Letter to Editor Re: Harun Yahya, Syed Aslam
By Anwarul Islam
Harun Yahyaâ€™s interview and Mr. Syed Aslamâ€™s response caught my attention. Like Harun Yahyaâ€™s name, I hope Mr. Aslamâ€™s does not show any evolutionary trend.
Anyway, I have to admit that I know nothing about evolution and it is Mr. Aslamâ€™s tenor of the response what made me write this letter. He gave us an idea that everything happened in this backyard and he has seen it happened with his own eyes through his living room window. But that is not what I hear when I read the main stream press. I get the impresson that the theory of evolution is still a work in progress and may well remain as just a theory. Nobody has to prove again again the law of gravity or E=mc**2 every now and then in the context of the stable environment of this earth. But in case of evolution a fossil makes exciting news until another one is found and then we do not hear much after that. The situation has become like the herd mentality of those television experts who extolled the virtue of financial engineering until the current economic disaster.
The last sentence is very interesting. As far as I know it is not just Mr. Harun Yahya or Muslims who have qualm about the evidences of evolution but many from other faiths have similar concerns.
With best regards,