection.12 This lethal blow that Darwin so feared came from the Cambrian Period, at the very beginning of the fossil record. New life forms also appeared suddenly and with complete, flawless structures in the ages after the Cambrian. Basic groups such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals each appeared on Earth in a single moment and in flawless forms. Not a single intermediate form of the kind hoped for by evolutionists exists among them. This fact revealed by the fossil record proves that living things have not evolved from the simple to the more complex, neither functionally nor in terms of appearance, but were created by God. The evolutionist Mark Czarnecki admits as much: A major problem in proving the theory has been the fossil record; the imprints of vanished species pre- served in the Earths geological formations. This record has never revealed traces of Darwins hypotheti- cal intermediate variants—instead species appear … abruptly, and this anomaly has fueled the creationist argument that each species was created by God.13 The Cambrian life forms unearthed in the Chengjang region of China display highly striking diversity and particularly intricate structures. These life forms have bodies made up of various sec- tions, antennae with special functions, the ability to hunt and complex anatomical structures. The fact that such sophisticated creatures were alive roughly half a billion years ago entirely does away with the theory of species evolving from the simple to the more complex.18 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  15. 15. Harun Yahya "MISSING LINK DISCOVERED" HEADLINES ARE AN UNSCIENTIFIC DECEPTION If youve ever read a newspaper headline announcing the dis- Pro-Darwinist reports appear-covery of a "missing link," then you can be certain that the report has ing so frequently in the evolu- tionist media consist ofno scientific value. Serious scientists long ago abandoned the idea of conjecture and propaganda."missing links" and accepted that it is unscientific to make evolu- These reports are written totionary conjectures based on fossils. conceal the fact that Darwinism has been defeated. Henry Gee, a paleontologist and editor of the scientific journalNature, writes this on the subject in his 1999 book In Search of DeepTime: Given the ubiquitous chatter of journalists and headline writers about the search for ancestors, and the discovery of missing links, it may come as a surprise to learn that most professional palaeontologists do not think of the history of life in terms of scenarios or narratives, and that they rejected the storytelling mode of evolutionary history as un- scientific more than thirty years ago.14 These persistent reports about missing links aim to give the im-pression that simply making a discovery will confirm the hypothesisthat one species develops into another. Yet excavations over the lastcentury and more have left totally unfounded the expectations thatintermediate forms between species would be discovered. The emi-nent palaeontologist A. S. Romer admitted this as far back as 1963: "Links" are missing just where we most fervently desire them [to point to a transition between species] and it is all too probable that many "links" will continue to be missing.15 Paleontologists have kept their missing links on the "missinglist." Yet their own admissions run contrary to the impression thatcertain media outlets seek to give. For example, Niles Eldredge, andIan Tattersall lack the medias positive air of expectation: One of the most pervasive myths in all of paleontology...is the myth that the evolutionary histories of living beings are essentially a matter of discovery. … But if this were really so, one could confidently expect that as more hominid fos- sils were found the story of human evolution would be- come clearer. Whereas if anything, the opposite has occurred. 16 To sum up, the missing link is not acreature waiting to be discovered, but anidea that palaeontologists have long sinceabandoned, and which cannot be the sub-ject of any truly scientific inquiry.Therefore, why is it the subject of so muchinsistent propaganda? The answer to this question lies in theworld-view espoused by the theory of evo-lution. Materialists and atheists have at- Adnan Oktar 19
  16. 16. tempted to keep Darwins theory alive ever since he first put it forward in the mid-19th century. Because although the theory is based on a completely imaginary scenario, materialists seized on it as a supposedly scientific hypothesis. The evolutionist thinker Mary Midgley expresses this: It [the theory of evolution] is, and cannot help being, also a powerful folk-tale about human origins. … Suggestions about how we were made and where we come from are bound to engage our imagi- nation, to shape our views of what we now are, and so to affect our lives. 17 At the end of his biology text book Life on Earth, the Darwinist biologist Edward O. Wilson makes this admission on the subject of evolutionist claims: Every generation needs its own creation myths, and these are ours. 18 "Missing link" propaganda is therefore a deception intended to keep the evolutionary myth about the origins alive and influential. Evolutionary propaganda is the most important vehicle materialists have for spreading their views. The concept of the "missing link" is key in terms of Darwins fictitious idea of all species being traceable to common ancestors. Therefore, the more that evolutionists can keep their concept in the spotlight, the more support they hope to muster for their materialist views. That is behind all their efforts to distract the public from the collapse of Darwinism by means of "missing link" headlines. "The first point is that selfishness and violent are inherent in us, inherited from our remotest animal ancestors ... Violence is, then, natural to man, a product of evolution." (P.J. Darlington, Evolution for Naturalists, 1980, pp. 243-244.) These words, by the evolutionist scientist P. J. Darlington, are significant in show- ing the true Darwinist mindset. Darwinist ideologies, headed by communism and fascism, regard human communities as little more than herds of animals, totally disregarding human and ethical values, and maintaining that all means are legiti- mate for power and authority. Such beliefs have inflicted terrible cruelty and dev- astation on mankind. Joseph Stalin, one bloody communist dictator, said that "In order to disabuse the minds of our seminary students of the [idea of creation] . . . we had to familiarize ourselves with Darwins teachings." (V.I. Lenin, The Attitude of the Workers Party to Religion, Proletariat, No.45, May 13, 1909) Mao Tse-tung, who ruthlessly slaughtered tens of millions of people in China and abandoned millions more again to starve, stated that "The foundation of Chinese Socialism rests on Darwin and the theory of evolution." (Black Book of Communism, Harvard University Press Cambridge, p. 491.) These quotes are direct evidence of how vital Darwinism is to the survival of bloody Marxist, Leninist and Maoist ideologies. In his notorious autobiography, Mein Kampf, the fascist leader Adolf Hitler claimed that the Arian race was naturally superior, and that Darwins idea of the "struggle for survival" inspired him in selecting a name for his book. In the 1933 Nurember party rally, Hitler expressed his Darwinist views in the words "higher race subjects to itself a lower race … a right which we see in nature and which can be regarded as the sole conceivable right, (J. Tenenbaum, Race and Reich, New York: Twayne Pub., 1956, p. 211.) Especially significant is the analysis by the late evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould that Darwinism became a cause for war in Germany. Benito Mussolini, Hitlers greatest ally, based his 1935 invason of Abyssinia on Darwins racist views and concept of the struggle for life. He was a dyed-in-the- wool Darwinist who ascribed the weakening of the British Empire as being due to "its seeking to avoid war, the main propulsive force of evolution."20 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  17. 17. Harun Yahya Despite the evolutionist medias best endeavors, the fossils theydescribe are not missing links, and neither can anything about themconfirm Darwins theory. These "news" reports consist solely of un-scientific speculation regarding newly discovered fossils of extinctspecies. Yet this unscientific propaganda will not alter the fact thatevolutionist scientists themselves admit that there is no scientificbasis to the concept of the missing link, nor is there any trace of in-termediate forms in the fossil record. The reality that the fossil recordreveals is that evolution never occurred. As in the previous two volumes of the Atlas of Creation series, inthe following pages of this book, Volume 3, you will see fossils be-longing to life forms that existed tens, or even hundreds of millionsof years ago, matched together with their present-day counterparts.You can see for yourself these "living fossils"—of which there arecountless examples. Yet they are seldom reported in evolutionarypublications, which instead resort to reports regarding "missinglinks," which are simply products of highly prejudiced propaganda.You will be able to understand that efforts to disguise various hoaxesand unscientific claims as scientific developments are the products ofthe materialist mindset. At the same time, you will discover how life forms have existedfor millions of years complete with all their perfect and complex fea-tures and have survived with no changes in structure or appear-ance—and how each one is indisputable proof of the fact of Creation. Adnan Oktar 21
  18. 18. DARWINS ILLOGICAL AND UNSCIENTIFIC FORMULA When the subject of evolution comes up, many people imagine that this is a scientific problem—and that for anyone less knowledgeable than scientists, Darwinism is impossible to understand. They assume its pointless to argue the issue, one way or the other. Indeed, Darwinists employ Latin words and scien- tific terms generally unfamiliar to the public in order to encourage this mistaken idea. They engage in complicated descriptions and frequently resort to demagoguery and hollow slogans in order to give the impression they are discussing a highly scientific matter. In fact, however, Darwinisms basic claim is completely unscientific, and its logical poverty is so ob- vious that even primary school age children can see it. According to Darwinism, in some unexplained manner, the first cell supposedly formed in the Earths primeval environment, in a pool of muddy water. And out of that single cell, a literally endless series of coincidences later gave rise to animals, plants, human beings and civilizations. In other words, all of mankind, as well as the entire plant and animal kingdoms, are supposedly the work of an ideal quantity of mud, a long period of time and plentiful co- incidences. According to Darwinists, who are suffering from an obvious logical deficiency, these materials, each one of which is unconscious, gave rise to human beings possessed of reason and conscience, who think, love, feel compassion, possess sound judgment, produce paintings and statues, compose symphonies, write novels, build skyscrapers, construct nuclear reactors, discover the causes of diseases and manufac- ture drugs to cure them, or engage in politics. They claim that when sufficient time had passed, lions,22 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  20. 20. tigers, rabbits, deer, elephants, cats, dogs, moths, flies, crocodiles and birds all evolved by chance from muddy water. A whole range of fruits and vegetables, with their own unique tastes and smells—or- anges, strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes, tomatoes, peppers— flowers with their matchless appearances and other plants all emerged from that same mud. In short, ever since Darwins time, countless articles, papers, films, newspaper reports, magazine ar- Mud ticles and television programs have re- peated the evolutionist scenario in which all of life emerged by chance from mud. In other words, if you ask a Darwinist "How did our civilization arise?" or, "How did such a wide range of life forms come into being?" or, "How did mankind come into exis- tence?" the essential answer you will Time receive is this: Coincidences gave rise to all these things from mud, over the course of time. One would doubtless need to be devoid of reason or lack any fa- cility for understanding in order to believe such a tale. Yet surpris- ingly, that very irrational and illogical theory has had its adherents for many years and is still being propagated constantly under a sci- entific guise. Coincidence Natural events24 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  21. 21. Harun Yahya The Lies of Darwinism Have Been Unmasked The theory of evolution, first proposed under the primitive conditions of the 19th century, hasbeen disproved by advances in science and technology. It has been recognized that Darwins claimsare totally unrealistic: Natural selection and mutations, cited as the mechanisms that drive the processof evolution, have no effects of the kind envisaged by Darwinists. In short, it is impossible for them togive rise to new species. The final death blow to Darwinism was dealt by the fossil record. Darwin claimed that all the mil-lions of different life forms had come into being through descent from a supposed single common an-cestor. In order for his claim to be verified, there should be traces in the fossil record—an irrefutabledocument of natural history—of this supposed primitive ancestor and of the various life forms thatdeveloped from it. For example, if all mammals were descended from reptiles, as evolutionists main-tain, then there would have to be fossil remains of a series of half-mammalian, half-reptilian lifeforms. To date, millions of fossils, belonging to a great many species, have been unearthed during ex-cavations. Yet not a single one showing a transition between species has ever been found. Every fossilever found shows that each living thing emerged suddenly, with all its characteristics complete. Inother words, every species of plant and animal was created. Confronted by this fact, evolutionists have resorted to various falsehoods. They have producedhoaxes—counterfeit, artificial fossils that have come to be regarded as disgraces to paleontology. They Crocodiles are one example of living fos- sils. They appeared with all their physical structures fully formed and have survived down to the present day without undergo- ing any change at all over a period of around 100 million years (there are croco- dile fossils dating back 140 million years). The fact that there is no difference between the 100-million-year-old fossil crocodile in the picture and those alive today once again emphasizes this fact. Adnan Oktar 25
  22. 22. have tried to deceive the lay public by tampering with genuine fossils of extinct life forms and in- venting a series of imaginary scenarios. One of the best known of them is the so-called "evolution of the horse." Fossils belonging to en- tirely different species that once lived in India, South America, North America and Europe were arranged in order of size—from small to large—in the light of evolutionist imaginations. So far, dif- ferent researchers have come up with more than 20 different equine evolution scenarios. There is no agreement among them regarding all these completely different family trees. The one point they commonly agree upon is their belief that a dog-like creature known as Eohippus (or Hyracotherium) that lived in the Eocene epoch (54 to 37 million years ago) was the very first ancestor of todays horses. However, Eohippus—portrayed as the ancestor of the horse and that became ex- tinct millions of years ago—is almost identical to the present-day animal known as the hyrax, which looks nothing like a horse and is totally unrelated to that species. 19 Moreover, it has been established that breeds of horse living today have also been discovered in the same rock strata as Eohippus. 20 This means that the horse and its supposed ancestor were both The diagrams of the evolution of the horse, which evolutionists pro- pose solely on the basis of their own imaginations, are not scien- tific. They are obtained by laying out fossil specimens of species that lived in different parts of the world and at different times. The fact is that no such evolutionary process ever happened.26 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
  23. 23. Harun Yahyaliving at the same time, which proves that thehorse never underwent any such process as evo-lution. The invalidity of the "equine series" pro-posed by evolutionists also applies to birds, fish,reptiles and mammals, in short, to all livingthings, to their supposedly common ancestorsand supposed family trees. It has been deter-mined that every fossil species suggested asbeing the ancestor of some other living thing ei-ther belongs to an independent extinct life formor is the result of evolutionists tampering withfossils of the species in question. Satans Game Has Been Exposed Darwinism has been exposed as the most Using the skulls of extinct apes and various races of hu-wide-ranging and astonishing deception in the mans that once lived in the past, evolutionists seek toworlds history. That millions have been taken in establish an imaginary family tree. However, the scien-by this deception, as if hypnotized, and have tific evidence denies them the opportunity.been influenced by all of Darwinisms illogicalclaims, is truly miraculous. The support lent tothe theory of evolution and the acceptance it hasenjoyed up to now are the result of tricks playedon mankind by satan, who urges vast numbers of people towards Darwinism. Until recently, no one had the courage to unmask this ruse of satans and to publicize the truefacts. But in the present century, the response to this deception has finally been laid out in full detail,and the public has been made fully aware of the state of affairs. By the will of God, the collapse ofDarwinism has advanced beyond any point of recovery. Indeed, that is the fundamental reason forthe panic in the Darwinian global empire.1. C. Darwin, The Origin Of Species, Chapter X, "On the Imperfection of the Geological Record."2. C. Darwin, The Origin of Species, Chapter X, p. 234.3. C. Darwin, The Origin of Species, Chapter I, p. 179.4. C. Darwin, The Origin of Species, Chapter I, p. 172.5. N. Eldredge and I. Tattersall, The Myths of Human Evolution, Columbia University Press, 1982, pp. 45-46.6. R. A. Raff and T. C. Kaufman, Embryos, Genes and Evolution: The Developmental Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change, Indiana UniversityPress, 1991, p. 34.7. T. N. George, "Fossils in Evolutionary Perspective," Science Progress, Vol. 48, January 1960, p. 1.8. N. Eldredge and I. Tattersall, The Myths of Human Evolution, p. 59.9. Science, July 17, 1981, p. 289.10. S. M. Stanley, The New Evolutionary Timetable: Fossils, Genes, and the Origin of Species, Basic Books Inc. Publishers, N.Y., 1981, p. 71.11. R. Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, 1986, p. 229.12. C. Darwin, The Origin of Species, 1st ed., p. 302.13. M. Czarnecki, McLeans, 19 January 1981, p. 56.14. H. Gee, In Search of Deep Time, Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life, The Free Press, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1999,p. 5.15. A. S. Romer, Chapter in Genetics, Paleontology and Evolution (1963), p. 11416. N. Eldredge and I. Tattersall, The Myths of Human Evolution, p. 127.17. M. Midgley, Evolution as a Religion, London: Routledge Classics, 2002, p. 1.18. E. O. Wilson, et al., Life on Earth, [1973], Sinauer Associates: Sunderland MA, 1975, reprint, p. 624.19. F. Hitching, The Neck of the Giraffe: Where Darwin Went Wrong, New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1982, pp. 30-31.20. F. Hitching, The Neck of the Giraffe, pp. 30-31. Adnan Oktar 27
  24. 24. TIGER SKULL Age: 80 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Gui Zhou Area, China Evolutionist efforts to portray the supposed evolutionary ancestor of the tiger are pointless. Fossils have proven that tigers are not descended from any other life form, but have always existed as tigers. The fossil pictured shows that tigers living 80 million years ago were iden- tical to those alive today, effectively silencing all evolutionist claims to the contrary. Living things did not emerge as the result of mutation and chance. Almighty God, Lord of sublime creative power, has created all life forms.30 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  26. 26. HYENA SKULL Age: 85 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Tai Lang Town, Gan Su, He Zheng, China In the fossil record, there is no trace of living things gradually acquiring the characteristics they possess—which refutes the idea of evolution. For example, there is not a single hyena fossil with one eye socket formed and the other not, with a semi-developed jaw or with skull deformations and defects. All the hyena fossils discovered show that hyenas that lived tens of millions of years in the past had exactly the same features as those alive today. The obvious implication of this is that living things never evolved, but were created.32 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  28. 28. SPECTACLED BEAR Age: 85 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Zhou Kou Dian, Fang Shan County, Beijing, China These members of the family Ursidae are carnivorous mammals. Today, spectacled bears sur- vive only in South America. Like pandas, they are on the verge of becoming extinct. This Andean bear fossil, in which all the details of the skull have been preserved, reveals that this species has remained the same at all times. The tooth structure, eye sockets, jaw structure etc. of this animal that lived 85 million years ago all reveal that spectacled bears have remained unchanged for tens of millions of years, in other words, that they never evolved. The fact revealed by this and other fossil discoveries is that Creation, not blind co- incidences, represents the origin of living things.34 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  30. 30. GOLDEN MONKEY SKULL Age: 36 million years Period: Eocene Location: Si Chuan, China As a basis for claiming that human beings are descended from apes, Darwinists point to the imitative ability of certain species of monkey. Monkeys are able to mimic actions and behavior they see, but this does not allow them to eventually evolve into human beings. If it did, then other species of animal also known to be intelligent should also have become possessed of human attributes. Parrots, for example, are also able to mimic human speech. Therefore, according to Darwinists’ nonsensical claims, there must be a greater likelihood of parrots developing human speech. Countless findings, such as the 36-million-year-old monkey skull illustrated here, prove that living things have always remained the same, have never changed, and never developed into any other life form—and that it’s meaningless to insist on such illogical claims.36 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  33. 33. Harun YahyaANTELOPE SKULLAge: 83 million yearsPeriod: CretaceousLocation: He Zheng, Gan Su, ChinaIf evolutionist claims were true, then there should once have been a very odd creature bear-ing features of both the antelope and some other life form. These animals, of which there isno trace in the fossil record, should immediately be identifiable, due to their sharing charac-teristics belonging to two different species, and should also exhibit an example of the sup-posed forebear-descendent relationship claimed by evolutionists. Yet not one single suchintermediate form has ever been exhibited in evolutionist publications, which are filled withcountless other myths and fictitious scenarios.That is because no such fossil exists. And that is in turn because no such life form everexisted at any time.Like the 83-million-year-old antelope in the picture, all livingthings have come down to the present day in exactly thesame form in which they were first created. Natural his-tory refutes evolutionist claims. Adnan Oktar 39
  34. 34. WOLF SKULL Age: 80 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Du Lan County, Qing Hai, China Fossil findings are one of the countless proofs that Creation is a manifest truth. The 80-million- year-old wolf skull in the illustration, for example, is one of life forms that never changed over the course of millions of years. This is proof that it was created, and that evolution never hap- pened. Evolutionists, on the other hand, have no evidence to support their theories One would expect evolutionists to display some three to five intermediate-form fossils that support their claims, if they actually possessed any. If they cannot do that, and never will be able to, then they have to explain why they have portrayed their illusions as reality for so many years. The time has now come for Darwinists to stop fantasizing and see the truth in the face of the millions of fossils that prove Creation.40 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  36. 36. COYOTE SKULL Age: 5 million years Period: Miocene Location: China As has already been made clear, the theory of evolution claims that various imaginary life forms emerged from the seas and by way of incremental changes, became reptiles; and that birds then evolved from reptiles. According to the same scenario, reptiles are the forerun- ners not only of birds, but also of mammals. But the hypothesis that reptiles evolved into mammals has no scientific basis, as the fossil record shows. Despite all the excavations car- ried out to date, not a single intermediate form linking reptiles to mammals has ever been found. Nor can any such transitional form be discovered in the future, because no such life form ever existed. That is why the evolutionist Roger Lewin was forced to write that "The transition to the first mammal, ... is still an enigma." (Roger Lewin, "Bones of Mammals’ Ancestors Fleshed Out," Science, Volume 212, 26 June 1981, p. 1492)42 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  38. 38. RABBIT SKULL Age: 33 million years Period: Oligocene Location: White River Formation, Converse County, Wyoming, USA If Darwinists’ claims were true, then an odd-looking rabbit fossil with a skull as yet partly devel- oped, with only half ears and a half jaw, should have been found in the excavations carried out so far. But no such semi-developed rabbit fossil has ever been seen. Every rabbit fossil discovered has fully formed, and flawless characteristics, just like the 33-million-year fossil pictured. That being the case, it is meaningless for Darwinists to persist in their claims, since the fossil findings do not support them. The fact revealed by science is not evolution, but Creation.44 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  40. 40. FOX SKULL Age: 5 to 1.8 million years Period: Pliocene Location: Asia The fox is a species of mammal belonging to the family Canidae (canines). The fox skull in the illustration is around 5 million years old and possesses exactly the same features as modern-day foxes. Every new fossil discovery demolishes evolutionist beliefs and obliges evolutionists to come up with new scenarios, since all fossils unearthed to date are incompatible with their imaginings. But their new scenarios are immediately re- futed, and evolutionists continue to strive in vain.46 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  42. 42. RACOON SKULL Age: 12 to 7 million years Period: Miocene Location: China With its teeth, skull and jaw structure, the raccoon fossil pictured is identical to pre- sent-day raccoons. This once again demonstrates that living things have remained in the exact state in which they first appear in the fossil record—in other words, that they have never evolved. Living fossils show that life forms did not evolve, but were created. Species did not acquire their present bodily structures by undergoing the chance- based process of change, as maintained by evolutionists. They were all flawlessly cre- ated by Almighty God, and have persisted in exactly the same form as that in which they were first created throughout the course of their survival time on Earth.48 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  44. 44. CROCODILE SKULL Age: 100 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Guangdong, China The jaw structure of this 100-million-year-old baby crocodile discovered in the Guangdong region of China has been very well preserved. There is clearly no difference between this fossil skull and those of crocodiles alive today. If a life form has undergone not even the slightest change over the course of 100 million years, then it is impossible to support the myth of living things having evolved.50 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  46. 46. HYENA SKULL Age: 23 to 5 million years Period: Miocene Location: Gan Su, China The 23- to 5-million-year-old hyena skull fossil pictured is one of the proofs that all life forms emerged suddenly and independently on this Earth. This well-preserved hyena fos- sil is identical to modern-day specimens in terms of its jaw, eye sockets, incisor teeth and all other anatomical details. Evolutionists despair in the face of such fossils as this, and every new fossil discovered merely adds to their despair many times over.52 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  48. 48. ZEBRA SKULL Age: 70 to 40 million years Period: Cretaceous-Eocene Location: Guang Xi, China The intermediate-form fossils sought by evolutionists for so many years have never been found. Yet every day brings with it new fossils revealing the fact of Creation. One example of this is the fossilized zebra skull pic- tured, whose tooth and jaw structure is identical to those of zebras living today, once again confirming that the theory of evolution is a grave de- ception and that God has created all living things.54 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  50. 50. ANTELOPE SKULLAge: 50 million yearsPeriod: EoceneLocation: Da Quing, Hei Longjiang, ChinaThe 50-million-year-old fossil pictured is evi-dence that, like all other living things, antelopesdid not undergo evolution. If evolutionists’claims were true, then antelopes should havedeveloped various different features over theintervening 50 million years and be very dif-ferent from today’s antelopes. Yet antelopestoday have exactly the same characteristicsas they did the moment they were first cre-ated—which fact demolishes the idea ofevolution.56 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  52. 52. TIGER SKULL Age: 90 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Si Chuan, Gan Su, China One of those subjects on which Darwinists are at a complete impasse is the origin of mammals. Evolutionists cannot offer any evidence for the origin of mammals and the supposed evolutionary family relationships between the animals in this class. Statements by George Gaylord Simpson, one of the 20th century’s leading evolutionists, show the great predicament facing the theory of evolution is: "This is true of all thirty-two orders of mammals ... The earliest and [supposedly] most primitive known members of every order already have the basic ordinal characters, and in no case is an approximately continuous sequence from one order to another known. In most cases the break is so sharp and the gap so large that the origin of the order is speculative and much disputed ..." (George G. Simpson, Tempo and Mode in Evolution, New York: Columbia University Press, 1944, pp. 105, 107)58 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  54. 54. ANTELOPE SKULL Age: 50 million years Period: Eocene Location: Da Qing, Hei long jiang, China Antelopes, members of the family Bovidae, are some of the fastest-moving terrestrial life forms. There are around 90 species of antelope. According to the fossil record, the living things in this class all emerged suddenly. Moreover, the mammals that emerged in this way are all very different from one another. Very different life forms, such as bats, horses, rats and whales, are all mammals and all emerged during the same geological period. It is impossible, by any stretch of the imagination, to establish any evolutionary connec- tion between these living things. Yet in the theory of evolution, "experts" do attempt the impossible and mislead the public by portraying nonsense as scientific fact.60 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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  56. 56. TIGER SKULL Age: 89 million years Period: Cretaceous Location: Yun Nan, China In claiming that mammals are descended from reptiles, Darwinists point to fos- sils of certain reptiles that are now extinct. The fact that these creatures are ex- tinct lets Darwinists engage in whatever speculations they like. However, scientific research and investigation has revealed the invalidity of their claims. For example, as a result of the investigation of the brains of such reptiles, it was concluded that these life forms did not possess mammalian characteristics, but bore a complete resemblance to reptiles. The fossil record has also revealed that the different mammal species emerged with all the characteristics they possess and never changed thereafter. The nearly 90-million-year-old tiger fossil pictured, identical to present-day speci- mens, is one of the proofs that evolution never happened.62 Atlas of Creation Vol. 3
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